HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH THERAPY?
One way of starting therapy is to have a brief 15-minute phone consultation with me. During this call, you will have the opportunity to ask any initial questions that you may have about me in order to determine whether you’d like to pursue a face-to-face session. Depending on your decision, we’ll next schedule an “intake” session, where we will further explore the possibility together. Sometimes, the decision to work together is made after several sessions, where you can get a better feel for whether or not treatment is right for you.
HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT EACH SESSION TO LAST?
Sessions last 50 minutes for individuals, and 80 minutes for couples and families.
HOW LONG WILL MY THERAPY CONTINUE?
Your unique factors will influence the length of your treatment. For some, therapy spanning the course of several months is sufficient. For others, a treatment over the course of several years is a better fit.
If, at any time during your treatment, you feel that you are not benefitting from therapy, I invite you to start a conversation with me about that. Those thoughts and feelings are important, and could be helpful in finding a new direction for your therapy.
HOW FREQUENTLY WILL I VISIT?
In our initial consultation call, we’ll discuss the schedule that fits your needs best. Typically, we’ll set aside a specific date and time to meet each week. Based on your treatment, a higher frequency of sessions may be advised.
WHAT ARE YOUR AREAS OF PROFICIENCY?
I’m uniquely skilled at recognizing and addressing the underlying issues that affect our sense of self, and our ability to be in nourishing relationships with others and ourselves.
I ENJOY AND AM PROFICIENT IN WORKING WITH:
- men and men’s issues
- the LGBTQ community
- highly successful professionals
- people with a history of negligent or violent caregivers or volatile households
- people struggling with feelings of anger, anxiety, depression, grief, and shame
- trauma (complex, developmental, and PTSD)
- spiritual and lifespan development (aging, mid-life, and other transitions)
Another way to learn more is to visit my “about” page where you can find more information on my journey and experiences.
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT MY RIGHT TO CONFIDENTIALITY?
All communications between us are held in strict confidence, unless you provide express written permission for me to release information to the appropriate parties.
Information discussed during our session will not be disclosed privately to family members without written permission.
If you participate in couples or family therapy, I will not disclose confidential information about your treatment, unless everyone who has participated in the treatment with you has also provided their written authorization.
There are some exceptions to confidentiality in a therapy setting. I am required to report any instances of suspected child or elder care abuse. I am also required to break confidentiality when there is serious danger of physical violence to yourself or another person. You also waive your right to confidentiality in legal proceedings when you base any part of your case on your psychological state of mind.
HOW DO I PAY FOR MY SESSIONS?
Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check, or credit card. Payment is expected at the beginning of each session. However, arrangements can be made to accommodate those who would like to pay on a monthly basis. During our initial call, we will discuss my current fee structure before therapy begins.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
As a result of the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity Act, many insurance companies will reimburse a portion of the costs for psychotherapy.
For insurance purposes, I am considered an out-of-network provider and will provide a monthly invoice for you to submit for reimbursement.
It would be best to determine the exact details of your policy ahead of time, including what benefits are available regarding out-of-network providers.