What to Expect
How can I schedule an appointment with you?
Finding a therapist or a career coach who is a good fit for you – who you feel comfortable and confident in working with – is crucial. For this reason, I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation prior to scheduling a first appointment. To schedule, you can click on the button below and select a time that works best for you. We will use the time during our phone consultation to discuss your concerns, goals, and any questions you may have. If we decide that we would like to start working together, we will schedule our first in-person meeting during our phone call. If I am not a good fit for you for any reason, I have many wonderful colleagues who I can refer you to.
How should I prepare for our first meeting?
After our phone consultation, I will send you a link to my secure client portal so you can read and complete the initial paperwork that explains the policies of my practice. Please keep track of any questions you have and we can review them together when we meet. Our first meeting is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, talk about your current concerns in more depth, and for me to learn more about your history. This allows me to better understand the dilemmas you are facing and for us to develop a plan to address your concerns that is completely tailored for you. Before we meet, consider what changes you would like to see in your life and what information you think would be important for me to know.
How often will we meet?
I typically meet with therapy and coaching clients for weekly, 50-minute sessions. Some people prefer to meet on a short-term basis (3-6 months) to focus on resolving a specific concern. Others enjoy meeting with me over a longer period of time to address concerns at greater depth, or to have a nonjudgmental space to talk about life and career issues as they emerge.
do you take insurance?
I am an out-of-network provider and I am not on any insurance panels. If you are seeking insurance reimbursement, please contact your insurance provider to review your out-of-network mental health benefits. Here are questions you can ask to learn more about your coverage:
- Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- What percentage of my session fees will be reimbursed once I have met my deductible?
- What number of sessions are covered per year?
- Do I need a referral from my primary care physician?
If you plan to make use of your out-of-network mental health benefits, I will provide you with a monthly statement to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.