When are you available to see me?
Appointments currently available days, nights and weekends.
Do you offer sliding scale rates?
We understand that some people face financial limitations that prevent them from receiving the care they deserve. We are happy to discuss sliding scale rates based on need.
Do you accept insurance?
We are not in contract with any insurance companies. However, if your insurance company provides out-of-network benefits, you may file your own claims for reimbursement. These claims should be paid directly to you. At the end of each appointment, you will receive a statement that contains the necessary documentation to file with your insurance. We recommend that you contact your insurance company for specific information about your out-of-network coverage for mental health services.
We are 100% committed to maintaining and safeguarding your confidentiality and privacy. This is both a personal commitment and a legal obligation as the law protects the relationship between client and therapist. No information can be disclosed without your explicit permission.
However, We are legally obligated to report any child abuse, dependent abuse or elderly abuse that is taking place; as well as any reported threat of serious bodily harm to themselves, or to another person (s).
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some coping skills that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason aren’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past coping skills. In our work together, I’ll help you identify what those coping skills are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, when you confide in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you may want to avoid that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals.
Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.