Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an appointment?

If you have any questions or are ready to schedule your first session, don’t hesitate to contact me directly or simply click Contact Me and send me a message.

 

What hours are you available?

My hours are based on appointments scheduled. I know that you are busy and will work closely with you to find a time that meets your needs.

Where do we meet?

Visit my Office Location page for more information, including a map, driving and bus directions, and parking information.

What are your fees?

Standard 50 – minute session   $150

Extended 80 – minute session   $225

Intake (first session)   $185
  

Fee For Service

I am a fee for service provider. Please read the following information regarding how this may be advantageous for you.
 

Privacy Advantages

Many people are choosing not to use their insurance benefits for therapy/mental health services out of concern for their privacy. It is important to know that submitting a claim to an insurance company gives them access to your records. It could be that an insurance company will require more information about your situation than you may be comfortable disclosing.

In addition, insurance companies require clients to be given a mental health diagnosis in order to process payment for services. It is important to know that a mental health diagnosis becomes a part of your permanent health care record.

The only way to know that your information will remain private is to avoid involving a third party payor. Many people prefer to pay directly, as is the situation with a fee for service provider who does not report to insurance companies.

 
How Fee for Service Payment is Received

Payment is received at the time of service and can be made in the form of cash, check, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Please note that there is a $45.00 service fee for returned checks in addition to what your bank may charge you. Payments made by check or credit card will result in identifying information appearing on your statements.
 

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, checks, and most major credit cards are accepted.

What is your cancellation policy?

A minimum of 24 hours notice when canceling an appointment is needed; otherwise there will be a cancellation charge.

What is your Therapeutic Orientation?

Over the years I’ve put a lot of effort into being able to offer the kind of help that will most effectively address the problems that are causing you trouble. If a treatment doesn’t work well, I move on to something that’s going to be more effective.

This is an exciting time for our profession, as our understanding of how the body and the brain work, and how each reacts to events, is growing rapidly. We learn from you, from our own experience, and from experts in the field.

Are you aware of the challenges that gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transsexuals face?

Many of the people who consult me are GLBTQ. Everybody’s different, and I welcome the opportunity to learn from every person I see. If there is something that you think I’m “not getting,” I want you to let me know.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an appointment?

If you have any questions or are ready to schedule your first session, don’t hesitate to contact me directly or simply click Contact Me and send me a message.

 

What hours are you available?

My hours are based on appointments scheduled. I know that you are busy and will work closely with you to find a time that meets your needs.

Where do we meet?

Visit my Office Location page for more information, including a map, driving and bus directions, and parking information.

What are your fees?

Standard 50 – minute session   $160

Extended 80 – minute session   $225

Intake (first session)   $185
  

Fee For Service

I am a fee for service provider. Please read the following information regarding how this may be advantageous for you.
 

Privacy Advantages

Many people are choosing not to use their insurance benefits for therapy/mental health services out of concern for their privacy. It is important to know that submitting a claim to an insurance company gives them access to your records. It could be that an insurance company will require more information about your situation than you may be comfortable disclosing.

In addition, insurance companies require clients to be given a mental health diagnosis in order to process payment for services. It is important to know that a mental health diagnosis becomes a part of your permanent health care record.
The only way to know that your information will remain private is to avoid involving a third party payor. Many people prefer to pay directly, as is the situation with a fee for service provider who does not report to insurance companies.

 
How Fee for Service Payment is Received

Payment is received at the time of service and can be made in the form of cash, check, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Please note that there is a $45.00 service fee for returned checks in addition to what your bank may charge you. Payments made by check or credit card will result in identifying information appearing on your statements.
 

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, checks, and most major credit cards are accepted.

What is your cancellation policy?

A minimum of 24 hours notice when canceling an appointment is needed; otherwise there will be a cancellation charge.

What is your Therapeutic Orientation?

Over the years I’ve put a lot of effort into being able to offer the kind of help that will most effectively address the problems that are causing you trouble. If a treatment doesn’t work well, I move on to something that’s going to be more effective.

This is an exciting time for our profession, as our understanding of how the body and the brain work, and how each reacts to events, is growing rapidly. We learn from you, from our own experience, and from experts in the field.

Are you aware of the challenges that gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transsexuals face?

Many of the people who consult me are GLBTQ. Everybody’s different, and I welcome the opportunity to learn from every person I see. If there is something that you think I’m “not getting,” I want you to let me know.