Who is therapy for?

People who benefit from therapy are often feeling stuck and unable to grow personally or are not content with the quality of their life and relationships. People can feel this way at any age or in any life situation. Therapy can help, if you are willing to explore moving your life in new and healthier direction with the assistance of a professional.  Guidance, encouragement, commitment, listening, skill building, reflection and journaling are all part of the therapeutic process. 

Why?

When you are seeking a happier, healthier and more balanced life and you need someone to help you get there. 

How to pay for it

Insurance
Many people use insurance plans to cover the cost of therapy.  Currently, I have an “In-Network” relationship with the following insurance programs.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Care Network
  • Optimum Behavioral Health
  • Priority Health (pending)

When calling to make your initial appointment, we will ask for your insurance information.  We will contact your insurance provider to verify your policy and the coverage.  You are also welcome to contact your provider to better understand your mental health coverage and benefits. You can find the contact information on the back of your insurance card.

Cash pay

If you do not have insurance or prefer to pay out of pocket, let us know that you will be a “cash pay” clients.  Sessions are $95.00 each. Payment will be expected at the end of each session.

Payments

I accept checks, cash, debit or credit cards (VISA, MC, Discover and Amex, along with Health Savings Account debit cards) for payment of co-pays, deductibles and other charges.

What to expect

You can expect a collaborative, supportive relationship with me as your therapist to allow you to work toward achieving your mental health and life goals.

Your first visit

Assessments, family histories, intake questionnaires and dialogue may be used to get a good sense of what the predominant issues are and how they manifested. First sessions usually last 60 minutes.

Follow up visits

Non-judgmental, therapeutic approaches will be used based on the issues that are presented.  Follow-up sessions are approximately 50 minutes. Most frequently, a blend of approaches will be used such as:

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Practice
  • Structured Problem Solving
  • Role Play
  • Exploring Coping Patterns
  • Exploring Relationship Patterns
  • Exploring Communication Patterns

Goals, treatment approaches and solutions are tailored to you.  You will be expected to play an active role in setting goals, participating during therapy and developing skills to lessen or resolve your issues.