Do I really need therapy?
There are many reasons to come to therapy. Many people who seek therapy are well-functioning, competent individuals who are wanting help with the troubles of their everyday life. They enter therapy to explore questions or dilemmas, get clarity around difficult choices, or examine their relationships, gaining tools and self-support to meet the world where it is.
Others come to therapy facing unusual or overwhelming life events. These people seek help dealing with problems that can feel overpowering or even devastating. Most of us could use a little support at any time.
What Are Your Fees?
My fee for a 50 minute individual psychotherapy session is $150 and my fee for a 50 minute is $170. From time to time, a limited number of sliding scale spots become available. Please don’t hesitate to ask. If I’m unable to work with you at this time, I’ll be happy to provide you with sliding scale referrals.
Do You Take Insurance?
I do not accept insurance directly, but I often provide invoices or super bills that my clients then submit to their health care provider for possible reimbursement.
Our First Session?
Our first session will be a chance for us to talk about what is bringing you into therapy at this time. I’ll ask you questions about your life today as well as questions about your background. It’s also your opportunity to get to know me a little bit and together, weʼll decide if we’re a good match. If we don’t agree to work together, I’ll do my best to give you a great referral.
How Does Therapy Work?
Therapy provides a safe and reliable environment and involves a confidential and mutually trusting relationship between me and you. Showing up for our weekly appointments is a vital part of our work together.
With your active participation, in and out of my office, therapy can help you gain increased awareness and insight into your feelings and ways of moving through the world, and can blow the doors wide open to improved relationships, self-esteem and the ability to make clear choices.
Is Therapy Confidential?
The law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist.
However, there are number of exceptions to this rule:
In cases of suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s.
If a client intends to harm themselves. The therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission, in order to ensure their safety.
what's your cancellation policy?
In order to avoid the full charge of our session, please cancel or reschedule your appointment with at least 24 hours notice. This policy applies to both events that are within and outside of your control, including illness.
What is Gestalt Therapy?
Gestalt Therapy is one of the first holistic styles of therapy. The word “gestalt” refers to the concept of wholeness and implies that the whole is much more than the sum of its parts; Just like we are much more than the individual parts of our personality.
A typical session together might focus on your moment to moment awareness, including your thoughts, senses, feelings and fantasies. My job is not to explain or interpret, but to accompany you on this journey and to reflect to you what I notice. Our sessions are often active and might invite you to participate in awareness raising activities, experiments and movements.