Frequently Asked Questions 

These are just a few of the questions clients ask before their first session with me...
Q:  How much is your fee per session?

A:  I am​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ an in-network provider for several insurance companies, but in these times of managed care, I rely on my clients to confirm with their insurance carrier whether or not my services are covered.  Typically, I collect your co-pay/deductible and bill insurance for the remaining balance.  I also accept private payment for services.  We will talk about finances before and during your initial appointment.

Q:  Will I have to do anything between sessions during my course of treatment?​​​​​​​

A:  Yes!  I will always give you something to do:  write, read, try or explore between sessions.  Counseling is a process of change.  We will work quickly to identify the areas of your life that change would benefit you most.
​​Q​​​:  How will I know if you are the right fit for me?​​

A:  We will both know within minutes of our first session.  "Fit" is important.  It leads to a crucial element of the helping process, called the therapeutic alliance.  If you perceive me to be someone who is on your side (even if I am urging you to make difficult changes) you will experience more significant change in a shorter period of time.
Q:  What is sex therapy?

A:  Sex therapy is the process of discussion and discovery of issues (relational, physical or psychological) that may be preventing a person from experiencing more satisfying/pleasurable sexual life.  Sexual health is health!  As with other modes of treatment, I work together with my clients to establish a greater understanding of the issues and develop solutions specific to their individual needs.  Reading, as well as experiential homework, is often required.