How do I know if you are the right fit for me as a therapist?
Personally, I feel the relationship between the therapist and client is extremely critical to the therapeutic process. It’s my job to create a space that makes you feel comfortable and safe the moment you walk into my office. I want to be someone in your life that you feel you can trust and confide in without feeling judged in any capacity. I tell all of my clients that if I am not that therapist for you, then I will refer you to someone who you feel is the best fit for you!
Is therapy confidential?
Yes, I am bound by law and the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics to protect your confidentiality. There are exceptions to this relating to child or elder abuse, a threat to harm yourself or another person or if you are in danger of harm.
How much will it cost me?
Every situation is different based upon each person and their finances. I do accept a variety of insurances. Please contact me so we can discuss whether I am in your network. I do offer a sliding fee service based upon your household income.
What can I expect out of my first session?
The first session includes filling out paperwork that includes contact, insurance and payment information. In addition, it also asks you to consent to treatment and read the HIPAA form that I have printed out for you to sign. We will go over these forms together and I am more than happy to answer any questions.
Sometimes the first session can cause some anxious feelings so I like to take some time just getting to know you in terms of your school, job, family, likes, dislikes, etc. If you are bringing your child into therapy, this gives me an opportunity to allow your child to play with the toys I have provided in my office for he/she. In addition, your child is also allowed to draw, color or make a craft to feel more comfortable in my office. Then, I like to ask questions regarding background information including family, goals for therapy or other relevant information you would like to provide to me.