FAQ & Fees

Ever since Happiness heard your name…………………………..it has been running through the streets……….. trying to find you.

                                           -Hafiz 

Question: What is this process like?

When you come to see me, I will begin get to know you and your story.  You may find that you gain some relief, just from the telling of it.  If you have problems that are bothering you very badly, those will be our first focus.  We will work together to develop greater understanding of your past and present.  Especially, we will explore ways in which you can feel more free of your current problems & burdens.  And we will look toward how you can live out your deepest values & dreams.  How do you build your space of delight, in our harsh world?

In my work with clients I blend pragmatic approaches (cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical therapy, and motivational interviewing) with more exploratory dynamic ones, including AEDP (Fosha’s approach).

I want to see you online. How does that work?

Online psychotherapy starts with a free 10 to 20 minute phone call.  You can either email or phone my office, to set that up.  (See my ‘Contact’ page to do so.)

I know that reaching out for therapy can feel like one of the most intimidating and scary things a person can do.  And yet this also can be one of the biggest gifts you can offer yourself.  Even if you’re not certain you’re ready to begin, it’s ok to call for your free phone consultation.  If you decide you want to begin, we’ll pick a time for your initial on-line appointment.  I use Doxy, a video platform that’s secure, HIPPA-compliant, and easy to use.  Once we’ve set an appointment, I’ll email you two different forms; an intake form and a disclosure form.  The intake form is simply a bit more information about you and the disclosure form provides you more information about my practice, including things like confidentiality, cancellation policy/ fees etc.

The unique structure of the online therapy lets you find the best place that works for you.  That might mean meeting in a private office during your lunch hour, doing a session in your car, or meeting in the safety of your own home during a time when you’ll have privacy.  All you need is an internet connection and a computer, tablet or phone that can use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari (v.11 or later) as a browser.

Are there other things I should know?

  • My practice is limited to adults.
  • I do offer pre-marital counseling.
  • My current practice is not equipped to best help those who self-harm.  I typically refer people who self-harm out to other clinicians with that focus.

What about fees & insurance?

My standard fee is commensurate with my licensure and years of experience.  However, due to the generosity of a number of people, I am now able to accept clients on a pro bono basis as I finish my independent licensure.  I also offer a free 10 to 20-minute phone consultation if you wish to learn more and see if we are a good fit.  At times when my practice is full, I can provide you with the names of recommended colleagues, if you so desire.  All of them are excellent psychotherapists, and some also offer reduced-fee services.

Insurance:  I do not currently participate as ‘in network’ on any health insurance panels.