Frequently Asked Questions

What does therapy entail?

Therapy is an active process during which we address your concerns and collaboratively work towards the results you desire. We start by getting to know one another in our first session; developing a trusting relationship is essential to effective therapy. Developing this relationship takes time and can be more effectively formed when we work together on a consistent basis.

While I’m here to support you and at times guide you, examining ourselves and our relationships can be challenging and may bring up uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and behaviors. However, over time you may begin to feel a sense of relief and confidence as we productively address your concerns and work collaboratively towards your goals.

Therapy is not a one size fits all approach; you are a unique individual and I’m most interested in hearing your story, understanding your needs, and helping you work towards achieving your goals.

Who goes to therapy?

Excellent question! The simple answer is everyone. The truth is that many of us struggle in life, whether we talk about it with each other or not. Most of my clients will tell me they appreciate having an objective point of view, expertise in concerns that affect most, if not all of us as humans, and an accepting and nonjudgmental space to be vulnerable within.

How long does it take?

The short answer is: it depends. Every individual is different. Therapy is a process of learning and adapting. Some of the reasons we come to therapy may be addressed quickly, while others may take more time. We’ll work together towards your goals and work on strategies to help you achieve them and live the life you desire.

How often should I come to therapy sessions?

Most clients choose to come weekly because it helps us form a good working relationship. It is easier to do the work you’ve come here to do more quickly when we meet regularly. As you become more confident in managing whatever brought you into therapy, you may find less frequent sessions helpful.

How long is a session?

For individuals, I meet for a 50-minute initial intake appointment with you. Sessions are typically scheduled for 50-minutes weekly following our initial appointment. Some individuals choose 80-minute sessions for EMDR work.

For couples, I meet for an 80-minute initial intake appointment with you. Following our initial appointment, most couples choose to continue 80-minute sessions on a weekly basis. However, some couples choose 50-minute sessions and/or choose to come every other week depending on financial and scheduling needs.

I offer 50-minute and 80-minute sessions for all services offered. Additionally, I offer 25-minute sessions for individuals and couples which typically benefits clients engaged in therapy for some time already and looking to work on something brief and specific.

What is teletherapy?

Teletherapy is an alternative way to have a therapy session via live video conference. I utilize a secure and confidential service for video conferencing and our session happens in real time with one another. Many clients find this method of therapy convenient for busy schedules; it cuts out the commute to and from my office and can easily be done over a lunch hour or other flexible times in your day.

Additionally, it can allow for therapy to be accessible to those that live in more remote locations, are concerned about the stigma of being seen in a therapy office waiting room, or during inclement weather.