Why do people seek therapy? People participate in therapy for different reasons. Sometimes folks feel stuck and need to speak to someone to gain a greater insight into the issues at hand. Many times people use therapy as a time of self-exploration and a way to experience or further personal growth. The therapist’s office can provide a safe place, where one’s thoughts and feelings are listened to and heard in a non-judgmental/unbiased atmosphere. Therapy can provide support and can help one to develop the coping skills one might need in order to manage issues such as depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, family issues,stress management, and creative blocks most effectively.
What can I expect in a therapy session? The first session is a time of getting to know one another and a time of assessment. The first session is also the time when we both work toward determining if we are a good fit for working with one another or if a referral to a more appropriate therapist is needed. Sessions last for 45 minutes, though longer sessions may be requested. Generally, we will meet once a week; however, in times of crises or major life transitions, we may choose to meet more than once a week.
How long will I have to see you? Therapy can be a long or short term process. You have to be willing to explore and to address the causes for what is causing distress and willing to change or modify thoughts or behaviors. Some find that they are feeling better after just a few sessions while others find they require more sessions to treat more complex difficulties. Together you and the therapist determine how often and how long is necessary in order to work towards your goals.
Do you accept insurance? Yes, I participate on several insurance panels. Please check “information & forms” section of the website.
What are your fees? The fee for an individual, family or couples session is $80.00. Payment is expected at the end of each session. Checks, cash or credit card payments using Square are accepted.
Is therapy confidential? For the most part, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information can not be disclosed without written permission. However, there are number of exceptions to this rule. Exceptions mandated by law include:
A court order to share information about you.
You have a medical or psychological emergency and a doctor or hospital needs information to treat you.
You present a potential danger to yourself and/or others.
Child abuse or neglect.
Abuse or neglect of an elderly person or vulnerable adult.
Do you have evening or weekend appointments? Yes, evening and weekend appointments are available on a limited basis. Please contact for available times.
How do I schedule an appointment? Call 240-764-6892 or send a message on the “contact” page