FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT TYPE OF CLIENTS & PROBLEMS DO YOU WORK WITH?

I work with adults, children, couples and families who are dealing with a variety of problems. I've worked in hospital settings with patients who have experienced trauma, terminally ill patients facing end-of-life issues, children on the autism/ADHD spectrum, and transgender clients who are experiencing gender dysphoria. In addition, I also work with many clients who simply need help and guidance for dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship dysfunction, phobias and many other emotionally problematic areas of their personal or professional lives.

WHAT DEVICES CAN I USE FOR MY VIDEO VISIT?

You can use a computer, tablet, or smartphone (iPhone, iPad, and Android devices). Search for "Simple Practice" in the app store on your mobile device, or click on here to log in on your computer.

HOW MUCH WILL MY VISIT COST?

Video visits are typically covered by your regular health insurance - you'll enter a credit card before the appointment and will just be charged the same co-pay, if applicable, as an in-person visit.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO GAIN FROM THERAPY?

Ultimately, your therapeutic goals are up to you. However, a therapist can help you become more focused on pinpointing your goals and guide you toward the optimal ways to achieve them. Talking to friends and family about your problems can certainly be helpful, but while your loved ones offer support and comfort, a therapist can offer an objective point of view and level of insight that a person who is personally involved may find very difficult or impossible to achieve. Plus, it's hard not to feel like you're monopolizing a relationship or being negative when so much time is spent talking to friends about your problems. With a therapist, you can work out your angst and issues so you can bring more joy and relaxation into your relationships.

In therapy, you can not only expect a supportive, encouraging environment, but you'll also get regularly scheduled focused attention that is directly aimed at helping you maintain a life in which you feel, think and act at a level that is satisfying, comfortable and healthy for YOU. 

IS THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?

As with any physical or mental health treatments, the only way to really learn if it will work well for you is to try it out. I am a humanistically-focused therapist, which means that the emphasis of the work we do together is on self-actualization and personal fulfillment. Client-centered, humanistic therapy is always beneficial to clients on one level or another. In most cases, with the help of a skilled and caring clinician, the right therapeutic intervention can be a powerful, life-changing experience.

HOW LONG DO SESSIONS LAST?

All sessions last for 50 minutes. The first session tends to take a bit longer because intake and registration forms need to be completed prior to the start of therapy. Expect to spend at least an hour in the office for your first visit.

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED TO BEGIN SEEING RESULTS?

The amount of sessions a client has with me varies from person to person. My therapeutic approach is a client-led process and the goal is not to have the sessions drag on endlessly, but to guide clients to a place where they feel enabled and capable of going it alone. Being ready for this kind of independence is completely the client's call and there are often occasions where people decide to stop, and then start therapy again as needed, depending on what's going on in their lives.

More Questions?

Simply fill out the form on this page to share details about your specific needs and I'll respond to your request within 12-24 hours.

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