How often and how long do I meet with a therapist?
The frequency and length of therapy depends on your goals and the progress you make throughout therapy. My genuine interest is to help you live fully and meaningfully, and not to keep you in therapy longer than you need or want. In collaboration with you, I will help you to set goals and establish a therapy schedule that fits your needs. Most often, my clients meet weekly at the beginning of therapy, and gradually reduce frequency. Some clients desire short-term therapy that focuses on resolving immediate concerns. Others are interested in long-term therapy that is focused on continuous personal growth or self-care.
Do you accept any insurance?
Currently, I am out-of-network with insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company to verify your mental health benefits. Some insurance benefits cover full or partial cost of services. Upon your request, I can provide a “superbill”, a document that you can submit for insurance reimbursement.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
A licensed psychologist can help you approach your situation in a new way– gain different perspectives, teach you new skills and listen to you without judgment or expectations. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.”
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective, but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with therapy. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.