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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How do I schedule a session?
    If you are interested in scheduling a free 15-minute consultation (via videoconference), click the link below (or send an email to: The purpose of our first meeting would be to learn more about what’s going on in your life and to answer any questions you may have about therapy. During that consultation, if we decide to work together, we would then find a time that fits both of our schedules and I would send you the new client paperwork via email (just like I would if we were meeting in person). Click here to schedule your consultation now.
  • Does therapy done via videoconferencing work?
    I have found that therapy sessions done via videoconferencing (Zoom) are as effective as therapy done in person. Most of my clients prefer meeting over Zoom, because of numerous benefits, including no travel time, no parking issues, being comfortable in your own home, scheduling efficiency, etc. At the same time, teletherapy isn’t for everyone. My commitment is that if for a specific reason I do not believe teletherapy would be a viable option, I will communicate this and we can discuss further.
  • How many sessions are usually recommended for psychotherapy?
    The answer to this question is dependent on your situation, your goals and preferences. Some people benefit from just a few sessions while others come in weekly or biweekly over a year. On average, most people completing CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) need about 10-12 weeks to build up their resiliency skills however; some may require more particularly when their issues are more complex or if they don’t regularly commit to practicing. There is no set time frame however this is something we can discuss further together based on your goals.
  • What is CBT – Cognitive Behavioral therapy?
    For more than 4 decades (and over hundreds of clinical trials), CBT has been clinically tested and proven to help treat many different mental health conditions. Today, CBT is considered to be the gold standard in evidence-based psychotherapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is about developing resilience and coping skills. CBT can be an effective way to improve your frame of mind. The concept behind CBT is recognizing the negative or distorted thoughts we have and understanding how realistic they actually are. Because our thoughts, feelings and behaviors can influence each other, we can change how we feel by identifying how they are related and what they trigger. CBT helps us manage our feelings, so we may develop a happier and healthier outlook on life.
  • Do you take insurance?
    I do not take insurance but can provide you with a detailed receipt that you can submit to your insurance provider.
  • Is Psychotherapy and/or Occupational Therapy covered by extended benefits?
    Your plan may include any of these coverages, or you may have a health care spending account as part of your benefits. Check with your benefits provider to find out more information.
  • What will our first meeting look like?
    Think of our first meeting as an opportunity for you to tell me about yourself, what is bringing you in to therapy, and other pertinent information that will help us begin to create a plan together. The initial meeting is also an opportunity for you to further decide if I am a good fit for your therapy needs. I will also make sure to leave time to answer questions you may have about therapy.
  • Can I record our sessions (either via audio or video)?
    I do not allow for you to record any therapy sessions. This is explained in greater detail on the informed consent form.
  • Do I need a physican’s referral?
    No. You do not need a doctor’s referral to schedule a psychotherapy session. However, if you have an insurance plan that covers treatment with a psychotherapist, your insurer may require a doctor’s note prior to a therapy session. Check with your insurer to see if this is the case.
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