Q: What kinds of problems do you treat?
A: I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders. However I also have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, self-harm, substance abuse, social phobia and suicidal ideation. Additionally I have helped clients cope with major life transitions, such as death, divorce, moving, starting a family, etc. I enjoy working with clients of all backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities.
Q: What type of therapy do you practice?
A: I have training in Relational Gestalt Therapy and Family Systems as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I use a multi-disciplinary approach, meaning I integrate several modalities to meet the needs of the individual client while still holding true to my foundation as a therapist. I aim to create an active dialogue between us; I am not the type of therapist who simply states “how does that make you feel”. I give feedback and believe in challenging my clients to foster change. I value humor, honesty and empathy as key components in the therapeutic relationship.
Q: Do you take insurance?
A: I do not take insurance, however I would be happy to provide you with invoices to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. I would suggest contacting your insurance plan to check your behavioral health benefits. They will be able to clarify what percentage of reimbursement your plan allows.
Q: How do I schedule an appointment?
A: You can schedule an appointment by contacting me here. I am available for a free phone consultation if you would like to hear more about my services prior to committing to an appointment. Once an appointment is scheduled I ask that you cancel no later than 24 hours prior.
Q: How long are sessions?
A: For the first session I recommend meeting for 80 minutes. This gives us the opportunity to go through your full history, outline treatment goals and answer any of your questions or concerns. After the initial assessment, individual sessions are typically 50 minutes. For couples I generally recommend 80 minutes per session in order to give both parties ample time to articulate their needs.