Frequently Asked Questions
I've never been to therapy before. What can I expect?
We’ll spend the first 3-5 sessions getting to know each other and identifying a few goals. Then we’ll collaborate to choose a therapy that will best address your preferences and needs.
How long will therapy take?
It’s hard to say. Some people say they feel better within 10-12 sessions. Others find they need more time to really get through a difficult time or problem.
Will you give me a diagnosis?
Not necessarily. Whether you meet criteria for a diagnosis depends on the type and severity of your symptoms, and whether they are significantly impacting your life.
Do you prescribe medication?
No, only psychiatrists or psychiatric nurse practitioners can prescribe medications. We can discuss whether medication is right for you and, if necessary, I can provide you with a referral.
I’ve been to therapy before and it hasn’t helped.
I hear this a lot. In many cases there’s a lack of fit between you and your therapist, meaning that the things your therapist thinks will help or is trained to do aren’t things that are working for you. This is why I focus on collaborative treatment planning and offer a variety of different approaches.
Do you take insurance?
At this time I am not an in-network provider for insurance, but I can help you seek out-of-network benefits from your current insurance company.
I also have a sliding scale, which means that I may at times be able to lower my fee depending on what you can afford.