How long and how many times a week is a typical session?
Sessions are usually 50 minutes. The number of sessions depends on what your current needs are and we will discuss the right pace for you.
How long will I be in counseling?
The length of time a client is in counseling depends on the nature of the problem and the goals of the counseling. Some clients have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a set course of counseling. For others, counseling is an on-going learning process and they choose to receive counseling for a longer period.
What if I want couples counseling, but my partner won't come?
Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is not as willing as the other to come in for counseling. However, studies show that is possible to improve a relationship with just one person involved in counseling.
How much are your fees and do you take insurance?
I can provide you receipts or superbills for insurance reimbursement. It is your responsibility to pay for service. Fees for individual counseling are $160 and $180 for couples or family counseling.
Do I need to take medications?
As a counselor and therapist, I am not legally allowed to prescribe medications. However, based on a joint assessment of problems you are facing, it may be advisable to consult with a psychiatrist to determine whether medication is warranted. Typically, clients see someone under their health insurance coverage or I can refer you to a psychiatrist.