Frequently Asked Questions
How long are sessions?
Individual sessions are 50 minutes. Couples sessions are 60 minutes.
How frequent are sessions?
Sessions are generally once or twice a week.
What is your cancellation policy?
Regular sessions are essential to a constructive therapeutic process. If you must cancel an appointment, please do so at least 48 hours in advance. Since it is not always possible to fill the time reserved for you, I reserve the right to charge your usual fee if you do not give 48 hours notice and we are unable to find a makeup session for that week. If you are unable to attend your session, I am sometimes available via phone or video. These methods can also be used as a plan for individuals with frequent travel or chronic health issues.
How do I know if therapy, or you as a therapist, is the right fit for me?
It is an essential part of therapy to build a relationship where you feel comfortable and safe discussing the issues you most struggle with. Learning if we are a good fit can take time and intuition. As part of the therapeutic process, we will check in to assess how the relationship fits your needs.
What is your payment policy?
Payment can be made weekly through cash, check or credit card and is due at the end of each session. I offer sliding scale fees based on availability and need.
How do out-of-network benefits work?
If your insurance company offers out-of-network benefits, they will reimburse you for some or all of the cost of our sessions. The best way to find out about coverage is to call your insurance company directly and ask if 1) you have out of-network benefits 2) what the deductible is and 3) what percentage is covered and what percentage co-insurance there is, if any. I am happy to assist you in coordinating out-of-network benefits with your insurance company and will submit our sessions for you for reimbursement.