How is your practice navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic?
All of us have been impacted by the pandemic. I extend my sincere condolences and sympathies to those that have lost friends, family, and had other significant losses as a result.
The pandemic has permanently changed the service delivery landscape of psychotherapy to offer clients more choice. There has never been more technology assisted access to seek and receive mental health services than there is in the marketplace now. I have experience with delivering teletherapy exclusively since March 2020-March 2022.
I will start offering in person sessions beginning April 2022. I will also continue to offer clients teletherapy, HIPAA-compliant video sessions.
Research has shown that online psychotherapy aka teletherapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy for certain mental health conditions and therapies. Most of the research to date, is focused on CBT, cognitive behavioral therapy as a treatment for depression and anxiety.
Can you tell me more about the free consultation call?
The call is for you to tell me about your situation and ask me questions about how I would potentially work with you to meet your goals of therapy. It also gives you a sense of my personality and what it’s like talking to me.
By the end of 15 minutes, you should have a good idea of whether or not you want to work with me. The call also gives me information on how I can best meet your needs. If I feel I am not the right therapist for you, I will provide an appropriate referral to someone else I think could help you.
I live in New Hampshire. Can you be my therapist?
I am licensed in the state of Massachusetts and can only provide in person or telehealth psychotherapy services to Massachusetts residents.
Do you offer concierge therapy?
Yes, I do currently offer monthly concierge therapy package options for a limited number of clients. Concierge packages are ideal for those whose lifestyle, schedule, or specific privacy/therapeutic needs require increased accessibility, flexibility, frequency and personalized care.
Can we meet on evenings or weekends?
I currently offer late evening hours, two days a week. I do not currently offer weekend appointments. I do ask for appointment consistency for evening appointments to secure your spot after you have an opportunity to decide if I’m a good fit.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Medication can be short-term or long-term. Our work together is designed to explore the challenges you are experiencing that have brought you to therapy as well as expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals. I can make referrals for clients interested in a psychiatric medication evaluation; whether you have never considered medication previously or have experience taking psychiatric medications.
How long will it take?
Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place. Psychotherapy can bring up a lot of feelings, trigger clients and at times seem like it has made things harder while in treatment. These experiences are often transient. Clients may terminate treatment as well as request referrals at anytime.
How much is it going to cost me?
Client choice is the cornerstone of all psychotherapy; whether that is seeking therapy, continuing therapy, or terminating therapy. I will discuss all costs upfront as well as short-term and long-term approaches for optimizing your time in therapy to best manage your goals and resources. Please see more information under Rates & Insurance.
Beginning January 1, 2022 the federal No Surprises Act requires health care providers provide patients who either do not have insurance or are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical terms and services. All clients will be provided a good faith estimate.