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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Therapy feels like a big step to me.  What can I expect?

A : Asking for help from a professional you don't know can sometimes feel scary. But working with a therapist you come to trust can help you sort through your feelings and discover a path to relief from the problems you are facing. You may feel less alone. In addition, you can develop new insights and skills for managing difficulties and empowering your life.

Q:   How will I know if therapy is right for me?

A: I offer a complimentary, face-to-face consultation in my office (or virtually in time of covid) before we begin therapy. As we talk, you will probably have a clearer idea if you are comfortable with starting therapy.

Q:  How long will our sessions be?> A: Sessions for individuals last one hour in length and couples sessions last one hour, 15 minutes. We generally meet once a week. It is possible to meet more often if you find yourself going through a particularly difficult time. I can provide options to meet your individual needs.

Q:   How long will I be in therapy?

A: You have a unique situation, set of life experiences and needs. My overall goal for you will be to put you on a course of positive well-being. I generally estimate six to twelve sessions as a start. Therapy is a flexible process, however, involving us working together. And together we will determine how long therapy will last. We can talk about it any time.

Q:   How will I know if you are the right therapist for me?

A: Important question! Like any relationship, we want to be a good "fit." You want to feel comfortable and confident in my care. I want to feel that I can help you, and that my specialties compliment your needs. That's why I offer an initial complimentary consultation before we begin therapy. After we meet and address your questions and concerns, you will have a sense of whether or not I am the right therapist for you.

Q:  Is therapy confidential?

A: Yes. The law and professional ethics protect the privacy and confidentiality of the relationship between a client and therapist, and information you share cannot be disclosed without your written permission to do so. There are, however, certain exceptions to this: for example, child or elder abuse.  Please view my Privacy Policy here for more information.

Q:   Do you accept insurance?

A: I am an out-of-network provider. However, many common insurance carriers with PPO plans will reimburse a good amount toward our work together. For more detail on rates and insurance, please click here .

Q:  What is your parking situation?

A: In time of covid, this is not an issue as we will be meeting online virtually. Normally, I provide free garage parking in the building.

Q:  Do you provide disability access?

A: Again, in time of covid this is not an issue for us. Normally, however, yes. I provide on-site parking and elevator access.

Q:  What's the first step in getting started?

A: You can click here , email me at [email protected] , or call or text me at (818) 761-6162 . If I am not available at the moment you phone or text, please know that your call is very important to me! I check calls, texts, and emails frequently so if you leave your contact information, I'll get back to you soon. And if you have any additional questions, we can address them during our consultation.

I look forward to meeting you!

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