FAQ

Choosing a Therapist

Finding a therapist who is a good fit for you is an important first step towards change. We will spend the first few sessions together getting to know one another, and determining if we are a good fit. My training as a psychologist means that I have experience working in a variety of settings (outpatient, private practice, detention centers, residential and group homes, etc.) conducting therapy and psychological assessments. I do not prescribe medication, but can work with your family doctor or psychiatrist for medication consultation.

Getting Started

The first step is to determine if I am a good fit for you. The best way to do that is to schedule a first session to meet face-to-face. I am also available for brief phone consultations in order to help you decide if you would like to schedule an appointment. In our first session, I’ll ask questions to help me to better understand your struggles. We will talk about our treatment approach and make sure that I am a good fit to meet your needs.

Fees

My fee is $150 for a 50 minute session. I currently accept credit cards, cash and checks.  I do not take insurance, and I do not bill insurance.  You will be responsible for the fee, but I do provide the documentation needed for a reimbursement.

Please note, for cancellations I must be notified by phone at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment for you to prevent being charged. Failing to do so will result in a full-session charge for holding the time for you. This cancellation policy may be waived in emergency situations.

Scheduling

Scheduling can be done by contacting me by phone or email. Please note, email may be checked only once a day so please contact me several days before your desired session.

Emergencies

In case of emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room. For urgent mental health issues, you may contact me by phone. I will return phone calls as soon as I can. Brief phone calls (under 15 minutes) are provided free of charge. Phone consultation fees will be discussed in our first session.