New Patients

Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. It varies depending on the personalities of the psychotherapist and patient, and the particular problems you are experiencing. Psychotherapy is not like a medical doctor visit. Instead, it calls for a very active effort on your part. In order for the therapy to be most successful, you will work on things we talk about both during our sessions and outside of our sessions.

Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. On the other hand, psychotherapy has also been shown to have many benefits. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. However, there are no guarantees of what you will experience.

Your first few sessions involve an evaluation of your history, needs, and goals. By the end of the evaluation, I will discuss with you what our work will include and a treatment plan, if you decide to continue therapy. You should evaluate this information along with your own opinions of whether you feel comfortable working with me as your therapist. Therapy involves a commitment of time, money, and energy, so you should be very careful about the therapist you select.

Forms

Please complete and bring these forms along to your first appointment

New patient registration form

Informed consent form

Credit card authorization form

Release form

FAQs

Do you accept insurance?

I do not accept any insurance as payment for services. You may request a super bill patient visit information receipt at the time of service to submit directly to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please check your out-of-network benefits for counseling. If you do have this type of coverage, your counseling may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan.

Fees

60 minutes $170
90 minutes $255
120 minutes $340

Payment

Cash, personal checks, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are accepted methods of payment.

Cancellation policy

Appointments must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. Missed appointments or cancellations less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment are subject to a full session fee.

What are your hours of operation?

Monday – Thursday 10am–6pm.
After–hours appointments available by special request for established patients.

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