Does therapy really work?
Absolutely! Numerous research studies have proven that psychotherapy is as effective, if not more so, than medication management in treating many conditions such as anxiety and depression. Additionally, the results of therapy are also longer lasting and more effective. However, therapy is not a quick fix, easy answer or magical cure. Therapy is a process that requires honesty, open-mindedness and willingness.
How long does therapy last? How many sessions will I need?
Each therapy session is 50-minutes in duration. Some clients may request, or be recommended, to participate in weekly therapy sessions, while others may benefit from therapy once every other week, or even once a month, depending on their individual needs. Client responses to therapy, levels of motivation for change and personal strengths are uniquely individual. For this reason, some clients are able to achieve their therapy goals within just a few sessions, while others may require a more extended period of time to achieve their desired results.
Can I use my insurance to cover the cost of therapy?
My practice is private pay based, which means that I do not accept any reimbursement from third party payors, such as insurance. However, for those clients who would want to file an insurance claim for reimbursement for their out of pocket expense for therapy, I do provide a detailed superbill to a client upon request.
Are evening and weekend appointments available?
Daytime and evening appointments are available Monday-Friday.
What can I expect to happen in the first therapy session?
The most important predictor in a successful therapy outcome is the therapeutic relationship that develops between a client and a therapist. For this reason, I believe the first session to be extremely important. In this session, I hope to get to know you and will ask questions about your presenting problem, your history, and what you hope to accomplish from participating in therapy. While some clients may feel initially nervous in a first session, know that this is normal and to be expected. Please to reassured to also know that you can share as much, or as little, with me as you feel comfortable in initially disclosing. However, the more you are able to share with me in the first session, or in the subsequent sessions to follow, the more effective I will be able to be in assisting you, and partnering with you, to achieve your therapy goals.