Frequently Asked Questions

How long are the sessions?

Sessions run approximately 45 to 50 minutes.

How long will I be working in therapy?

We work together to set goals for your therapy.  These goals are typically short term and long term goals and the address the issues of why you are currently seeing me.  These goals can change overtime or therapy ends when these goals are completed.  The time it takes to complete this process varies from one person to the next, and can be a few sessions or several years.

What should I expect when I get there?

When you arrive in the waiting room, I will meet you close to your appointment time and provide you with intake paperwork.  This can also be completed prior to your visit which will be sent to you via e-mail.  Once in the office, you can sit wherever you feel most comfortable and I briefly discuss the intake  paperwork and confidentiality.   I ask what brings you in to the office and we discuss from there.  Before leaving, I will have recommendations and we will discuss the frequency of your visits.

How do I know if I should go to a therapist?

Seeking a therapist is a personal preference.   If you are looking to experience a more pleasurable life, seeking to feel less irritable or depressed, or wanting to recover from trauma, therapy may be for you.  An individual in therapy can be someone who needs support for depression or anxiety, or someone seeking to better understand why they do certain things.  It is a partnership to guide you along the route you want to take.

Is everything kept confidential?

Yes.  I follow HIPPA guidelines as well as the ethical guidelines based on my licensure.

Can we do sessions over the phone?

No, the ethical code of standards for my profession does not allow sessions to be done over the phone.

What are my payment options?

Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted for payment. Payment for co-payments and deductibles are due at the time of service.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Because I reserve a spot for you each week and do not over-schedule appointments, I ask that if you cannot make your appointment to please call or email at least 24 hours in advance. Should you not do this, my policy is that I do charge you $85 for the cost of the session unless there has been an emergency. Should you have any questions or concerns about this, please don’t hesitate to ask.  Payment for cancelled or missed sessions is due at the beginning of your next session.