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First time going to therapy?
As an avid knitter and a huge fan of therapeutic metaphors, this is the best way for me to describe what therapy is like:
Imagine your worries as a tangled clump of yarn in your head. Over time, more yarn accumulates, and you eventually find yourself trapped by a mass of worry, indecision, and fear. Untangling it seems impossible because you don’t even know where to begin.
Think about what it would feel like to have someone carefully help you sort out those worries so you are no longer confined by them. You can finally breathe!
Together, we will untangle those thoughts, and roll them up into neat balls of yarn. They may still exist in your mind, but they’ll be much more manageable.
With practice, you’ll be able to sort out your thoughts with greater ease, and perhaps even create something beautiful out of them.
There is no stigma. Therapy is for everyone.
How it Works
In this free 15-minute call, I’ll learn more about you, answer any questions, and we can determine if I am the right fit for what you’re looking for.
Your Initial Session
In our first meeting, I will get a more holistic overview of what brought you in, and a sense of what you would like to accomplish out of your time in therapy.
Each week, you can bring in whatever is present for you, and work towards creating the life you want.
Frequently Asked Questions
I consider myself to be a generalist. However, there are a few themes that tend to come up with the individuals I work with.
- anxiety that prohibits you from living your life fully
- feeling confused about your sexual identity
- overextending yourself in the workplace and/or in relationships
- sadness and grief due to heartbreak or loss
- feeling stagnant and not knowing how to get “unstuck”
- existential and identity crises
- feeling completely overwhelmed with life
Yes, my practice is currently operating online due to Covid-19. My hope is to offer in-person appointments once it is safe to do so.
I have found virtual therapy to be just as helpful as in-person therapy, and evidence-based research has shown the same.
Yes! I am an out-of-network provider, which means our sessions are likely covered in part or in full by your insurance company.
If you have out-of-network benefits but do not know what is covered, I recommend you call your provider and ask the following questions:
- What are my out-of-network benefits for outpatient mental health treatment?
- Do I have an out-of-network deductible that needs to be met?
- What percent of my therapy session fee will be covered by insurance once my deductible is met?
- Are there any other restrictions surrounding my out-of-network plan that I should be aware of?
- (I recommend you get the name or ID of the person you speak to, and a reference number for the call).
My rate is $275/session. I reserve a few slots for individuals who require a sliding scale fee.
It depends on what your goals are.
Some individuals come in because of a major life event, such as a move, a breakup, or a loss, and in these situations, therapy can last around 6 months to a year.
Others may be looking to address more deeply rooted patterns of behavior, and in these circumstances, therapy can last longer.
I have found that some individuals deeply value having the time and space each week to reflect on their mental health, and therapy becomes part of their self-care routine.
Our first session is a little bit like a warm up, where I’ll collect some general information about you and your past experiences, learn more about what has brought you in, and get an understanding of what you’d like to accomplish during our time together.
For you, it is a great opportunity to ask any questions and see if I’m the right fit for what you’re looking for.
Each session runs 45-50 minutes.
I have found that the therapeutic process is much more effective when it becomes a part of a person’s routine, which is why I see clients at least once a week.
Just like exercise – if you don’t make the time and space to work out, you’re very unlikely to get the desired results you want.
Please reach out to learn more about my availability.
Usually people come to see me because they feel overwhelmed by life, worried about their future, or their anxiety levels are starting to feel unmanageable.
Sometimes, people come to see me due to a major life event, such as a loss or a move, and they are finding it hard to cope.
The people I work with want to feel better, are ready to make changes in their lives, but nothing they have tried seems to be working.
My clients have shared with me that they appreciate my warm and authentic approach, my ability to help them gain deeper insight into some of their thought patterns and behaviors, and my openness.
Many young professionals are attracted to my practice because I understand the unique struggles that individuals who are growing up in this day and age experience, because I too have lived them.
This is a great question, and one that is hard to answer. Much of this depends on what your goals are for therapy, and if you’re truly ready to make changes in your life.
What I’ll say is that sometimes, you may look forward to going to therapy, other times you might dread it. Sometimes you might feel really good after a session, and other times you might feel exhausted. There may be days where you have a ton to talk about, and other days where you feel like there isn’t much to say.
Therapy can dredge up a lot of buried feelings, and sorting them all out is difficult, and takes time.
So, if you want to know if therapy is working, pay attention to what is happening outside of your therapy sessions. Are you trying out new ways of thinking and behaving? Are you reacting to others differently? Are you becoming more self-aware? Are you more easily able to recognize certain patterns in your life?
I also highly recommend bringing up any concerns you have in a session. Finding the right therapist and building a trusting relationship is a very important part of the process. Having a conversation around any ambivalence you may have about therapy will help you and your therapist better understand what is working, and what isn’t.
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