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Frequently Asked Questions

You've got questions, I've got answers! Well, here are the answers to common questions. If you have remaining questions, please feel free to contact me

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What is therapy? 

Therapy can be defined in many different ways. Every therapist has a unique point of view on therapy and every therapy is unique for each client. However, there are several things that are common to all therapies:

  • Therapy requires teamwork from two experts: (1) the therapist is an expert on psychological principles that facilitate change to increase wellness and reduce suffering; and (2) you are the expert on you and your lived experiences.

  • Therapy helps to reduce distress and improve well-being through several ways:

    • Talking​

    • Learning new skills

    • Trying new behaviors and changing old ones

    • Changing how you relate to your thoughts

    • Experiencing a new relationship that is solely focused on helping you (the therapist-client relationship, or the therapeutic alliance)

    • Having emotional experiences in a safe environment and being validated

Does therapy work? 

Yes! We now have decades of research that clearly shows that therapy works for most people, most of the time. For example, a classic study that examined how people in a variety of therapies compared to those that didn't go to therapy at all found that, on average, those in therapy reported that their wellness was better than about 75% of those that weren't in therapy. More recent research continues to support this. 

Will therapy work for me

There is good evidence that therapy benefits most people, most of the time, but we can't say what your particular outcome will be. However, talking with a therapist about your goals and how you might work together is a great first step. Research on therapy indicates that a strong bond with a therapist where you agree on the goals and how you'll get there is a great predictor of therapy success. If you'd like to have a free 15-minute consultation to see how we may work together, feel free to contact me--I'd love to talk with you. 

Do you offer in-person services? 

No, at this time I only offer telehealth through a secure-video platform. Many clients find that telehealth allows for more flexibility which makes it easier to attend therapy regularly. 

How much does therapy cost? 

A typical individual therapy session lasts for 45-50 minutes and costs $142. The first session is longer (about 75-90 minutes) and is billed at a higher rate of $215. 

Which insurance do you accept? 

Currently, I'm not in-network with any insurance providers. However, if your insurance reimburses for out-of-network providers, I can provide you with a monthly "superbill" that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. 

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