Phone Consultation: Free of charge (up to 20 minutes)
50 minutes: $250
80 minutes: $350
I accept payment by check, cash, or any major credit card. Payment is due prior to, or at the time of, service. If you have a credit card on file, it will be charged within 24 hours of your appointment.
Regarding Insurance: Though I am not an in-network provider for any insurance plans, I do provide a monthly superbill that you can submit to your health insurance company. If your insurance carrier provides out-of-network benefits, you may be reimbursed for 20-80% of your session fees. Before we meet, you should contact your insurance carrier to verify: (1) whether you have mental health benefits, (2) the number of sessions covered, (3) the rate of reimbursement, and (4) your deductible. If you have questions about this, please feel free to call me. I am happy to assist; I know this stuff can be hard to navigate.
Sliding Scale: I do have a limited number of sliding-scale slots for individuals with particularly low income (documentation required, but please do inquire).
Technology + Therapy
Recent reviews and meta-analyses have found that, for most mental health concerns, teletherapy (i.e., remote, video-based therapy sessions) are just as beneficial as traditional in-office psychotherapy (Lamb et al., 2018; Norwood et al., 2018; Osenbach et al., 2013; Shigekawa et al., 2018).
I offer teletherapy sessions via the secure, HIPAA-compliant, SimplePractice platform. Teletherapy rates are the same as those listed above. Please contact me to inquire as to whether this might be a good option for you.
In addition to my experience with teletherapy, I have co-developed and implemented mobile applications (i.e., iPhone/Android apps) designed to accentuate/facilitate your work with a therapist. If you’re interested in integrating “tech” into your treatment plan, please let me know!
A Note on How I Work
Unlike many therapists, I prefer to work on a “flexible contract” basis. This does not mean that you are in any way obligated to attend some number of sessions; you can quit therapy at any time. Rather, this serves as my promise to you that I will not encourage you to stay in therapy indefinitely. The goal of therapy is to no longer need therapy.
I prefer this approach, not only because it’s evidence-based, but because I acknowledge the considerable investment you’re making to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Psychotherapy can get very expensive, very quickly. So, if you’re looking for a time-limited, solutions-focused approach, I am happy to provide that. I encourage you to consider psychotherapy as a short-term investment that will result in long-term benefits. [It’s also important to acknowledge that some people need or desire ongoing, long-term support, and I am also able to provide those services, as needed.]
This “flexible contract” process generally entails:
1. You come in for an 80-minute intake/assessment.
2. From there, I formulate a general conceptualization of what’s going on with you, and I draft a treatment plan.
3. In our next couple of sessions (probably 50-min each), I will learn more about you, and we’ll collaborate regarding your treatment goals and our plan of action.
4. By the 2nd or 3rd session, we’ll come to a mutual goal + plan. The plan will be flexibly time-limited. That is, we will aim for a certain number of weeks (e.g., 8 or 12 weeks), and identify objective benchmarks that you want to achieve in the given time period. [Of course, you are free to stop whenever you’d like.]
5. When we come to the end of the pre-determined time period, we’ll reevaluate and assess your progress.
6. From there, we can together determine if it’s smart to:
(a) conclude treatment,
(b) extend the current plan because we both think you can gain even more ground via what we’ve been doing, or
(c) shift gears and start tackling another problem area.
Everyone I see is treated as a unique individual.
Together, we’ll determine the path that’s best for you.