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. I work hard to make sure financial concerns do not get in the way of you receiving the treatment you need.
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 a more satisfying sex life. 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.