What is therapy like?
From the moment you walk into my office, I want you to feel comfortable and at home. You can expect comfy couches, pillows, and blankets, a bowl full of chocolate and a pleasant atmosphere. Coming to therapy can be nerve-wracking and it may be difficult to know what to expect, so I try to make it as comfortable as possible for you.
Is it weird that I want to come to therapy?
Media often portrays therapy or counseling as something reserved for crazy people with huge issues. While it makes for good TV, that’s not very accurate. The majority of the clients I see are normal, everyday people who just need a little help working through a few parts of their lives. I will never tell you that your problem is too small or too weird for me to work with. You get to be the judge of what you’d like to work on.
What are the sessions like? How does therapy work?
I am very hands-on and interactive with my clients. From Day 1, I will follow your lead and let you guide me to the places that are most important to you. I will never prod you or make you talk about things that you don’t feel comfortable talking about.
Depending on the client, most of my sessions include mindfulness practice, metaphors, and resources like worksheets or books that you can use between sessions to keep improving. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a basis for my overall approach to therapy. Find out more about it HERE.
How much does therapy cost?
$120- 50 minute therapy session. You can find more information about my rates and costs of therapy on my Rates page.
Do you accept insurance?
While I am not on any insurance panels at this time, I am happy to provide you with an invoice so that you may file for out-of-network services with your insurance company.
I am having trouble in my relationship. Should I come alone or with my partner?
It is up to you whether you would like to come with your partner or not. Some people prefer to come individually at first and others prefer to have their partner there the whole time. If the problem involves your partner, I recommend that both of you come for the first session and we can go from there. Sometimes, a client’s partner isn’t willing to come even though the client would like to work on their relationship. If this is the case for you, I am happy to work with you individually and explore ways to help you find what’s most meaningful for you.
I’m worried that someone might find out that I’m coming to therapy. What can I do to make sure this stays between you and me?
One of the best things about therapy is confidentiality. From the very beginning you and I will both sign an agreement that states that I am bound by law to keep whatever you tell me in session between you and me. You will never see your information or your stories on my website or any of my other resources. I make every possible effort to ensure therapy is a safe space where you can feel completely comfortable sharing whatever you need to share. Whether or not you would like to tell others about your therapy experience is 100% up to you.