Please note that the minimum frequency of sessions that I believe to be therapeutic is every other week. If you cannot commit to coming at least that often, please do not attempt to engage in therapy with me. Weekly sessions are the ideal “therapeutic dose” for most cases, while others sometimes may require even more frequent sessions. I also practice from a long-term, depth-oriented approach. I do not provide “brief” interventions or crisis stabilization one-offs. Please be ready to commit to your healing process for the long term. While I don’t have a specific time frame to refer to, several months is necessary at the least for therapeutic efficacy in my practice.
I screen potential clients thoroughly before inviting you into my practice so that I can ensure I am capable of being helpful for you. I will first gather information about you via an intake form that I will send to you through my HIPAA-compliant Google Drive. If what you want to work on aligns with my areas of expertise, I will contact you to set up a free 20-minute phone consultation. This is usually more for you than for me, however, during this time, I will further assess my ability to serve your needs and feel out the level of fit for our potential working relationship. If I determine that you would be better served by a colleague at any point in the process, I will provide a referral for you to someone I trust. During the consultation, I expect that you will be feeling me out as well, so please feel free to ask lots of questions!
If you and I both feel we will work well together, we will get your first session on the calendar. That time will be held for you going forward and you will need to notify me at least 48 hours in advance if you need to change or reschedule. Once your booking is confirmed, I will send you the address for my home office or give you a bit more information about teletherapy sessions, depending on which modality you prefer.
If coming in person to my home office: Please do not show up early for your appointment as I may be finishing up with another client. There should be no overlap if clients arrive at their specified appointment time. Unfortunately, I do not have a confidential waiting room, so if you are in the area early, you may need to spend some time at the cafe or the library, both down the road a couple of blocks.
My cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to your appointment time. I do not make exceptions for any reason. You will be charged a full session fee if you do not provide at least 48 hour notice of cancellation or reschedule.
*Please note that payment for each session will be due at each session. Carrying a balance due or paying at the end of the month is not possible, although you are welcome to prepay for sessions, should you choose. If you need to pay via credit card, there will be an additional $3.00 fee to cover card fees.