But do I really need therapy?
I truly believe that everyone can benefit from therapy, and at any point in their life. We can all benefit from learning more self-love, greater compassion for others, better self-care, some kind unbiased feedback, more honest reflection.
Think about it this way: if you buy an expensive car, you're damned sure gonna be taking it in for regular maintenance tune-ups, even if there isn't a problem. Assuming you find your own health, happiness, and life more valuable than any material possession, there's no reason why seeing a therapist shouldn't be the same kind of tune-up for you, with or without a major problem in your life currently.
How long does each session take?
You can expect that your initial session will last 60 minutes, and subsequent sessions will typically run 50 min, with some exceptions.
How often do we meet?
That depends on you. I highly recommend weekly to start off, although I understand not everyone has that flexibility or the means to do this. After awhile, most people feel comfortable reducing the frequency down to every other week.
Clinical supervision for therapists can be tailored to fit your needs, given scheduling availability.
What does the first session look like?
We will start by running through all of the boring necessary paperwork. And then I want to start getting to know you... what you love, what makes you tick, all the ways in which you're already stellar, what you're hoping to get out of therapy, what works well for you, and what doesn't. From there, we'll nail down some concrete ways in which to get you going on whatever it is you came to me for.
How much do I need to invest?
Your initial assessment will cost $140, and subsequent sessions are $120. Specialized services such as EMDR and Acudetox are associated with additional fees related to material costs and/or extended session time.
What payment types do you accept?
I accept credit and debit (American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa). Unfortunately I do not take insurance at this time.
Do you offer reduced rates?
I believe that therapy should be affordable and accessible to all, so I do offer a few reduced fee spots through Open Path Collective, with cost ranging between $30-$60/session for these spots. Contact me to inquire if I have any available.