What are your fees?
Individual Therapy & Consultation – $150 per 50-minute session; extended sessions (80 minutes) are $180
Couples & Family Therapy – $150 per 50-minute session; extended sessions (80 minutes) are $180
Some things to keep in mind:
- Intake sessions for couples and family work are always 80 minutes, that is, are always extended sessions. It is important that we have enough time to review materials, get a sense of the issues and map a plan for moving forward.
- I accept all major credit cards.
Do you offer a sliding scale?
Yes. Inquire with me if you have questions.
Do you take insurance?
I do not take insurance. I can, however, provide you with a superbill if your insurance company accepts out-of-network providers. Reimbursement for services will be between you and your insurance provider.
How long does treatment take?
It depends. It is not, however, my intention to keep clients in therapy for an indefinite period of time. My job is to help you clearly define the issue or issues so that we can map a treatment plan, focusing on specific goals and from there generating a general timeline. Some issues for some people can be resolved in a short amount of time; some may require months of work. Again, it depends. I will say, however, that I specialize in longer-term therapy for people who seek to deeply integrate life’s lessons. My approach is relational and developmental, which means that together we will walk through the classroom of your life and explore what needs to be explored, toward learning what needs to be learned. At the same time, if treatment appears to be stalling or it seems that you would be better served in a different treatment setting, I will say so and we will chart a new course.
Will therapy work for me?
In general, there are a few things that make for successful therapy. First, clients who are at least somewhat motivated tend to do better. This doesn’t mean that clients need to know the finer points of their issues nor do they have to have all the answers. Clients seek outside help precisely because there are things that they may be unaware of, or because they require a new perspective outside of what they are used to. But, in essence, the concept of having open mind is crucial here, having at least a little willingness to see things in a new way.
Additionally, feeling supported, heard and validated by your therapist also tends to be correlated with more successful outcomes. If you feel that your therapist understands your issues and by extension understands you, then your faith and confidence in the process will be enhanced. You should feel that your therapist can handle the scope of your emotional processes and can offer feedback and interventions that make sense to you.
You should also feel appropriately challenged by your therapist. While your therapist is there to be a nonjudgmental, unconditionally supportive presence, your therapist is not your friend. Your therapist exists to challenge you, assist you, and lead you to new vistas of the mind. Sometimes the process is not comfortable. But you should feel that even in the face of discomfort your therapist has your best interests at heart. Growth is hard, and good therapy tends to follow a balance of unconditional support and gentle but strategic ‘nudging’.