Therapy can be undertaken for many different reasons.  Maybe life has become increasingly stressful and your usual ways of coping are not working any more.  Perhaps long-standing hurts and issues start interfering with your everyday life.  Chronic conditions such as depression or anxiety might be hard to deal with, even with medication treatment.  The beginning or end of a relationship or  a work situation might feel like too much to handle.  Or perhaps you’re noticing that your child is  having a hard time at home or at school and doesn’t seem to get better despite your best efforts. All of these issues might bring an individual or a family into treatment.  Whatever the initial reason for seeking out therapy, the therapeutic process is always a unique, personal exploration that can give you, your child, or your family the opportunity to grow and gain insight into the nature of your/their struggles.  Working with a therapist can also teach you  and your family new strategies and coping skills to meet life’s challenges and to better manage symptoms from mental or physical illness.

Every therapy session is developed to meet your unique, individual needs. Therapy sessions can be used to discuss the key issues and concerns in your life, to help with skill-building, to teach  stress-reduction techniques,  or to use the creative process to elicit insight or support integration.  Therapy typically requires the therapist and client to  commit to a series of  weekly sessions, with each session lasting between 45 to 60 minutes. Individuals who are going through a particularly difficult challenge may request more time per session or more than one session per week. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant.  Sometimes, I ask clients to work on specific skills in between therapy sessions to support their progress.

Since each individual or family is unique, the length of therapy varies.  During the first few sessions, you can work with me to identify your key concerns and a treatment plan can be developed based on this.  Sometimes the treatment is short-term and will focus on specific skill building to address concrete challenges. At other times, treatment can be continued for longer periods of time, if longer-seated issues need to be addressed.  I approach therapy as a collaborative approach and am always open to exploring how your treatment is going and what you can expect from it.

I’m currently an out-of-network provider with many insurances.  If you have out-of-network benefits, your insurance company might reimburse you for my services.  On a monthly or bi-monthly basis, I can provide you with an invoice containing the necessary information that is required to process your claim. Please consult with your insurance provider to determine what level of coverage you have.