The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.
Who should consider therapy?
Many people seek therapy during or shortly after a crisis. In these moments, it’s most important to figure out how to stabilize, re-organize, and move forward with the help of a professional. Therapy is also helpful for anyone whose habits or patterns complicate their lives, compromise their relationships, or otherwise leave them feeling confused, lost, or unfulfilled. Self-reflection, a commitment to growth, and a willingness to engage are invaluable in the therapeutic process. The more of yourself you’re able to bring to the work, the more benefit you’ll experience.
How do I find the right therapist?
There are many qualified therapists with extensive clinical training and expertise, but finding the right personal connection is key. Feeling comfortable, respected, and listened to are essential in a successful therapeutic relationship. The best way to determine how compatible a therapist is with you is to talk with them on the phone or in person. Articulating why you are seeking therapy and what changes you hope to see will also help a therapist to determine whether or not they can be responsive to your needs.
How long does therapy take?
How long therapy lasts is unique to each person. The nature of each client’s experiences and their goals play a major role in shaping the course of therapy. My work with clients is collaborative, including check-ins about how things are going, and I always welcome questions about where we’ve been, where we’re headed, and how we can get there.
Do you take insurance?
I don’t currently take insurance, but if you have an insurance policy that provides out-of-network mental health benefits, I can provide a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. It’s best to inquire about these benefits before coming to your first session.
What other details should I know?
Sessions last 50 minutes and occur on a weekly basis or more frequently if that better suits your needs. My fee is $170 per session, but I do offer some sliding scale slots based on financial need and availability. Payment can be made in cash, check, or credit/debit/HSA card. I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, which means that if you cancel with less than 24 hours notice and aren’t able to reschedule for that week, you will be charged the full session fee.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me directly.