FAQ

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

-Hafiz

Question: What is this process like?

Counseling starts with your free 15 minute phone call.  This is a chance for us to talk, and for me to be sure that I’m the best fit for you.

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 (Diana Fosha’s approach).

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 and insurance?

At this time, I only see a limited number of clients, and only on a pro-bono basis.  This is done as part of the private practice of Janet B. Dean, PhD.  (If you’re curious about what “pro-bono” work is, and what its benefits are, click here.

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