Frequently Asked Questions
Call me with your questions and concerns, and I will be happy to provide a brief telephone consultation
to help you determine your next step.
I am available for afternoon and evening appointments Monday through Thursday.
My fee is $160.00 per session. The same fee applies to individual, marital or family therapy, and all sessions are about an
hour in length.
Because I have made a commitment to make therapy accessible to people of all financial means, reduced fee services
are available on a limited basis. My services may be reimbursable by health insurance, and I accept cash, check, and all
major credit cards.
While I do not participate in any of the health insurance networks, I will be happy to provide a receipt that you can submit
to your insurance company for potential reimbursement. If you would like to determine what will be covered by your health insurance, contact your carrier for the answers to these questions:
What are my outpatient mental health benefits?
Does my policy offer out-of-network benefits?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
How many sessions are permitted per year?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Our first session gives us a chance to get to know each other and to decide whether we will be comfortable working together. My goal during this time is to get a sense of what brings you to therapy, and what you are hoping to accomplish. I am also happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you have about therapy. Finally, I will try to offer you something of value that you can take away from our first meeting.
All information disclosed within sessions is confidential between client and therapist. Any information revealed within a session may not be further revealed to anyone without your written permission, except where disclosure is required by law. The circumstances where disclosure is required by law are: where there is a reasonable suspicion of child, dependent, or elder abuse or neglect; or where a client presents a danger to self, to others, or to property. Also, if you place your mental status at issue in litigation initiated by you, the defendant may have the right to obtain therapy records and/or testimony by your therapist.