1. What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is different from psychiatric services. A psychiatrist often prescribes medications, but a psychotherapist does not and cannot because a therapist is not a medical doctor. I focus on mental issues rather than physical issues. I first conduct assessments by taking your history. After that, I provide counseling, utilizing various therapeutic approaches without the use of psychiatric medications. Another difference is that I would not just focus on your own symptoms, but also focus on your relationship issues.
2. Do you take insurance? What is the rate for each session?
Yes – Currently I take plans from the insurance plans listed below.
- Medicare (except for Medicare Advantage plans)
If you have other insurance plans, please contact me. You will be able to use your out-of-network insurance benefits if your insurance plan is PPO or POS (*please check your deductible amount before starting therapy!! Many plans have SEPARATE deductible amounts for in-network & out-of-network benefits).
My rate is $145 – 165 per session ($180 for the initial session).
*Notice to clients and prospective clients:
Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
3. What is the population you serve?
I provide therapy for individual adults (18 or older) only.
4. How often do sessions take place?
Typically sessions are conducted every week or every other week, depending on the severity of the symptoms and your availability.
5. How long do I continue therapy?
My goal is to end therapy as soon as possible, which means I’d like to make the process short-term (a few months – 6 months). It is possible especially if you would like to resolve a specific issue. If you have a complicated issue (e.g. complex trauma) or multiple issues, it might take longer. Either way, I am here to help you and work around your needs.