Frequently Asked Questions
What is your treatment style?
I use an integrated approach that draws on Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Relational Therapy, and Somatic Therapy. My work is trauma-informed and collaborative. I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. Working together entails identifying present-day thoughts and behaviors keeping you stuck and exploring their origin and their purpose, tapping into the felt sense of the body, and working to make the unconscious conscious. Attention will be paid to the unconscious as well as the body. The mind may be telling one story while the body tells another. Learning to listen to and regulate the body, as well as the mind, is an integral part of our work together. My sessions require honesty and in-depth personal examination and a commitment to emotional work in order to make change. A typical session may include talking, expressive arts, movement, tears, and laughter.
How often will we meet?
We will meet weekly at a time that is reserved solely for you. Therapy is a big commitment of time, energy, and money, and weekly sessions are much more effective at establishing the therapeutic relationship and meeting your treatment goals.
How long are sessions?
Individual therapy sessions are 50 minutes. I also offer 90 minute sessions when appropriate.
How much does therapy cost?
Therapy is an investment in yourself and your life, and requires a large commitment of time and finances. I charge $100 for 50 minute sessions, and $150 for 90 minute sessions. There are a limited number of case slots available at a sliding scale. Payment is due at the time of service unless otherwise agreed upon. Payment is accepted by cash or check.
Do you take insurance?
I do not bill insurance directly as I value confidentiality and autonomy in our treatment. Many clients are successful in submitting claims for out-of-network reimbursement by their insurance companies. If you are seeking a therapist who takes insurance, your service provider can offer you local options.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations made within 24 hours of the session time will be charged the full session fee. Sessions cancelled more than 24 hours in advance will not be charged. Because therapy requires consistency, frequent cancellations may be cause for a referral.
What if we’re not the right fit?
Picking a therapist is a very important decision. It is of the utmost importance that you feel safe, comfortable, and that you are able to express yourself freely. I encourage you to talk to multiple providers to determine who might be the best fit for you. I offer a free phone consultation to begin the process of seeing if we may be a good match to work together as well as to answer any questions you may have, with no expectation that you will schedule a session, unless you feel like you and I are a good fit.