How do you choose a therapist?
Research has shown that the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship that forms between you and your therapist. Thus, it is essential that you choose a therapist with whom you feel comfortable, with whom you feel you can open up and be honest, someone who both accepts you for who you are and challenges you to move beyond the limiting beliefs of who you think you are to discover who you really are.
How long does therapy take?
There is no one answer to this question as different people move at different paces and rhythms in their healing journey. What is important is to get clear about what you want your life to look like as a result of your work in therapy and to periodically check in with yourself and your therapist to see if you are moving in that direction and if the therapy is helping you.
How much do you charge?
I charge $150.00 for a 60 minute session.
Do you take insurance?
I am not presently on any insurance panels. Some of my clients have been able to get reimbursed by their insurance company for an out of network provider. What I ask is that people pay me at the time of the session and I will provide them with any paperwork which usually is simply a receipt documenting the service provided for them to submit to the insurance company for reimbursement. I cannot guarantee this reimbursement and the details will have to be worked out with your insurance company.
How often should I expect to come in?
People usually start coming in once a week and then as the therapy progresses and things begin to improve we might decide that coming in less often will work. In the beginning once a week visits tend to build up momentum for progress and also helps to create the kind of trusting relationship needed for the therapy to be effective.
What kinds of people seek therapy?
I see all sorts of people in my practice, from people that are facing some very difficult emotional and psychological challenges, to people who simply feel blocked in some way in their life and want help in creating a more fulfilling and joy-filled life. The myth in our culture that therapy is for people who are somehow severely damaged is simply not true. I often think it is the height of health to admit to ourselves that sometimes we need help in moving forward in our lives. My clients often inspire me with their courage and commitment to deepening their humanity and claiming their lives.