I utilize a variety of models and evidence-based practices to assist clients including, but not limited to, emotion-focused, narrative, and intergenerational therapies. As a systemic therapist, I believe that people are connected to each other through a system of intertwining relationships. My role is to support you in building positive, secure relationships that will improve your well-being and interpersonal experiences. My work is focused on creating a safe space for individuals, partners and families to explore fears and personal strengths.
How do I make an appointment, and do I need a referral?
No, you do not need a referral to see me. There are also a couple of ways to get in touch with me to make an appointment.
Please let me know your name, contact information, and a short description about why you are interested in therapy and I will return your inquiry within 24 hours during my business week (Monday - Thursday).
How long and how often is therapy?
No one person is the same, so no one time frame for therapy is the same. When I start seeing new clients I ask that you commit to being seen once a week for 1-2 months while we are getting to know one another and building the necessary momentum for change. Typically, clients would like to be seen once a week for as long as they feel it takes them to achieve their goals. Clients that feel they are doing well enough may choose to reduce the frequency of their visits and eventually may only come in when they feel they need a "check-up" session. It may also be necessary for us to space our appointments out at some point; for example, if I ask you to complete a homework assignment and I want you to have plenty of time to engage in the assignment I might recommend that we schedule further out. I would be happy to discuss your needs and desired time frame in the initial consultation.
What are your fees for therapy and what payment methods are accepted?
Please consult my Fees page for further information and be advised that I do not accept any insurance plans directly at this time. Cash and credit cards are acceptable methods of payment. Payment is due when services are rendered. A free initial meeting is available- please call or email to set up your phone or in-person consultation.
What if I have to cancel an appointment?
I completely understand that clients have to cancel their appointments for one reason or another. If you need to cancel an appointment, please notify me 24 hours prior to your therapy session in order to avoid being charged for the missed appointment. This can be done by contacting me directly by either phone or email. Clients are also able to cancel their appointment through the client portal up to 24 hours before their session time.
If the session is cancelled less than 24 hours before your appointment you will be responsible for the full amount for the missed session. Unless the circumstances for cancelling are covered in my latest policy regarding the current COVID-19 health crisis. You will find details on my updated cancellation policy here. Please also know that if you are more than 15 minutes late for our scheduled appointment I will not be able to guarantee my ability to see you.
Doesn't going to therapy mean I'm crazy?
In today's world it takes a lot to walk through a therapist's door (or meet with them online) and open up about your problems. I understand how hard that is and I will never tell you that you're crazy; that's not helpful nor does it give us anything to work toward! I'm more interested in hearing what is important to you, why you feel you're having problems and seeing if I can help you problem-solve differently. More often than not, people are just stuck in what they've always done. Seeing a therapist is about finding new avenues for your life and confronting the changes you want to make with someone who can be there to support you.