Frequently Asked Questions
Is therapy confidential?
The law protects communication between client and counselor. Your information will not be discussed with a third party without your written consent. There are a few exceptions:
Suspected child/dependent adult/ elder abuse
If a client intends to attempt suicide
If a client intends to harm someone else
Therapists are required by law to notify the appropriate authorities if a client is a victim or perpetrator of ongoing child, dependent adult, or older abuse. Therapists are mandated to report serious threats of harm to another individual made by clients. If a client discloses intent to attempt suicide, therapists make every effort to work with the client to ensure the client's safety. If a client is still unable to remain safe, therapists must reach out to an emergency team or call 911.
How often are therapy sessions?
Each client has different needs. Most clients come on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, depending on their needs and availability. Some clients may have immediate and urgent concerns and come twice weekly. I will discuss with you your availability and needs. Together we will determine what is an appropriate schedule for you.
Do you accept insurance?
Most insurances provide clients with out-of-network benefits. I suggest contacting your insurance provider to find out what your out-of-network benefits are. For clients who have great difficulty with payment, I may be able to provide a reduced rate. Please contact me with any questions you have regarding payment.
Is therapy right for me?
Every individual is different. What works for one person will not necessarily work for the next. However, it is my goal as a clinician to work with each client at his or her own pace and comfort level. I believe that therapy is highly beneficial for just about everyone. Some people just want to talk about what is going on in their lives. Others require a more directive or focused approach. If you have any questions or hesitancy regarding whether therapy would be positive for you, please feel free to contact me and we can discuss what you might expect from treatment.