I work with clients of all ages from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual identities and preferences, and religious and spiritual beliefs. Some have had no previous experience with therapy, while others have returned because they found the process helpful in the past. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to engage in therapy; each client’s journey is unique. All you need to bring to the equation is a sense of curiosity about yourself and/or your partner, a willingness to stretch in new ways, and the recognition that change requires effort and persistence. Your hard work will be rewarded when you reach your desired destination through your own efforts.
It is common to feel nervous before your first appointment. My job is to create an atmosphere of safety and to earn your trust. Initial sessions typically include an exploration of the issue bringing you in and how it is impacting your life/relationship; background history; goals for therapy; and addressing any questions or concerns you have. Subsequent sessions will focus on exploring the issue(s) you’ve identified and what stands in the way of achieving your goals. While our work may bring up painful feelings, change is sometimes difficult and this is a normal part of the growth process.
Hours: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Thursday by appointment; Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Because each client has unique needs, a variety of scheduling options are available. Fees are based on session length and treatment modality (i.e., individual vs. couples) and may be paid by cash, personal check, Chase Quickpay or credit card. Payment is expected at the time services are rendered. Please feel free to inquire about specific fees during your initial contact. Please note that once you have scheduled an appointment, you are responsible for paying for the session unless you provide at least 24 hours’ notice of cancellation.
You may be eligible to receive reimbursement from your health insurance company if you have out-of-network benefits that cover mental health services. Save time and simplify the process of verifying eligibility and coverage by allowing us to do it for you. Clients wishing to submit for reimbursement will be provided with all necessary documentation and will be guided in the process of filing claims.