It can be hard to choose a therapist! To this end, I offer a no-cost consultation on the phone or in-person at my office. This can be scheduled to accommodate both our conveniences. All consultations are no obligation and confidential, and are designed to assess that we are a good match. Please call or email to schedule.
Therapy can be challenging, but can result in benefits that are life changing and long lasting. That can include short term solutions for specific dilemma; long range support, validation, and insight; clarity about relationships, sex, and trust; and skills for being in the world. Therapy is not friendship, nor is it yoga, or meditation, or any of the other systems and activities that can be helpful.
I will roll up my sleeves and help you to identify, explore, and help make decisions about what causes distress. Therapy can cause you to become more aware of hidden ideas and thoughts--reducing confusion, anxiety, and conflict—and increasing choices, options, and freedom. We explore the risks and benefits of those options so you can make choices and have support and feedback as you experiment with living and thinking differently.
Therapy sessions are 50 minutes, and session times are the same for individuals and couples. Please contact me for questions about current rates. Rates are not for a certain amount of time, but instead for the value of my services in assisting you to change your life and relationships.
I am an active therapist, asking questions that can lead to you understanding what keeps you from getting where you want to be. One feature that I offer is narrative letters, which means that I send clients brief emails on occasion that highlight reported changes, client discoveries, and questions to think about before meeting next. With couples, therapy is structured, where we explore recent conflict in a way that produces understanding and a loving connection.
I accept checks, cash, credit and debit cards, PayPal, or Chase cash transfer.
I do not work with insurance companies, but I can provide you with a superbill, which allows you to submit to your insurance company for approved reimbursement (usually allowed after satisfying your deductible). I can help you with what questions to ask of your insurance company. If you would like a therapist who bills directly, I would be happy to refer you to a qualified peer. Please note that most insurance companies do not cover couples therapy.
The following is a list of potential questions that may help you when contacting your insurance company prior to your first appointment. If you are seeking couples therapy, you need to ask specifically about this, as most insurance companies will not cover couples work.
Note: Some insurance companies make special provisions for their clients who are already seeing a therapist. Occasionally, that therapist can be designated "in network" for your case alone. This may be worth asking your insurance carrier about.