Individuals, couples, and families seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons. I encourage my clients to view their decision to enter therapy as a healthy and courageous act that will hopefully aid in enhancing their lives.
When you initially call to schedule an appointment, I will ask you some general questions to get a sense of the issues that are bringing you to therapy. During our first session you will be asked to fill out some forms and meet with me for approximately one hour so that I can gather relevant information about you that will allow us to begin formulating a plan of action. Should you decide to pursue a therapeutic relationship with me, subsequent sessions are typically held once per week for 50 minutes.
Each individual’s treatment varies. At times, I might ask you to do some work between sessions that we will then process during the following meeting. It is common for individuals first entering therapy to experience a heightened level of hope during the first few sessions. Subsequently, your experience may vary from times in which you feel stuck to instances in which you feel very successful.
Please keep in mind that change is a process that takes time. It is important for you to allow yourself to be patient and mindful of even the slightest of improvement. Many people find therapy to be a valuable tool in achieving a sense of balance and happiness in their lives. The benefits of therapy depend a great deal on what you put into the process and how much of what you discover during therapy you apply in your daily life.
The standard, out-of-pocket fee for intake and therapy sessions is $150. I accept cash, personal checks, Visa, American Express, Discover, or MasterCard and most HSA cards. Payment is due at the time services are rendered.
I do not accept insurance and so am an out-of-network provider for all insurance companies at this time. My services may be covered either partially or in full by your healthcare insurance out-of-network benefits. If you would like to find out whether your insurance company would reimburse you for the cost of therapy with me, I suggest that you contact them prior to our initial appointment. Most insurance companies reimburse between 50-80% of therapy costs. I will be happy to help you with this process.
Questions that you might ask your insurance company include:
If you are unable to attend an appointment, it is your responsibility to cancel your session at least 24 hours in advance of the session by calling the office. Failure to do so will result in being charged for the session. The fee for cancellation without a 24-hour notice or for a No Show is $100.00. Certain exceptions will be made to this policy in the event of an emergency. Therapy works the best with clients being committed to showing up for appointments and several cancellations might hinder your progress. Additionally, not showing up or calling may take the possibility of an appointment from another client. If 24-hour notice is provided, I will try to find another time in which to see you as soon as possible.