Psychotherapy, also called counseling, is a method of treatment intended to improve the mental health of individuals, couples, or families. Psychotherapy can help both people with ordinary every-day problems and those with deep psychological pain.
Psychotherapy may help you:
Yes. Whatever you want to work on in psychotherapy is important to you- otherwise you wouldn't consider investing your time, energy, and money.
Many people are nervous about being judged or misunderstood during their sessions. Others worry the therapist will not be able to help in a meaningful way. Frequently people find that their nerves subside during the initial session as the therapist treats their concerns with seriousness, respect, and compassion.
Unfortunately this is not a "one answer fits all". Everyone's needs and personal situations are different.
Most insurance policies have a group of in-network providers who will charge you a co-payment for each visit. Many insurance plans will reimburse a percentage of a psychotherapist's fee as long as the psychotherapist is a licensed mental health professional, giving you more flexibility to find a psychotherapist who is right for you.
The initial sessions not only allow the psychotherapist to get to know you, but also allow you to get to know the therapist. As in any relationship, some people "click" better than others. If you feel the therapist may not be a good match for you, you should obtain referrals and meet with other psychotherapists.
Call me to schedule an appointment! Each appointment is 45 minutes and can be scheduled as frequently or infrequently as you need.
If you make an appointment but need to cancel, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. I ask for this advance notice so I may offer this appointment to another patient. A $75 fee may be charged if a patient does not cancel an appointment.