What is the purpose of therapy?

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 […]

How long can I expect to be in therapy?

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 […]

What does a therapy session look like?

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 […]

Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work? What about fees?

I’m currently in-network with CIGNA. I’m also an out-of-network provider with many other insurances.  If you have out-of-network benefits, your insurance company will likely reimburse you for my services.  On a weekly or monthly basis, I can provide you with an invoice containing the necessary information that is required to process your claim. Please consult […]

What is art therapy?

I am a psychotherapist trained to work with individuals and families in many different ways, using approaches that are tailored to each individual or family .  One of the tools I have at hand as a creative arts therapist is using art-making as part of the healing process. You do not need to be an […]

What is Somatic Experiencing?

Somatic Experiencing is a  model for working through stress and trauma developed by Dr. Peter Levine as a result of his work in medical biophysics, neuroscience, and psychology.   Through his research and clinical work, Dr. Levine reached the understanding that “trauma originates as a response in the nervous system” rather than being in “the event” […]