Whether you have previous experiences with psychotherapy or this is your first time reaching out, you may have questions about my practice and what our work together could look like. Here are some answers to questions new clients often ask.
What is your therapy style?
I am most deeply guided by my training as a Gestalt therapist. When it is appropriate and beneficial, I incorporate Harm Reduction methods and utilize EMDR.
Where do we start?
We begin with a brief phone consultation where we can share a bit about ourselves and touch on some of what you’d like to address in therapy. From there, we’ll schedule a first appointment and meet face-to-face.
How long does it usually take to determine if we are a good fit?
After our phone consultation and the initial appointment, clients usually have a feel for whether or not we work well enough to move forward.
How often do you prefer to meet with clients?
Especially in the beginning, I highly recommend meeting weekly. This provides us with consistent opportunities to develop a rapport. As our work together develops, I encourage personal assessments in order for us to arrange a schedule that suits your specific needs and schedule. My goal is for you to get what you need out of therapy. As your needs change, so may your attendance. Some people find benefits in increasing the frequency of our appointments, others may choose decrease over time. Each person is unique and so is the nature of their needs.
How long does a typical client work with you?
I’ve worked with approximately 60% of my clients for four to six years. About 25% of my clients have worked with me for a one to two year duration. The remainder of my practice is comprised of people who are seeking short term therapy to address a specific issue. In cases like these, we usually work together for up to a year.
I really enjoy and feel honored to have worked with so many clients over long periods of time. It has truly been an honor to be able to support their personal growth in diverse ways as their lives progressed.
What is your cancellation policy?
I ask clients to give me 72 hours notice to cancel a session. If you’re not able to notify me in that amount of time, I will try to reschedule your session within the same week. If I am not able to accommodate a last-minute change, I ask that you pay for the session in full.
Do you accept insurance?
I work with all insurance out of network. I am happy to bill your insurance directly to reduce your out of pocket expenses as much as possible.
Do you have any availability for low-income clients?
At present, all of my reduced fee appointments times are full. I am happy to provide referrals to colleagues and clinics that may be able to work with your financial situation. I also maintain a waiting list and will gladly contact you when a reduced fee appointment opens up in my schedule.
If needed, will you work with my physician or psychiatrist?