+ Who do you treat in your practice?
I see adult individuals and adolescents in my practice. I do not see couples or children under 12. My practice is open and affirming, and respects the rights and values of all clients, regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation.
+ How long and how many times a week is a typical session?
Sessions are 50 minutes. Most clients are seen 1-3 times a week in the beginning, and then as time goes on, less frequently.
+ What is the cost per session?
Please inquire directly about current session fees. I accept checks, cash, bank transfer and all major credit cards
+ Do you take insurance?
I am not in network with any insurance companies. I am happy to provide a monthly superbill for sessions which you can submit to your insurance company to request reimbursement. Reimbursement for out of network providers depends on your benefits and coverage.
+ How much will my insurance reimburse me?
This depends on your plan. The best way to find this out is to call your insurance directly, and ask them how much they reimburse for Out of Network mental health providers. Make sure you ask if there is a deductible you need to meet before you can start receiving reimbursements.
+ What is your cancellation policy?
I require 48 hours notice to cancel an appointment. Failure to give 48 hours notice will result in a charge of the full fee for your session.
+ Is therapy confidential?
The law protects the confidentiality of all communication between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule: suspected child abuse, dependent adult abuse or elder abuse: the therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person: the therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim. If a client intends to self-harm, the therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.
+ How long will I be in therapy?
This is a very reasonable question to ask, and one of the hardest to answer. Each person’s journey is unique and moves at its own pace. I work to empower my clients to gain the healing, tools and insight they need to live their best life, and this cannot be measured in general terms. Some clients have specific goals to meet, and others desire ongoing therapy as part of their self-care. This question can be discussed as part of your individually-tailored therapy.