FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT KINDS OF THERAPY DO YOU DO?
I consider myself an eclectic practitioner but particularly rely upon strategies from:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
I also incorporate the most recent thinking from neurobiologists and other scientists who have studied how trauma impacts the nervous system.
HOW MUCH DOES THERAPY COST?
My usual fee is $175 per 55 minute session and $235 per 85 min session. I do have a limited number of sliding scale slots as well.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE? WHY NOT?
I am out of network with all insurance companies. However, upon request, I can provide a "superbill" that you can submit to your insurance company to seek any reimbursement for which you may be eligible. In order to do this, however, I have to assign a diagnosis.
I choose not to participate on insurance panels so that I can focus as much as possible on your treatment, rather than on justifying it to insurance companies.
On a philosophical note: I don't think of therapy or mental health as medical and dislike participating in the medical model.
HOW ARE YOU DEALING WITH COVID-19?
I am fully vaccinated and have the ability to see clients face to face in my office, with or without masks, depending upon your comfort level.
I also see clients solely online, if that is their preference and it works for our treatment goals.
I HAD THERAPY AND HATED IT. CAN YOU HELP ME?
Therapy that is a poor fit is worse than no therapy at all. I will work with you to determine together if we are a good fit—if we aren't, I will refer you to someone who may be better positioned to help you. Many clients have had negative experiences in therapy but are able to find trust, hope, and healing with the right person.