Choosing to begin working
with a particular psychotherapist is an important decision. There are many
different approaches and methods of psychotherapy. Each therapist brings a
unique mix of approach, methodology, and personal style to the process. I
encourage you to share any questions or concerns you might have and take the
time to find a good fit.
If you are considering
therapy, I encourage you to schedule an initial consultation -- a 55-minute
session aimed at providing you with an opportunity to get a sense and a feel of me and for how I work. This time will also help me to get a sense of you and allow me to
understand more about what is bringing you to therapy. This initial
consultation is a way to explore, learn and to help us both make a good
decision regarding whether we are a good match and can also serve to help us both to discern whether what I offer can be of service to you.
The length & frequency
of your sessions will depends upon many factors, including your level of
distress, individual preferences, time limitations, and financial concerns.
However, in most cases, for therapy to be effectiove and for me to truly be of
service to you, it is important to meet regularly and consistently, with a
minimum of at least one time per week. After an initial meeting, or
number of meetings, we'll come up with an initial plan and make adjustments as
we go along.
My current fee is $175 for a
55-minute session. While I do offer a portion of my services to those who
are unable to pay my full fee, these arrangements are in high demand and I
currently have a lengthy waiting list for fee reductions.