Individual Counseling for Adults and Adolescents
Individual psychotherapy often involves regularly scheduled talks between a therapist and client. These sessions may focus on current or past problems, emotions, relationships, identity issues, mood and/or anxiety. By sharing your troubles with a trained empathic person you may come to understand more about yourself, your relationships, your problems, and ways you can make things better.
Relationships can offer support, intimacy, and security, but by their very nature can also become difficult or tense. We all know that relationships change over time. It may feel like you are out of sync. You are not alone! Problems in our romantic relationships often show up as problems with communication, financial issues, infidelity, loss of passion, stressful life transitions (i.e. having a child, change in home or career, family events, retirement). Sometimes it can be difficult to change old destructive or toxic behaviors and patterns in order to find new solutions. When you realize that what you've been doing for quite some time - and maybe all your life - no longer serve you anymore - then what? How do you break the cycle? How do you move on? How do you challenge yourself to become the best you - you can be? If you have tried to work it out on your own and things don't seem to improve, it can help to have a safe environment to discuss problems together with a trained professional. I'd like to help.
Fees and Payment for Services
The basic fee is $165 for a 50 minute individual therapy session. The intake, or first session, will involve a 60 minute diagnostic evaluation and is $200. The fee for a 50 minute couples or family session is also $165. Payment (cash, check, credit card) is expected at the time of the session unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
If you have a health insurance plan that covers psychotherapy, it may allow you to see me on an "out-of-network" basis, in which case you should be sure that you understand the deductible, co-pay, and reimbursement policies. (Click on the "FAQ" tab on the top of this page for more information about insurance.) I suggest that you call the number of the back of your insurance card to find out what your "out-of-network" benefits are so there are no ugly surprises later. Ask them where to send what's called a "Superbill," the form I provide to you after each visit.