Frequently Asked Questions
What is psychotherapy?
The goal of therapy is to provide support, expand on skills, and manage symptoms with the ultimate goals of having a stronger sense of self. During the first session, you and I will work to establish what you want to accomplish, what has brought you to therapy, and understand the meaning of the symptoms that have lead you to theapy. I then support you to reach those goals during our time together. I like to think of it as a private space, a container if you will, that provides you the space to reflect on where you are, where you need to be, and how to get there.
Based on the goals we collaboratively set I create a treament plan to frame our work together. This will outline how we will achieve your goals and the time needed to attain them.
How does it work?
I encourage you to discuss any uncomfortable thoughts and feelings with me as they arise during the course of treatment. If you have any questions about my treatment methods or my business procedures, please discuss them with me in a timely manner.
How long will it take?
How much does therapy cost?
My rates are $150 for individuals and $200 for couples.
How do you find the right therapist?
For this reason, the first session is used to evaluate if we are a good fit and confirm that psychotherapy is useful for you. I use this first session for you and I to make sure we are compatible and confirm that psychotherapy is useful for you. If not, I have referrals to other professionals that may serve you better.
Do you give advice?
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
Therapy is not just for those diagnosed with a mental health problem. Many people seek therapy for help with everyday concern: relationship problems, job stress, or self-doubt. Others turn to it during difficult times, such as divorce or times of change.
See my article Psychotherapy: The Process