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The Therapeutic Process

​Therapy gives you the opportunity to understand and heal yourself so that you can live a life full of more ease and joy. The therapeutic relationship is the most important predictor of successful therapy, so it is important to have the right fit. 


In your therapy, I'll bring authenticity, non-judgement, warmth, professional knowledge, humor, and empathy. Therapy can be challenging. I'll ask you to actively participate in your own growth and healing. For our bodies, minds, and spirits to heal, we must engage with ourselves. I can facilitate this engagement as we explore together.




Fee

My fee is $180 per 50 minute session for individuals, couples and families. I accept cash, checks, and credit cards (including HSA/FSA debit cards). I'm happy to provide a monthly statement to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. To find out if your therapy might be reimbursed, contact your insurance company and ask what percentage they reimburse for Out-of-Network Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.


If you cannot afford my fee, please ask about one of my sliding scale spaces.




Scheduling

Sessions are once weekly, 50 minutes long. If we decide that a longer session or sessions twice per week would be helpful we can make adjustments. Meeting at least once a week is important to build our relationship and to deepen the work we are doing.


I offer in-person therapy sessions as well as video therapy sessions. ***Currently, due to Covid19, I am only offering video therapy sessions. 


My cancellation policy is 24 hours. For appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, you will be responsible for your fee.