What is your approach to therapy?
First and foremost, I believe that it is the relationship of therapy that is helpful and healing. I work to develop a space of trust and caring where you can feel safe enough to explore some of the things that are most difficult for you. Second, I believe that our greatest power for change lies in our present choices. I actively work to help you identify and uncover patterns of thought and behavior that may be holding you back and support you in making new and powerfully different choices.
Do you take insurance?
I do not. However, I'm happy to provide you with itemized receipts of sessions if you are eligible for full or partial reimbursement.
Therapy is expensive. Is it worth the cost?
Therapy is definitely a financial investment. It is an investment in your mental health and well being. We invest in ourselves in many different ways. We invest in our physical health, our appearance, our education - investing in your mental health is no different. In fact, it has the potential to be even more powerful. Therapy can help you discover new and empowered ways to approach all aspects of your life with greater awareness. I believe that investing in therapy is an investment in your future success and well-being.
Is what I say confidential?
Yes. Everything you share with me is kept in confidence. There are only three cases where I would break that confidence. 1) If I feel you are in danger of harming yourself or someone else, 2) If I suspect abuse of a child, elder or dependent adult, or 3) in the case of a court subpoena. We can always discuss these exceptions to confidentiality in greater detail in our first session.
Yes. Some places in my practice are offered at lower fees based on availability and financial need. Please let me know if this is something that is essential for you. I may ask you to provide me with income information if we are evaluating the possibility of sliding scale. If I'm unable to accommodate a fee that is comfortable I'm happy to provide you with appropriate referrals.