How long are sessions and how often do we meet?

Individual clients typically see me once a week for 45-minute sessions. Depeneding on my availability, I am able to see some clients twice a week. I allow long-standing clients who are approaching feeling ready to stop therapy to go down to once every other week or once a month before fully stopping if I am able to stagger them with another patient. I require new clients to see me on a weekly basis for at least the first two months. Couples typically see me once a week for 60-minute sessions or every other week for double sessions.

What is your fee?

Individuals: $195 for 45-minute sessions. $220 for initial 60-minute session.
Couples: $220 for 60-minute sessions. $250 for initial 75-minute session.

Do you take insurance?

While I do not accept insurance directly, you may have the option of utilizing your insurance. If you would like to use your insurance, you can seek out-of-network benefits for our sessions together. Out-of-network benefits are usually quite easy to navigate. For using insurance on an out-of-network basis, sessions will be charged directly to you at the time of our appointment. I will provide you with a receipt (called a “superbill”) which you can submit to your insurance company who may then reimburse you for some portion of the cost based on the coverage your plan has for therapy on an out-of-network basis. When we talk, I’m more than happy to help you understand and navigate your out-of-network benefits as best I can. So that you can be equipped with the information about your plan, I also encourage you to call the member services number on the back of your insurance card and ask them about your out-of-network benefits. But if you think it would be helpful to talk before you call them, don’t hesitate to reach out to me as a first step.

How do I pay you?

I accept all credit cards.

Where are you located?

All my sessions are over video so I am able to see people living anywhere in Florida, Maine, and Massachusetts. Update: Due to licensing changes during COVID, I am currently able to provide therapy for people living in Connecticut and Vermont as well.

Do I need to be at home on my computer for our sessions?

No. I see some people in their offices, others in their cars, others at home from their kitchen or living room or even their backyard. Some are on their laptops, others use their phone. What matters to me is that you have enough privacy to feel comfortable opening up, wherever that is.

Is teletherapy as effective as in-person therapy?

Actually, yes. Even before the pandemic, research found that teletherapy was an effective way of providing care for a range of issues with a variety of populations. Since the pandemic, the amount of research has skyrocketed and it is clearer than ever that teletherapy works just as well as in-person therapy and that, in fact, it has a lot of advantages that in-person therapy doesn’t. Clients don’t have to deal with getting off enough time at work to drive to a therapist’s office, find parking, have a session, and drive back. Instead, they can skip the commute entirely and use their lunch breaks or another time that fits with their work schedules. Plus, people are generally more comfortable and more themselves in places they know well, like their offices and homes. I’ve also found there to be a huge benefit in seeing people in the places where they spend a lot of their time because it helps give me a fuller picture of what their day-to-day lives are like.

Is over the phone an option rather than using video?

Absolutely. My clients with long commutes especially appreciate this option.

What if I have to cancel?

To avoid a cancellation fee, please cancel at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment. Appointments canceled within 48 hours will be charged the full fee.

What type of therapy do you use?

The therapies I use with each client depend on their specific needs. I have specialized training in the following: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for OCD Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Narrative Therapy Psychodynamic Therapy
Relational Life Therapy (RLT) Schema Therapy I also utilize Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) and The Gottman Method for couples. I have been studying the Enneagram for years and use that with clients who are interested as well.

Can I work with you if I don't live in Florida, Massachusetts, or Maine?

Yes, but as a coach. Therapists can only practice in the states in which they are licensed whereas coaches can practice anywhere because you don't need a license to be a coach. This means that if you wanted to try to get reimbursed for our sessions by your insurance company you wouldn't be able to because insurance companies don't recognize coaching as a legitimate service because literally anyone can call themselves a coach. Getting licensed in a new state can be a painful, bureaucratic process so right now I'm sticking to just these three, but I may add a few more in the future. Update: Due to relaxed COVID restrictions, I am able to work with clients in Connecticut and Vermont.

Do you keep a waitlist?

I do. Please reach out to find out if I currently have availability, and if I don't, I can put you on my waitlist. I encourage people on my waitlist to keep inquiring about other therapists because I am usually not able to predict how long the wait will be.

Do you see children and adolescents?

No. I only work with clients over 18.