My Approach to Helping
Therapy is effective when there is a good match between you and your therapist. I am an active participant and will guide you in working through depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work-related problems or just feeling stuck in non-productive patterns of behavior. I provide a warm, non-judgmental and confidential space where you can make sense of your problem and develop skills to improve your life.
I have had training in psychodynamic, family and cognitive therapy. Emotional and mental distress is our body/mind/spirit's way of giving us an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and realize personal growth.
I work with adults, couples, adolescents, families and provide parenting consultation. I also have special training in eating disorders, substance use/abuse and conditions related to personality.
More Info About My Practice
My practice is out-of-network for most insurance plans. Specific fee information is discussed at initial contact. Fee flexibility is available according to individual financial status.
Although obtaining psychotherapy on an out-of-network basis may seem more expensive, there are many benefits. Insurance companies require regular treatment plans to be submitted by their network providers in order to continue to authorize sessions. There can be a lack of clarity and/or after-the-fact decisions about what they will cover, resulting in surprise balances billed to patients. Finally, insurance companies can and do audit in-network psychotherapists records, further compromising confidentiality.
Obtaining psychotherapy on an out-of-network basis avoids all of these issues that compromise confidentiality and autonomy of treatment. All treatment decisions are made solely between patient and therapist, including the type of therapy used, its length, and who should or should not be consulted. My practice does not involve any third parties in billing or paperwork in order to insure accuracy and confidentiality. Although my practice is fee-for-service, I provide assistance with obtaining reimbursement from insurance companies.