Rates and Insurance
As an Out of Network Provider, I accept private pay and provide forms that can be submitted to insurance companies. Out of Network benefits typically cover 40-60% of counseling costs. Please check with your insurance company for specific benefits. Psychotherapy sessions are $140 hourly.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your qualifications?
I have more than 20 years of combined clinical experience as well as a master’s degree and advanced clinical licensure (LCSW). I’m also a board-approved clinical supervisor for LMSW’s seeking LCSW licensure. Please see my ‘About’ page for more detailed information on my background, education and experience.
What is the difference between a therapist and a psychiatrist?
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in understanding how medications for mood disorders interact with the body and other medications you may be taking. Some psychiatrists may provide therapy as well as prescribe medication. Psychotherapists specialize in providing counseling/therapy and do not prescribe medication.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication alone cannot solve all issues. When medication is necessary, it helps to treat the symptoms so that our work in therapy can be more effective.
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
It takes a great deal of courage to reach out for help. Sometimes life’s struggles feel very overwhelming or too painful to face alone. Sharing the burden helps to get through even the most difficult times.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
Having a positive support system of friends and family can be very helpful. A mental health professional has the training and education to help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you to better understand yourself. Therapy is also completely confidential. There may be things that you choose to address in therapy that you would rather not discuss with a friend.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, counseling will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs. I am more than happy to answer specific questions about you and your therapy.
How long will it take?
Everyone’s circumstances and goals are unique to them. Once I have a good understanding of your needs and why you are coming to therapy, we can discuss recommendations in terms of frequency and length of counseling.