Frequently Asked Questions About Therapy
What is your therapeutic approach?
My approach is insight-oriented. I work with you to create a better understanding of your feelings, thoughts and behaviors. I am directive in that I ask leading questions, reflect your thoughts and feelings and summarize your experiences. Together, we will choose the best treatment method from a diversity of sources.
Does it mean I am crazy if I see a psychotherapist?
No – you are not crazy. It takes courage to take the first step to get help
and improve the quality of your life.
You may feel sad, guilty, angry, overwhelmed, confused, lonely, stuck, trapped or a desire for isolation.
Or you may be struggling with racing thoughts, insomnia or sleeping too much, physical ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome or headaches, irritability, loss of pleasure in activities that once brought you pleasure, sense of panic, loss of control, or general unhappiness.
You may have increased conflicts with loved ones, decreased passion and sex and emotional distance from a loved one.
You no longer need to struggle alone. Let's validate your experiences and work through them together.
When do I feel better? And how long do I stay in therapy?
Most people report feeling better in about 12 to 15 sessions. We usually meet weekly and the length of the session is 55 minutes. Based on your individual situation and the goals of therapy, the length of treatment is increased or decreased to meet your specific needs.
Do you take insurance?
I am considered an “out of network” provider in that I do not participate on the panels of any insurance companies. Most services that I provide are covered under major health plans. I will provide you with an invoice of service for you to be reimbursed directly by your insurance company. It is recommended that you contact your insurance company to learn about your percentage of reimbursement and your approved number of authorizations per year.