Therapy Format & Fees
For our first 1-2 sessions, we will meet for approximately one hour. During that time, I will ask you what your concerns are and get a good understanding of how I can be of assistance. I will also inquire about your social and family history, your medical history, any experiences with suicidality or self-injury, alcohol or substance issues and your strengths and methods for coping. You will have the chance to tell me whatever you think is relevant and to ask questions of me. I also will review logistics (e.g., details regarding confidentiality and payment).
Individual follow-up sessions occur on a weekly basis and are 45 minutes in length (75 minutes for couples). Some patients prefer to come more than once a week and I attempt to accommodate that request. As patients begin to feel better, they may wish to come on an every-other-week basis.
Many people notice that they begin to get relief in 20 or fewer sessions. For others, they need (and/or prefer) longer-term treatment. If length of treatment is a concern for you, please inquire further at our first session. After our first meeting, we can decide on a reasonable and likely course of treatment.
At this time, I accept Medicare. I currently do not accept other insurance, but many patients report that they are able to get insurance reimbursement when I provide a receipt (a “super bill”). Patients with PPOs pay "upfront" and report a typical reimbursement rate of 40-70%.
The fee for our first session is $250. The follow-up fee is $200 for individuals (45 minutes) and $250 for couples (75 minutes).
Payment is due at time of service - cash, check, or credit card.
Please check with your insurance provider to determine rate of coverage. If you are unable to pay my full fee, discuss this with me. I have a limited number of spots for clients who may receive services at a reduced cost.