How does therapy work?
As a patient of my clinic, we’ll start with a 60 – 90 minute assessment appointment where we discuss not only your reason for seeking services, but also a significant part of your history and what factors could have lead you to this place in your life. Also, most importantly, we’ll discuss therapy goals and what you want to achieve by attending therapy.
Going forward we’ll meet usually once a week or once every two weeks for 60 full minutes per session.
How long does therapy last?
The answer to this is based on your therapy goals. The idea is not to stay in therapy forever. We’ll identify together what is hurting, what is wrong and what needs to be different in your life. Then we’ll work together to determine what your life or situation needs to look like in order for you to feel “done” or ready to move on from regular therapy. It is very appropriate to start therapy more intensively with more frequently visits and as goals are reached, to taper off with less frequent visits and ultimately terminating therapy. However, many people will return for a “check in” or “tune up” if things start to degrade again. Therapy is something you can move in and out of as you need it.
Payment for Services.
I accept most major insurance plans and will bill the plan on the client’s behalf as a courtesy. A regular session fee for self-pay/without insurance is $120; I provide a sliding fee scale as appropriate. Invoices can also be submitted to HSA for reimbursement if you choose. I accept cash, check, credit/debit card. There is a $25 charge for a returned check. Payment is due at time of service.
Some people choose medication to assist them in reaching their therapy goals. I do not/cannot prescribe medication, but I can refer you to a private psychiatrist and will work closely with that provider as you grow and heal.