"When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves."

- Viktor Frankl, psychiatrist

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my insurance cover the cost of therapy?

Every insurance policy is a bit different in what is covered, and to what degree a service is covered. It’s best to contact your insurance company for the particulars of your policy in regards to what your costs will be, how many sessions you are allowed and if any special authorizations are needed. Usually, patient deductibles and co-pays apply as they do in your medical doctor’s office. I am an in-network provider for most insurance plans. But again, it is best if you check with your insurance company about whom you can see.

How long is a counseling session?

Sessions are 45 minutes.

Do you have weekend or evening hours?

Yes, I have both!

How soon can I get in?

I like to get people in as soon as possible to immediately relieve any current tension they are experiencing. I’m usually able to schedule people within one week of their initial inquiry.

Should I bring my spouse to the first session if the relationship is the problem?

In most cases it is ideal for both parties of a strained relationship to meet with me at the outset. However, you are welcome and encouraged to discuss your concerns about who should come in with me by phone.

Should I bring my child to the first session if they are the one having the problem?

With children, it is always best to discuss whether or not to bring them with me by phone first.

Do you prescribe medication?

I do not prescribe medication. I am happy to help you locate a provider who does.

Does therapy work?

While results cannot be guaranteed, therapy does work for most people. This is a job in which we are both workers. In other words: I facilitate deeper thinking offering new ways of approaching your life and you employ the tools I provide in your daily living. In order for therapy to work you must join in my commitment to have you living your best life. You should expect to feel relief and hope early on in our sessions together. Most people attending therapy experience considerable improvement in the areas of their life needing help. Problems dissipate as you find solutions during therapy and significantly more so compared to people who don’t attend therapy.

How do I know if I need therapy?

If you experience repeating patterns of problems, feelings or conflicts this signals something is going on inside of you which is difficult to understand. Despite your best efforts to change or work through issues, those repeating patterns may be so frequent they’ve become problematic—this is when therapy is necessary. If you feel overwhelmed, powerless, helpless or sad and your problems do not get better, come to therapy. If you are anxious, forgetful, having problems with concentration or personal relationships, come to therapy. If you are engaging in self-destructive, self-defeating or angry, conflicting patterns come into therapy for help.

How do I know we’ll be a good fit?

I have been a psychotherapist for nearly 35 years. I have worked with an array of different clients varying in age, circumstances, problems and goals for therapy. I am committed to providing a safe, empathic environment into which my clients can honestly and deeply open up and depend on. If you are curious about yourself and interested in growing and transforming your life into one you can love living, we will work well together.

What happens during the first session?

In the first session, I request you arrive 15 minutes early with your insurance card to give you time to complete brief paperwork. After the paper work is finished, I’ll ask you to join me in my office so I can listen to what is going on in your life and mind. In our first session you really can just jump right in explaining what brought you to me and what you feel you need. I’ll listen and respond so together we will commence addressing your situation, and work through it with therapy aiming for real growth, tangible transformation and true joy.