How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment, just call my office and leave a message. Calls are normally returned the same day they are received, during normal business hours. If you call during the late evening or over the weekend, I’ll return your call the next business day.
Will my insurance cover your services?
Please check with your insurance company to see whether they provide coverage for psychotherapy and reimburse for out-of-network providers. If your insurance covers this service, I can provide documentation so that your carrier will reimburse you. Please note that there is a certain element of risk to your confidentiality and privacy should you choose to submit a mental health invoice to your insurance for reimbursement.
What is your fee and how is payment for your services handled?
Payment is due at the end of each session. My fee is $125 for a 50 minute session. You may pay by cash, check or credit card (mastercard/visa).
How do I know that our sessions are confidential?
All information discussed in session is totally confidential and cannot be released without your written consent. The only exceptions are special circumstances as required by law. These can include suspected child or elder abuse, or when a client is threatening serious bodily harm to him or herself or another person.
How long have you practicing? What are your areas of expertise?
I have worked with individuals, couples and groups for over 20 years. Presently, I specialize in adult and couples counseling. My work builds on the premise that within life’s challenges are opportunities for growth. I provide a warm, caring atmosphere to address issues of depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, trauma, grief, life transitions and personal growth.
My approach is focused and designed to empower clients to set practical goals, overcome obstacles and learn skills necessary to achieve success. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and am trained in a variety of modalities, including Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, personal coaching, body-centered psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis.
My partner and I have been having difficulty talking to each other, and too often end up arguing. Can you help us find ways to get along better?
Absolutely. Counseling can be extremely helpful in teaching you ways to negotiate differences and understand one another better. In addition, studies have shown that Emotion Focused Couples therapy, which is effective in helping couples address problematic cycles in their relationship, has the highest degree of long-lasting success.
My partner won’t come with me to counseling. Will it still be helpful if I came and see you on my own?
Yes it will. There is certain dance every couple does in relationship, and every time you behave in an old way that doesn’t work, you can without realizing it, perpetuate the problem. Even though it is always best if both partners commit to counseling, when one person gains insight and makes changes, the relationship must change as well.
I’m doing pretty well, but often wish I could feel more fulfilled. I’d love to have more passion and creativity in my life, especially in my relationships and in my work. Are you equipped to help me?
Yes I am. With additional training as a personal coach, I can help you discover your gifts, maximize your strengths and design a fulfilling life.