Making an appointment
The first step to beginning therapy is a brief phone conversation to determine whether or not the reasons for seeking therapy fall within my realm of expertise. If we determine that this is the case, an initial consultation will be scheduled. The initial appointment is typically an information gathering session for both of us, a 50 minute session where we get to know one another through a conversation about presenting issues and my method. This allows us to determine more fully if we are a good fit to move forward with therapy, and if so, an appointment will be made to continue the therapeutic process. If at any point during this process we determine that we are not a good fit, I will refer you to someone who may have more expertise in a given area.
My rate is $100 per 45-50 minute session, payable by cash or check at the time of the session. It is my belief that quality therapy should be available to everyone who seeks it. Therefore, I work with people who do not feel able to pay my full fee through the use of a sliding-scale system.
The privacy of my clients is of the utmost importance to me. I follow HIPAA policies in protecting the confidentiality of the people I work with in an effort to create an environment in which they can feel safe to bring anything to the process.