Q. How long is each session?
A. The initial intake session is about 45-60 minutes. All future sessions are 45-50 minutes.
Q. Do you accept insurance?
A. Yes. Right now, I accept Aetna, Cigna, Blue Shield/Blue Cross, and United Health Care. I will be able to take more insurance companies in the near future.
Q. If I have to pay out of pocket, how much is each session?
A. I have a sliding scale of $40-$80. You pay what you can afford, no proof of income required.
Q. Will my friends and family find out I am seeing you?
A. No, sessions are completely confidential. Your friends and family will not know you're in therapy with me unless you tell them yourself.
Q. What happens if we run into each other in public?
A. For your privacy, I will not acknowledge seeing you.
Q. What is the first session like?
A. The first session is just for me to get to know you a little better. We don't typically get into any deep concerns unless you are comfortable sharing them right away.
Q. Do you work with children?
A. Yes, I do work with children.
Q. Will I know what you talked about with my child?
A. Yes and no. While you are legally allowed to ask about what your child and I have discussed, I strongly discourage this. For your child to trust me and be able to talk comfortably, I request that parents trust my judgment. If there is something I need to discuss with you, I will make sure to let you know. Your child will always know beforehand what I will discuss with you.
Q. How many sessions do I need?
A. This answer differs for each person and each case.
Q. How often should I come to see you?
A. Initially, I recommend once a week visits. Once you are feeling comfortable, we can have sessions every other week.
Q. Can I stop therapy at any time?
A. It is recommended that you keep coming on a regular basis so that you can benefit. However, you are in control and can stop at any time.
Q. Will my doctor or employer know I am seeing you?
A. Unless you have signed consent for me to inform them, no, they will not know.