Frequently Asked Questions
How do you work?
My psychotherapy practice is a general practice where I see individual adults. I have experience working with people who have diverse ethnic and social backgrounds. I welcome all people.
My intention is to work collaboratively. That means that I am an active participant during therapy meetings and periodically ask for feedback about your experience.
Working together is important so that we can understand the nature of your difficulties, the goals of the treatment, where to focus the work, and the best way to do it.
What can I expect in the first session?
Making a decision to begin psychotherapy is significant. Committing to a particular therapist during a phone call, email correspondence, or at a first session can add additional stress. In order to lessen your pressure and anxiety, I suggest meeting for a couple of sessions so you can experience what it is like to work with me. Then you can decide whether I have something to offer you that would be helpful and useful.
What are your fees?
My fee for a 50-minute psychotherapy hour is based on the usual and customary rates for licensed clinical psychologists the area. Payment by check or cash is preferred at the time of service. As my fee is occasionally adjusted, please call to discuss my current fee. I provide monthly statements for reimbursement from your insurance company.
Do you take insurance?
Many of the people I work with do not choose to use insurance. For those who do wish to use insurance, I accept all PPO and POS insurances that allow for out-of-network providers. Please check with your insurance company to verify coverage for out-of-network providers, to find out your reimbursement rates, how many sessions you are given, whether your deductible has been met and if you have a copay.
When can I get an appointment?
For someone in crisis, as soon as possible. Appointments are currently available. It is possible to get an appointment within a day of your call.