After we set up an initial appointment you will receive an email from Simple Practice with login information to set up your own HIPPA compliant client portal. On the portal you will complete initial paperwork which includes demographic data, your insurance information, some questionnaires and information about you. I ask that you complete this information prior to our first meeting.

I use Simple Practice for my video platform. You will receive an email and/or text link 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. You can either click the link on your computer and it will open up the video platform, or if you use your cell phone I’d recommend downloading the app:

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At your first appointment I’ll begin by asking you questions about what brings you to treatment, what things you are hoping will change as a result of treatment, and/or what your goals are for treatment. I will also ask you some questions about your history, including your childhood, education, relationships (family, romantic, friends), your current living situation, and your career in an effort to get to know you.

If you are someone who finds sharing scary or uncomfortable a first session can feel a little awkward to answer personal or more intimate questions about yourself and your life. You don’t have to share anything you don’t want to. You can also ask questions about my practice, my training and experience, my approach, or what to expect from sessions.

My fee per session is $155. Each session lasts 55 minutes.

I accept multiple insurances including: BCN, BCBS PPO, Medicare Part B, Medicaid, and Cigna insurance.

If you do not have insurance and have financial limitations please ask for my sliding scale fee, and together we can discuss what fee you are able to pay

If you have another insurance provider, you may be able to submit for reimbursement for “Out of Network” mental health coverage. Please contact your insurance provider for specifics.

The therapeutic alliance refers to the relationship between client and therapist. It means how do you and your therapist connect, and if you feel like you are a ‘good fit’. The therapeutic relationship is very important, it is predictive of positive therapeutic outcomes. Psychologist Carl Rogers who developed person-centered therapy identified the core components of the therapeutic relationship to be empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard. Beginning therapy can be very challenging, it’s important to choose a therapist who you feel ‘gets you’, that they truly hear and see you and are working to understand you.