Choosing a therapist is an important decision.
To help you decide if you would like to work together, I’ve included some answers to the most common questions people have when considering therapy.
What is your cost per session?
My fee starts at $130 per individual / $160 per couples session. I offer options for a sliding scale and would be happy to explain this in more detail during an initial consultation.
Therapy’s an added cost, is it worth it?
Therapy is a financial commitment. It’s an investment in yourself and your ability to become aware of negative patterns, gaining tools that foster new more effective thoughts and behaviors. This ability to think and behave more effectively– can profoundly and positively impact your future relationships, your work, your health, and even your finances.
I truly believe that investing in therapy as an act of self-care can be a continued investment in your overall well being and success in life.
Do you accept insurance?
No, I don’t accept insurance. However, I’m happy to work with you to provide itemized receipts for your insurance company for partial or full reimbursement for out-of-network therapy benefits.
How do I know if you’re the right therapist for me?
Choosing a therapist is a very personal decision. Therapy is only as effective as the relationship between therapist and client and because of this I believe the best way to determine if a psychotherapist is right for you is to book a session and meet with them. Check in with yourself and ask: “Can I see myself feeling safe and comfortable with this person? Does it seem like they 'get' me ?” You can also ask yourself this question during and after an initial phone consult. During the process of working together, I also like to check in periodically to allow us to assess our progression.
What kind of clients do you work with?
I work with individuals, couples, and families of all different ages, genders, identities, and ethnicities.
What exactly is therapy?
Therapy – also called psychotherapy or counseling – is the process of meeting with a trained and credentialed professional on a weekly, ongoing basis to help you recognize and change deep-rooted and potentially self-sabotaging mental and emotional behaviors, thoughts, and patterns that are keeping you feeling stuck, in pain, and away from the life you want to live.
How long does therapy last? How will I know when I’m done?
The duration of therapy looks different for everyone. For some, six months following an acute stressor (such as a breakup or for couples changing communication patterns to address conflict resolution) is adequate. For others looking to change deeply rooted patterns and belief systems, the process may take longer. During our work together we can check in from time to time to determine if the pace of therapy feels appropriate and if we are meeting your goals.
I don’t want to just talk about how I’m feeling; I actually want things to change in my life. Is this possible?
There can be a big misconception that therapy means just talking and talking about the past without ever taking action on the present. I certainly don’t operate that way as a therapist. While we will always create space to talk about your past and the feelings that surface as we explore this, I’m a very direct and engaged therapist and actively work with my clients to design interventions and thoughtful actions, if that’s what you’re looking for as part of therapy.
How long is a therapy session?
Therapy sessions are 45 minutes in length. Occasionally, and as my schedule permits, my clients will book a double session of 60 to 90 minutes if they are experiencing a crisis or acute stress in their lives that week.
Where are you located?
My office is located in the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan, central to the W / R and 6 subway stations.
To learn more about starting therapy I offer an initial 15 minute consultation call.