Therapy Nuts & Bolts

How do I know if therapy is for me?

Therapy is for everyone- there is no problem too big or too small for therapy. Everything is fair game here.

What can I expect from the first phone call?

The first phone call lasts between 10 and 15 minutes. I will ask you a few screening questions to ensure that I am the best fit for your needs in therapy. A good fit between therapist and client is really important for good therapy to take place. This is also an opportunity for you to ask me any questions you might have for me about the therapy process! I am happy to answer anything that you are curious about, whether that pertains to therapy itself or my professional experience.

What paperwork will I need to fill out?

Intake paperwork is complete online. Once we have scheduled your first session, I will send you a link to my secure client portal and all of the initial paperwork can be completed prior to the first session.

What happens to the information that I share with you in therapy?

Everything that you tell me in therapy is confidential. This means that you can say absolutely anything and it stays between you and I. There are a few exceptions to this:

  • You are at risk of harming yourself
  • You threaten to harm others
  • A child or elderly person is being harmed
  • You have asked me to collaborate with another person or professional and have signed a release of information for me to speak with them

How frequently do we meet?

I typically meet with clients on a weekly or biweekly basis. Therapy provides the maximum benefit if our meeting times are consistent. As treatment progresses, we generally decrease session frequency. Our goal is often for you to eventually “graduate” from therapy to where consistent appointments are no longer a necessity. Although many of my clients go through this graduation process over time, I do also do long-term work with some clients who feel that regularly meeting for therapy is something that they would like to maintain.

Other clients only need a few sessions or “as needed” sessions. We can talk together about what frequency of therapy will best meet your needs.

Do you accept insurance?

Please see Insurance FAQ in drop down.

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