what is counseling like?
When we first begin working together, we will go over what is bringing you to counseling and what you are hoping to get out of our time together. I also want you to have the chance to ask questions about me and about therapy. After that, we work on understanding the issues, then learning and practicing skills that will help you achieve your goals. Along the way, I encourage feedback about what is working for you and what you feel like isn’t working so you can have the best experience possible!
how do you see clients?
At this time, I am unfortunately not able to see clients at my office but am offering teletherapy appointments (video sessions). The good news is that teletherapy is more convenient and cheaper since you don’t have to drive into an office!
how does teletherapy work?
Live video session allow see each other and talk in a virtual face-to-face setting (similar to Skype). I use a HIPAA-compliant platform called Simple Practice to ensure confidentiality. At the time of our scheduled session, you will need to log into the Simple Practice app. I will initiate the virtual session and we’ll get started—it’s easy and 100% secure.
what will I get out of therapy?
Therapy is an opportunity to explore and focus on what is important to you. Once your goals are established, I give you a “road map” for how we’re going to get you to where you want to be and will guide you all along the way. It’s your journey and you will get out of the process what you put in, but a good counselor can make all the difference in your success. Examples of things I work with clients on include:
- Restricting, bingeing, and emotional eating
- Purging, overexercising and other “compensatory” behaviors
- Perfectionism, low self-esteem and negative body image
- Feelings of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsiveness, and anger
- Relationship difficulties
how long will I need counseling?
This varies depending on the issues you are struggling with and your goals. It also depends on how much work you are willing to put into the process in between sessions.
how much does it cost?
The cost of each teletherapy session is $100, but I do offer a slide scale for clients who in financial need. Please let me know if you are experience financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis! Also, I do not accept insurance, but can provide a superbill that you can submit to insurance for out of network reimbursement (I recommend double-checking with your insurance company about specific benefits and processes).