What type of clients do you serve?
- I work with children, families, and adults. My speciality is work with children on emotional and behavioral issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and past or current abuse. I also provide support to parents to help their children set emotional and behavioral goals and utilize tools and skills to improve well-being.
I can meet individually with clients or for family sessions, depending on treatment focus. Please note that I do not take court-ordered cases, high conflict divorce cases, or provide custody recommendations of any kind.
- Clients come to therapy with varied experiences specific to their racial and ethnic membership, gender, sexual identity, social class, religious affiliation, nationality, and/or disability status. I strive to offer services and programs that are inclusive, and give voice to these varied experiences, by providing a safe place to be heard, appreciated, and accepted.
What techniques do you use?
- I primarily utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and I am a nationally certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I also integrate mindfulness and focus on healthy mind and body. For children, I make sessions fun and use play, art, music, and biblio therapy alongside talk therapy.
What is the cost for sessions?
- I charge $165 per session. I have limited sliding-scale appointments for lower income clients. Fees may be adjusted on a sliding scale basis according to need, which can be discussed and evaluated following the initial intake appointment.
How long does each therapy session take? Where are they held and what are your hours?
Sessions are 50 minutes long. Currently I only offer telehealth (secure, HIPAA-compliant video conference) and am not seeing clients in person.
My business hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. I offer flexible morning, daytime, and evening appointments. For more information on scheduling an appointment and available times, contact my office and I will work to accommodate your schedule.
Is telehealth as effective as in-person sessions?
- Telehealth is a great alternative to face to face sessions for most clients, and may be preferable for many. Convenience is a huge factor for many families, and telehealth saves transportation time and allows clients to conduct therapy without having to leave home or work. I find that many clients prefer telehealth to going to an office. Being in ones' own home can help clients feel more comfortable. For children, having beloved toys and pets around really helps create a sense of ease. This can be especially beneficial when challenging topics arise. As most of us are now familiar with living on Zoom, telehealth is an easy process for most clients.
What payment do you take? Do you take insurance?
- I accept cash, check, and credit cards. I do not take insurance, but can provide a "Superbill." A superbill is a detailed receipt of your session which you may submit to your insurer should they provide out-of-network reimbursement (check with your insurance first to see if/how much reimbursement is provided).