Fees, Q&A

My practice is virtual, in person, or both. I see fully vaccinated clients in person and only on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday for now.

How does this work?

There are three questions I am most interested in:

  • What brings you to seek guidance at this point in time?
  • What do you think may happen if things don’t change or you don’t get the support or help you need?
  • What do you see getting better in your life as a result of a successful experience?

My goal is for you to leave the initial session feeling understood with a sense of hope and direction.

What else happens in session?

We’ll talk about your situation. I want to hear your story. I’ll listen to your history and current challenges. We’ll collaborate to help you reach your goals.

As a seasoned clinician who is committed to providing the best counseling I can offer, I actually still see you as the expert on your life.

While I may ride along with you in the car for a while and share my road map; you are ultimately in the driver’s seat.

Any decisions or willingness to follow suggestions, that’s your call. I respect your ability to make choices.

I’m here to help you sort it out so you can be in a better place moving forward.

How often will we meet?

Consistency brings the best results.

Most clients come weekly at least in the first month or so. It’s best to schedule a set time each week but about half of my clients have schedule demands where we choose availability each time. Committing to and prioritizing that time is ideal and equates to a better outcome.

Occasionally, people attend more often and may come twice a week for a period of time.  Others prefer less frequent or longer sessions per below. Many reduce frequency once things improve and attend every other week then monthly or bi-monthly to maintain gains.

Some people have responsibilities that require flexibility in scheduling their sessions. Although it’s best to schedule a set time, I can usually accommodate such needs so long as we can find alternatives.

Longer sessions are an option for those looking to get a jump start on the individual process or if there’s a need for more intensive work for a period of time.

Extended sessions are helpful for busy clients with schedules or travel obligations that don’t allow for weekly therapy sessions to occur.

What is the duration of therapeutic coaching?

It depends. About half of my clients come for just a few or for several months for support through a difficult time, to focus on a specific concern, or until they feel they are bouncing back or moving forward.

Others benefit from longer term. They may have long standing issues, childhood experiences that are interfering with their lives or legacy, or on-going stressors or changes in their career, relationships, health, recovery, or families. These issues often require a longer period of coaching, usually for about a year or sometimes longer.

Some clients or couples may attend therapy for a few years as they continue to benefit from on-going or intermittent counseling.

Others use therapy for a period of time, take a break, and return when they are ready, something comes up, they need to do more work or for a few booster or tune up counseling sessions.

There are lots of options and flexibility depending on what works best for you. While I love to see people commit to the process, I trust clients to make their decisions about length of time in counseling, hopefully with my input.

Rates, Insurance, Payment for Therapy:

Counseling is an investment in your life, health, relationships, family, and future.

Payment


 

Cash, Zelle, Venmo or check are preferred and accepted at the beginning of each session. Please note there is no guarantee of confidentiality with these apps so it is for you to decide.

Insurance 

This is a concierge, boutique style private practice. I do NOT work with insurance companies. 


What’s the difference?

Counselors who choose to directly contract with insurance companies have to make concessions as do their clients. It’s important to me to preserve the integrity of the counseling process.

I strive to offer a premium counseling experience without involvement from insurance companies.

Rates

Individual or Couples Counseling is $150. This is a REGULAR 50 min. session.

If indicated or requested, a longer initial session can be scheduled per rates above.

Some busy professionals prefer longer sessions to work on specific issues. This may be a good choice for those who need relief fast or have a hectic schedule or travel commitments where longer less frequent sessions are preferred.

What methods do you use?

Each person is unique. I tailor the counseling approach to what works best. Sometimes this means employing evidenced based practices like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT or any number of Positive Psychology approaches.

Since I’ve had a wide range of counselor training and experience, I can use tools and strategies within a framework that fits for you.

The “room” of coaching can be a safe place to talk through what’s going on and that process can be helpful in and of itself. 

While this may be a challenging time in your life, I’m solution focused and “strength based”, not focused on so called psychopathology, meaning I also recognize you have skills and resources to tap into as well.

While you may have hit a few stumbling blocks in your life or relationships, together we’ll work on solutions which allow you to leverage your resilience and develop the skills you need.

I want to help you overcome obstacles to lead the healthier and happier life that you deserve.

How do we get started?

Excellent.

I know it is not easy to seek counseling so I do my best to make the process user friendly.

Here’s 2 ways to connect with me:

  1.  518-932-1747
  2. [email protected]