What should I expect from therapy or coaching?

What I bring to each and every person I work with is open and genuine interaction geared towards improving overall well-being. I do my best to meet people where they are at, and to set realistic, attainable goals that we work together towards through collaborative conversation, skill-building, and new insights. Ideally, time in my office feels like having deep, meaningful conversations in someone’s living room. It’s calm and casual but also very powerful.

While the potential benefits far outweigh the risks, there are some very real risks to take into consideration. First, depending on what type of issue we are working on, things in your life may get worse before they get better. Particularly with couples/family therapy, getting all the moving parts to be going in the same direction at the same time can take a couple sessions before progress becomes noticeable. Some mental health issues related to trauma may also lead to increased distress or symptoms before progress can be made. Sometimes we need to get all the weeds and rocks out of the garden before something healthy can start to grow. Other risks include anxiety around change, difficult emotional or personal work, and unintended consequences of getting healthier which may include needing to change some relationships in your life. If you have concerns at the start of our work together, I am more than happy to discuss them and come up with a plan to manage any potential fallout from our work together.

Are there risks to this kind of work?

Do you take insurance?

I do not currently accept insurance, however I am able to provide you with an invoice that you can submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement for services from an out-of-network provider. Not all insurances reimburse for out-of-network services, so it is always a good idea to check with your insurance first to see if this is an option available to you. Good questions for your insurance company are if you have out-of-network benefits, if you have a deductible, and if you have yearly limits for coverage.

Absolutely! For most of my career individuals, couples, and families have split pretty evenly in my schedule, and I appreciate the variety of seeing different people at different stages of life. I was trained as a systems therapist, which means I look at each person through a relationship lens (as a member of their own unique ecosystem), and so even when working with just one person, I’m still dealing with concerns relationally (relationships with food, stress, work, friends, family of origin, etc).

Do you see individuals as well as couples/families?

What are your rates?

$185 for an initial appointment that includes a psychological assessment (60 minutes)

$160 for subsequent sessions (55 minutes)

Time spent engaged in therapy that exceeds our allotted session time may be billed at my standard rate. 

Cancellations not made 24 hours before our scheduled time will be billed the standard rate.

Still have questions?