Psychotherapy

In-person sessions

I will be offering in-person sessions for individuals who are vaccinated starting September 21, 2021.

virtual sessions

I will continue to offer virtual sessions for anyone who prefers this method.

How it Works

Consultation Call

In this free 15-minute call, you can ask me any questions about my practice, I’ll get a chance to learn more about you, and we can see if I’m the right fit for what you’re looking for. I always say – go with your gut!

Initial Appointment

In our first meeting, you’ll be able to share with me what brought you in, and what it is you want to get out of therapy.

Weekly Appointments

Each week, you will bring in whatever is present for you, and work towards whatever it is you want to accomplish. There is no right or wrong way to do therapy, but I encourage you to be as open and honest as you can.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Many young professionals are attracted to my practice because I understand the unique struggles that people growing up in this day and age deal with, for I too have lived them.

I work with a lot of women in their 20’s and 30’s who are experiencing anxiety and/or depression, difficult life transitions, and/or grief and loss. Everyone’s experience is unique, but 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

Good question! I always say – go with your gut. And here is some information about my beliefs and my style, which may help you decide. 

I believe strongly in the mind/body/spirit connection but use more than mindfulness and meditation to help you overcome anxiety. If you really want to make changes in your life, I think it’s helpful to have a deeper understanding of how you came to be who you are while also incorporating tangible tools to help you feel better on a daily basis.

I believe that the state of our world, our environment, and the unjust racial systems our country was built upon all play a major role in our collective mental health. I myself am a feminist, an LGBTQIA ally, and an antiracist, and these values are naturally a part of my therapeutic approach.

I also believe that change is hard, but not impossible. And, I believe that self-awareness is an important part of the change process, but not the only part – action is just as critical. It takes a lot of courage to open yourself up, let go of the thoughts and beliefs that are holding you back, and then take action to change them. But I promise, what’s waiting for you on the other side is so worth it.

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.

Yes, my practice is currently operating online due to Covid-19. My hope is to offer in-person appointments starting September 1, 2021.

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: 

  1. What are my out-of-network benefits for outpatient mental health treatment?
  2. Do I have an out-of-network deductible that needs to be met?
  3. What percent of my therapy session fee will be covered by insurance once my deductible is met?
  4. Are there any other restrictions surrounding my out-of-network plan that I should be aware of?
  5. (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 address their mental and emotional health, and therapy becomes part of their self-care routine. 

Our first session is a little bit like a warm up. 

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.

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.

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!

My availability is constantly changing, so please reach out to learn more.

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? 

Finding the right therapist and building a trusting relationships is a very important part of the process. I always recommend you bring up any concerns you have in a session. I know it might seem hard, but our conversations give you an opportunity to practice those things that you find difficult in your life. I will be able to help you better if I understand what is working, and what isn’t.

Schedule a Free Phone Consultation

Let’s see if I am the right fit for what you’re looking for.