Services

I provide therapy to adults 18 years of age and older. Sessions are 45-50 minutes in length. The total number of sessions is decided upon together, depending on your needs, goals, and circumstances.

Cost per session is $140. Payment is expected at the time of each session. Check or cash is preferred, but major credit and debit cards are accepted.

I am an out-of-network provider. You may choose to file for out-of-network reimbursement from your insurance company. I am happy to provide a receipt so you can seek reimbursement.

Individual Therapy

As a psychologist trained in evidence based therapeutic models, my work is informed by best available research and practices. When we first meet for treatment, you and I will work together to better define what feelings and circumstances are “getting in the way” of life. While I will work to specifically define your diagnosis, commonly described problems include:

Generalized Anxiety
(SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: constant worry, restlessness, problems concentrating, repeatedly going over thoughts, problems with sleep)

Social Anxiety
(SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: Extreme anxiety in social situations, intense fear of embarrassment, avoidance of social situations, fear of public speaking, problems with sleep)

Post Traumatic Stress
(SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: Unwanted memories or nightmares of a trauma, avoidance of situations that bring back the trauma, agitation, irritability, guilt, problems with sleep)

Depression
(SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: Persistent feelings of sadness, apathy, guilt, hopelessness, poor or excessive sleep, difficulty with concentration, unwanted changes in weight, problems with sleep)

Adjustment Disorder
(SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: Experiencing more stress than expected after a stressful event, stress that is causing significant problems in your life, feeling anxious and worried, difficulty with sleep, feeling overwhelmed, difficulty functioning in daily activities)

Clients notice that these symptoms have negatively changed their relationships and/or their ability to participate in things like work, school, or other important activities.

Couples Therapy

As a psychologist trained in evidence based therapeutic models, my work is informed by practices that have been shown to facilitate positive long term relationship changes. As a couples therapist, I am neither a staunch defender of marriage at all costs or an advocate for divorce when the going gets tough. Instead, I work with couples to change the story they are telling about their relationship. That is, sometimes couples get stuck in a rut of describing their partner in negative ways:

“She will never change.”
“Nothing is enough for her.”
“He doesn’t care about my feelings.”
“He cares most about work. Our relationship and family is secondary.”
“All she does is point out my faults.”

First recognizing that conflict is a healthy necessary part of any intimate relationship, we work together to build an understanding of each partner within a context. Often, we also work together to build skills that facilitate improved listening, deeper empathy, greater appreciation, and connection.

Common problems that couples have come to therapy to address include:

Decision Making
(Navigating complex life changing decisions)

Communication
(Empathic listening, Accepting a different perspective, Productive Conflict)

Family Stress
(Parenting, Dealing with Extended Families, Aging Parents, Caregiving)

Infidelity
(Deciding on Next Steps, Rebuilding Trust, Coping with “the shame of staying”, Discussing the “breached contract”)

Couples, please note that as a psychologist, I am first and foremost a clinician. I see my role as a person who is present to help work through complex situations—not to judge or police your relationship. Further, I am not a person to represent your thoughts or concerns in a court of law. If you are looking for a provider who might assist with or testify for a difficult custody or divorce trial, I am not the right provider for you.

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