Frequently Asked Questions
What is counseling?
Counseling is a collaborative relationship between therapist/counselor and client that gives you the ability to think about yourself and your life in an emotionally supportive environment.
By working together with your counselor it can become easier to understand how your thoughts feelings and behaviors influence patterns that create difficulties in your current daily life.
What happens in counseling sessions?
It is a very personal decision to embark upon the journey of self-discovery through counseling. Your own therapeutic process will be unique to you, but generally you can expect each session to last about 50 minutes. Similar to exercise, consistency is a key element in your process. To get the most out of your time in counseling, it is recommended that a client and counselor meet for weekly sessions.
Do you prescribe medication?
I do not prescribe medication, but if during our sessions we both feel you may benefit from investigating medication as a possibility, at the Institute of Holistic Psychiatry I can refer you to my colleague Dr. Nadia Haddad for consultation to investigate what personalized effective treatment would be right for you.
What can I expect in my 15-minute consultation?
During our introductory consultation, we will discuss your reason for seeking therapy, your goals, my therapeutic approach, and any other questions you may have about the process.
What are your rates?
Per 50-minute session my fee is $150 which can be paid by check, cash, or credit card. I can accommodate an income-based sliding scale. Please inquire during our consultation.
Do I currently take insurance?
I am currently a provider for Cigna Insurance. Depending on your insurance plan, you may be able to submit your receipt to your insurance company and receive a reimbursement. For more information, call your insurance company to find out more information about billing from “out-of-network providers”. I will be happy to supply you with a what is called a superbill which is a monthly invoice you may submit to your insurance carrier.