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Psychotherapy

Overview

I can work with you to help address challenges that are affecting you or your family. This includes typical developmental challenges, life transitions, trauma, depression, anxiety, pervasive developmental disorders, ADHD, and parenting difficulties.

The first step to starting psychotherapy is to call me for a free 30-minute phone consultation. During that time, I can learn more about your goals and resources and we can determine if I can help you. You will also have an opportunity to ask me any questions you have about my background or therapy approaches before you commit to the first session.

After the phone consultation, we will set up a 60-minute intake where I can gather more comprehensive information about you, your child, or your family. I will ask you to review the Informed Consent Agreement and Financial Policy agreement. I will also ask you to bring one or more other forms (see Client Forms page), depending on your individual situation.

Approach

My approach to therapy is collaborative and integrative. I will use therapeutic methods that I think will best meet your goals. In working with children and adolescents as individual clients, I often integrate family therapy because I believe that a child's family is an integral piece in treatment and intervention. I may also use play therapy, CBT, mindfulness, behavioral, and psychodynamic approaches depending on the presenting problems.

At times, clients come to me specifically for family therapy and no one person is identified as a client. In this case, the family as a unit is considered my client and I will work with everyone in the family as a group.

Financial Information

Please refer to the Financial Policy form to learn more about my standard fees for psychotherapy, sliding scales, and how to work with your insurance. We can discuss your financial resources during the initial phone consultation and I will be happy to address questions.