“And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom."
I know the courage it takes to make the initial call to a therapist. It is a big step, a step that you have most likely contemplated for some time. The connection you feel with me, as a therapist, is important and, for growth and healing to occur, you need to feel safe, supported, and understood. The healing-oriented approaches I use are experiential, body-centered, and place great emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. Too often we suffer in aloneness and isolation. In our work together, we will work to undo feelings of aloneness, which is the basic tenet of AEDP, and to process difficult emotional experiences. You will have the opportunity to experiment with new ways of thinking, feeling, and being in order to change patterns that feel limiting and unfulfilling. My approach works well with issues such as depression, anxiety, early childhood neglect and trauma, attachment issues, relationship stress, work/career and life transition, and much more.
We begin with a 20 minute phone consultation so that you and I can learn more about each other and schedule your initial session. The first session is a time for you and I to get to know each other, talk about your goals for therapy, answer any questions you may have, and to begin our work together.
Payment: 50 minute session - $125; Cash, check, and all major credit cards are accepted. Payment is due at each session. I have a limited number of sliding scale openings, rates based on income, ability to pay, and my availability.
If you have a PPO health insurance plan, you may be able to submit claims to your insurance company for reimbursement. I can provide you a “super bill” with everything you should need to submit for reimbursement or for use with a flexible spending health savings account.
If you are considering using your insurance benefits, please contact your insurance company prior to beginning therapy. Specifically, you may wish to inquire about:
Behavioral Health benefits
Coverage for out-of-network providers
Deductible for out-of-network providers
Any limitations on number of visits covered per calendar year