Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect in therapy?
In therapy, we will meet for 50 minute sessions to work towards the goals we have identified for yourself and/or relationship. This work requires collaboration between us. I will work hard to help you make sense of your challenges, to support you in identifying opportunities for change, and to provide you with new strategies to make progress towards your goals. In order for me to help you, I will need you to be willing to share openly, to contribute honestly, to be invested in the work, to attempt to implement strategies we agree upon outside of therapy and to be open to feedback.
In order for therapy to work for you, you must be an active participant in the process!
Is therapy confidential?
In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a therapist. Information is not shared without written permission. However, there are exceptions to this rule.
- Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s. The therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.
- If a client is a threat to National Security. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
I also have a “no secrets” clause when working with couples in therapy. If you share a secret with me that I believe creates a barrier to achieving the goals you have identified for couples therapy, I will work with you to share that information in therapy with your partner, but if you ultimately chose not to share then I will discontinue therapy.
Can I use my insurance? How does insurance work?
I do not accept insurance. I am able to provide you with a receipt and any necessary paperwork if you choose to submit claims to your insurance provider for seeing me as an Out of Network Provider.
I recommend contacting your insurance provider to ask about Out of Network reimbursement options with your plan.
What is the cost of therapy?
My fee is $120 for a 50 minute therapy session for both individuals and couples.
I accept cash, check, credit card or paypal.