I do not take insurance. I accept American Express, Mastercard, Visa, cash or check. Payment is due at the time of session. For ease of payment, you will have the option to enroll in autopay, keep a card on file, or both. If you prefer to pay by cash or check, please bring these forms of payment with you to each session.
My fees are $165 for couples sessions and $140 for individual sessions. All sessions are 55 minutes in length.
Yes! I offer a free, 20-minute initial phone consultation. This is a great way for us to get to know one another, answer any questions you have about the therapy process, and see if we’re a fit. You can book your free initial phone consultation here. If you don’t see a time that works, send me an email.
Prior to our first session, I will send over paperwork for you to complete via a secure client portal. We will spend a portion of our first session discussing this paperwork. We will spend the remainder of our first session clarifying what has caused you to seek therapy at this time and discussing your goals for treatment.
The length of therapy is highly dependent on the individual or couple in question. Generally speaking, couple’s therapy lasts anywhere from 16 to 20 sessions, depending on the presenting issues. The length of individual therapy ranges from short-term to longer-term, depending on your personal situation. In both cases, we will work together to set goals and periodically assess our progress toward them over the course of therapy.
The answer to this question is complex. Therapy can often make us feel worse in the short term while creating the seeds of long-term change. This is because many of us end up seeking therapy when the things we’ve used to keep us afloat in our life/relationship/mental health stop working, and the painful emotions or realities we’ve been avoiding now become unavoidable. For therapy to be effective, we have to look at these painful emotions, move through them, and experience the shift that occurs when we stop avoiding and start experiencing. With this in mind, a good mark that therapy is “working” is when you notice an increase in your ability to experience your emotions (be they painful or positive), share them with your therapist or partner, and feel a shift in your internal experience once you do. Read more about this topic on my blog.