My Approach to Helping
I believe that different methods of therapy are required for different problems, and therefore pull from multiple theories and systems of therapy. However, there are two common factors to any of these approaches that I utilize: 1) these methods have been researched to demonstrate their effectiveness, and 2) I understand that a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship between my client(s) and myself is the basis for any type of therapy. I love helping others move beyond impasses, and to see them regain hope and strength.
More Info About My Practice
I will gladly supply you with a receiptsuperbill to submit for whatever out-of-network reimbursement your individual insurance policy might offer. My standard fee for a 50-minute session for individuals, couples, and families is $155. The standard fee for an initial evaluation, typically scheduled for 90-minutes, is $225. You can feel free to call me and we can talk about your needs in a free 15 minute phone consultation!
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
I think that there are three really important factors that rank as the most important when choosing a therapist:
First, I think that it's important that you feel safe and supported. You are not going to click with every therapist, and that is okay. A good therapist will speak with you to determine if you both feel that this might be a good fit in terms of both training and personalities. Secondly, it is very important that you find a therapist that can supplement their good relational skills with good training, experience, and knowledge about the subject that are you coming in to work on. Last but not least, it is important that the therapist is someone that values feedback. I want to hear from my clients about what feels most helpful and what they are needing. One size does not fit all when it comes to therapy, so adjustments need to be made according to your specific needsconcerns.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
An initial session will involve an evaluation of your needs and is normally scheduled for 90 minutes. At the end of the initial session, I will be able to provide you with some first impressions of what therapy may include and will begin to develop a treatment plan with you. Sessions after the initial evaluation are typically scheduled for 50 minutes. Therapy sessions usually occur on a weekly basis during the heart of the time that the work is being done. This might shift to once every two weeks once good progress has been made and problem areas have begun to improve. Sessions can also be adjusted to twice weekly during crisis periods. Progress will be reviewed periodically, and adjustments to the treatment plan will be made as needed. Deciding when to stop our work together is meant to be a mutual process. Before you stop, you and we will discuss how you will know if or when to come back or whether a regularly scheduled "check-in" might work best for you.