Great question! It can sometimes be hard to know whether the problems we are dealing with would be helped by psychotherapy. Psychotherapy has been shown to be beneficial in treating a number of concerns, including depression, anxiety, grief, family discord, questions related to identity, etc. Whether psychotherapy may be helpful to you at this time is something we can discuss during our initial phone consult and intake appointment.
Yes and no. A lot of our work together will be you talking and exploring aspects of your life that you might not have had the opportunity to explore before. I see our work together as collaborative. While I am the expert in the room with regards to psychology, you are the expert when it comes to your life and your feelings. As you talk, my job is to listen for patterns and connections, and to offer an outside perspective that may help us begin to understand your concerns in a new light. So while our work together might sometimes feel like you are simply talking, there is a lot more happening during our sessions than meets the eye.
Because I do not want finances to be a barrier to seeking therapy, I offer a number of sliding scale appointments at my practice. Depending on availability, I may be able to offer one of these spots to you. This is something you and I can discuss in more detail during our initial phone consultation.
I am currently an out-of-network provider, meaning that I do not accept insurance. However, I am happy to provide you with the necessary paperwork so that you can submit a claim to be reimbursed for our sessions. I encourage you to contact your insurance provider first to determine your out-of-network benefits.