Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect in my first session?
The first session is an opportunity to share your concerns, and determine whether we are a good fit. During this initial intake and assessment, I will ask what brings you to therapy and gather information about your history and background to provide context for your present circumstances. Choosing a therapist is an important decision, so there will be plenty of time to ask me any questions you may have. At the end of our first session, I will offer you my honest opinion about whether I can be of help to you, and make a recommendation about how to proceed.
How long will my appointment be? Is it always once per week?
The therapy hour is 50 minutes long. Most often, the frequency of sessions is once per week, although more frequent visits are available on an as-needed basis.
Do you offer evening and weekend appointments?
Yes. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Please contact me to discuss your specific scheduling requests.
What is the cost per session?
Please inquire directly about current session fees. Some sliding scale appointments may be available, based on financial hardship. Payment is due at the time of the session. Accepted forms of payment are a credit card, cash, or check.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Yes. Please make any schedule changes or cancellations at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged the session fee for missed appointments.
Do you accept insurance?
I am not currently in-network for any insurance providers. However, I am happy to provide a monthly superbill for your records, which can be submitted to your insurance company to petition for reimbursement. You may want to contact your insurance company prior to our first session to determine what mental health coverages are provided by your PPO for out-of-network providers.
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