Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer Telehealth Sessions?

I offer sessions via the Zoom platform, currently. Sessions can be done telephonically as well, if clinically appropriate. There is a specific telehealth consent form I will ask you to sign regarding telehealth services during your intake process.
Treatment of psychological, emotional, or behavior disorders through interpersonal communications between the patient and a trained counselor or therapist. The goal of many modern individual and group therapies is to establish a central relationship of trust in which the client or patient can feel free to express personal thoughts and emotions and thus gain insight into his condition and generally share in the healing power of words. (Britannica)
The length of treatment will be discussed during the assessment and throughout the course of your work with me. It will depend on your progress toward your goals. Ideally, termination of therapy is a mutually agreed upon and thoughtful process.
Most psychotherapy is once weekly, although it can be up to three times per week in certain circumstances.
Individual psychotherapy sessions normally last fourty-five minutes. Some specialized groups are longer than this.
I am considered an "Out of Network" provider for PPO plans. Coverage for PPO plans vary, so I encourage you to contact your insurance provider to determine what your out of network benefits are prior to commencing treatment. I provide a monthly invoice at the end of the month for the previous month's services. Payment, in full, is due at the time of service each week, unless other arrangements are made. My fees are discussed during the initial consultation as well as other insurance/financial related matters. I maintain a few sliding scale slots in my practice, so please ask if this is available should finances be a concern for you.
These are overlapping categories. The term psychotherapy includes counseling about emotional and human relations problems. It also includes work with the unconscious, which falls outside the scope of counseling.
Medication is a personal choice. It is one of many tools one can use to work through an uncomfortable and intolerable state of mind, but it is certainly not and "end all-be all" for most people. My job is to work with a client wherever they are and with whatever they choose with regard to this issue. It should be noted, however, that if a person is manic, actively psychotic, or has severe vegetative symptoms of depression, he/she will probably not be in a fit state to do psychotherapy without medication.