Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect when I call/email?
We will respond to your outreach within 24 hours and set up a free 15-minute phone consultation to give you a chance to tell us more about yourself and to ask us any questions. If you feel like it’s a good fit, we will meet for a 45 minute telehealth (video) or in-person session to learn more about your history and clarify your objectives, and schedule further sessions as desired.
How do I know if it’s a good fit?
There is a lot of data that shows that the therapy relationship is a more important factor in treatment success than the type of therapy itself. It can be really hard to open up to a stranger, so it’s ok if it takes a little time to get into a comfortable groove. However, from the get-go you should feel as though your therapist is really listening, curious about your thought process, actively engaged, and open to your feedback.
What does therapy cost?
Rates for therapy range from $225-250 per 45-minute session. In an effort to make psychotherapy accessible for all, we can sometimes offer fees on a sliding scale for clients without insurance coverage who can prove financial need. Please call to discuss whether you qualify for this option.
Do you accept insurance?
We are not “in-network” with any insurance plans; however, we are fully licensed as "out-of-network” providers. If your plan includes out-of-network benefits, we will give you a monthly receipt so you can seek reimbursement from your plan. We do accept FSA/HSA cards as a form of payment if you have allocated funds to an FSA.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you are not sure about your coverage- we would be happy to assist you in determining the benefits of your specific plan. We believe strongly in making your healthcare plan work in your favor and getting your money’s worth, and will advocate for this from the get-go.
Do you prescribe medication?
No, but we are happy to provide referrals to psychiatrists and nurse practitioners who we recommend, if you would like a consultation.
How long does therapy take?
This really depends! Therapy can be focused on a single, short-term goal, or a long-term source of accountability and support. But the choice of how long to work with us Is always up to you. We typically recommend starting with weekly appointments to see progress. Once more urgent goals have been met, many clients prefer to check in biweekly or monthly to sustain improvements and to reserve a dedicated space to explore their thoughts and feelings.
I’ve been to therapy before. How will this be the same or different?
We will ask you in the intake about prior experiences of therapy. Some folks come to us looking for a different approach after a negative or unhelpful prior therapy relationship. Others have had positive experiences of therapy and are looking to build on previous growth. Wherever you are on your journey of self-exploration, we will meet you there. We welcome feedback about what has historically worked and not worked well for you.
Can individual therapy really help if the problem is located in relationships?
We often hear from clients, “the problem is my boyfriend/mother/boss, and they won’t come to therapy!” But the fact that they're not in the room doesn’t mean that these relationships can’t change. Often the fastest road to interpersonal change begins by making changes in your approach. Relationships tend to try to repeat the status quo, but if you change the rules of the game, others will have to adjust in turn. The work we do involves practicing new ways of interacting with people in your life that have historically brought up anxiety or conflict. Our clients quickly gain insight into patterned interactions and develop the skills and confidence to try out new ways of relating.
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
― Søren Kierkegaard