What does therapy with me cost?
$200 per 45-minute session

What is a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and the No Surprises Act?
As per legal requirements, healthcare providers must provide patients without insurance or not utilizing insurance with an estimation of anticipated expenses for medical and psychotherapeutic services. You hold the entitlement to acquire a “Good Faith Estimate” detailing the expenses associated with your medical and mental health care. It applies to all non-emergency medical facilities, including psychotherapy services, and you can request it from any provider before scheduling a service. In case the bill exceeds $400 of the Good Faith Estimate, you can contest the invoice, and it’s crucial to keep a copy or picture of the estimation. For more details or inquiries regarding your right to a Good Faith Estimate, please visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

How often are sessions?
Our appointments are scheduled for a weekly basis, and once we mutually agree on a session time, that specific time slot will be exclusively reserved for you.

Do I offer in person sessions?
At this time, no. I only offer telehealth sessions.

Is telehealth as effective as in person sessions?
Yes, video therapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as it is conducted by a qualified mental health professional and the patient has a stable internet connection and access to a private and quiet space.

Studies have shown that video therapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy for a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Additionally, video therapy offers certain advantages over in-person therapy, such as increased accessibility and convenience, especially for those who have difficulty accessing in-person therapy due to transportation, distance, or mobility issues.

Do I take insurance?
At present, I do not take insurance and am considered as “out of network”. However, it is possible for your insurance company to reimburse you for some of your treatment expenses. It is advisable to check with your insurance provider to ensure their coverage aligns with your financial requirements. Here are a few sample questions that you can ask:

  • Does my insurance policy include coverage for mental health treatment?
  • What is the deductible, and how much do I have to pay before insurance starts covering the treatment?
  • How many therapy sessions are covered by my insurance policy each year?
  • What is the amount that insurance covers for each therapy session?
  • Is it necessary to have my doctor’s approval for the therapy sessions?

Why choose an out of network, private mental health therapist?

Learn more here.

How do I get started?
Contact me to schedule a free 25 minute phone consultation. This call is an opportunity for me to understand the type of support you need and for you to get a better sense if you would like to work with me. If we both agree that we are a good match, we proceed by discussing additional details, such as scheduling, payment, and paperwork, prior to our first session.

How long does therapy take?
After we agree to move forward working together, we will discuss what success means to you in therapy, which can vary depending on the individual. Generally, my approach involves working with individuals for an extended period as sustained transformation requires time.

What kind of therapy do I offer?
I am trained and experienced in using IFS. IFS stands for Internal Family Systems, which is a type of therapy approach that focuses on the idea that our minds are made up of different parts, each with its own unique set of beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. IFS aims to help individuals identify and communicate with these parts in order to better understand and manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

IFS combines psychodynamic, experiential, somatic, and depth therapy. I also blend what is known about attachment, trauma, and neurobiology into my IFS work with clients. IFS can be effective in treating a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. The goal of IFS therapy is to help individuals develop a sense of self-leadership and self-compassion, as well as to integrate the different parts of their psyche into a cohesive whole. This can lead to increased emotional regulation, improved relationships, and a greater sense of well-being.

Do I see couples, children, or families?
At this time, I only see individual adults 18 and older.

What are my late cancellation and missed appointment policies?
Cancellations must be made 48 business hours prior to the scheduled appointment otherwise the full fee will be charged. Missed appointments will also incur the full session fee.

What can I expect from the first session?
During the initial session, we will have a more detailed conversation about the reasons behind your decision to seek therapy and any objectives you hope to achieve. I’ll ask about your present situation, personal history, and life experiences. Additionally, it’s an opportunity for you to get a sense of my therapeutic approach and to raise any questions you may have. It is our first opportunity in establishing a therapeutic alliance which is known to be the most important factor in successful therapeutic outcomes.