+ WHO DO YOU TREAT IN YOUR PRACTICE?
I see adolescents, adults and families. I will also see small groups such as bands or teams to explore communication and relational issues.
+ WHAT KIND OF THERAPY DO YOU DO?
Therapy begins with the relationship between therapist and client. Research shows that the therapeutic relationship is the necessary foundation for positive results. If we’re a fit, I work from a mix of many different therapeutic modalities based on what resonates in our work together.
+ WHAT IS AN INTERVENTION AND HOW DO WE KNOW IF WE NEED ONE?
There are different types of interventions. Sometimes I’ll see a family for a while and we’ll work through possible solutions to substance abuse or other self-destructive behavior. This can mean seeing a therapist, outpatient treatment, home contracts or other efforts at home. If those are insufficient, we can consider Inpatient treatment. In other situations, it is clear that a more conventional intervention must take place to help someone struggling with substance abuse or mental illness get inpatient help immediately.
+ What is the difference between therapy and coaching?
There is some potential overlap, but generally speaking therapy is the process of working through issues and understanding how we interface with the world around us--while coaching tends to be more specifically oriented to navigating a specific situation. I often coach parents through the process of placing a child in treatment and working through the treatment process. Other times I coach people through work situations or helping to understand what’s holding them back in their goals--athletic, educational, career or otherwise.
+ What is Therapeutic Placement and why would I need help with that?
By the time someone needs to go to inpatient treatment there’s usually a lot of stress, tension and urgency. My goal in helping with Therapeutic Placement is to help navigate and curate the possibilities for you and your family. There are many, many treatment centers and most of them have great websites--and very few of them will tell you if they don’t feel they are the ideal treatment option for you. I spend a considerable amount of time each year visiting treatment programs, speaking with their therapists and getting a sense of who they can help. In addition to that, I have spent years working with many of these programs and can help you understand the nuances of the treatment they offer. I won’t even get started on the predatory practices of some folks out there who re-route internet searches to call centers-and lead suffering people to sub-standard services.
+ HOW LONG AND HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK IS A TYPICAL SESSION?
Sessions are 50 minutes. Sessions are generally weekly, though can be more often if necessary or working through a crisis. Frequency of sessions will be determined together.
+ WHAT IS THE COST PER SESSION?
Please inquire directly about current session fees. I accept checks, cash and all major credit cards
+ DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
I am not in network with any insurance companies. I am happy to provide a monthly superbill for sessions which you can submit to your insurance company to request reimbursement. Reimbursement for out of network providers depends on your benefits and coverage.
+ HOW MUCH WILL MY INSURANCE REIMBURSE ME?
This depends on your plan. The best way to find this out is to call your insurance directly, and ask them how much they reimburse for Out of Network mental health providers. Make sure you ask if there is a deductible you need to meet before you can start receiving reimbursements.
+ WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
I require 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment. Failure to give 24 hours notice will result in a charge of the full fee for your session.
+ IS THERAPY CONFIDENTIAL?
The law protects the confidentiality of all communication between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule: suspected child abuse, dependent adult abuse or elder abuse: the therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person: the therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim. If a client intends to self-harm, the therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.
+ HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THERAPY?
Length of treatment is based on your goals and your progress to them. It is an open conversation