Will you accept my insurance?
I currently am not participating in any insurance plans. All fees are due at the time of services. However, I encourage all of my clients to pursue out of network reimbursement from their insurance carrier. If out of network benefits are available, I will provide you with a superbill to submit directly to your insurance company.
Mental health treatment may be handled differently than other out of network benefits. If you would like to pursue this option, it is best to call your insurance company prior to scheduling an appointment and inquire as to what your out of network mental health benefits are, if any. Additionally, in many cases, even if the insurance company will not reimburse for the therapy session, they may apply the fees towards your out of network deductible.
Please call to discuss the fees for individual therapy and third party reproduction consultations and assessments.
What are your office hours?
I am typically in my office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri.
All sessions are by appointment only.
What type of therapy will you use to help me?
My approach to therapy includes a combination of different orientations. Mostly, I use elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Feminist Therapy.
For many problems my clients typically present with, such as symptoms of depression or anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be a highly effective treatment. In some studies, CBT has proven to be more effective than pharmacotherapy. For some people, a combination of CBT and medication has proven the most effective. CBT involves learning about how your thoughts, feelings and behaviors are interconnected. You can see how predictable patterns in your thinking may contribute to how you feel about the world and influence the choices that you make.
Interpersonal Therapy focuses on relationships. We will explore the following types of questions: What are the quality of my relationships? How satisfying and supportive do they feel? Are there also predictable patterns in my relationships- including how they typically end? We begin to ask questions about how other people in your life experience being in a relationship with you. In highly stressful situations, such as infertility or co-parenting a child who has cognitive, developmental or medical issues, the quality of your relationships may strongly impact your ability to cope effectively with these challenges.
Feminist Therapy weaves its way into all of my work. We will explore the impact of being a woman in today's society and the multiple, often competing roles you may be attempting to play. We will gain a better understanding of how you define what it means to play such roles as mother, wife, sister, friend, or co-worker and how this can affect your mental health and well-being. Feminist Therapy is a collaborative model, which means that we will work together to understand the issues that you are confronting and to develop more productive, efficient and enduring coping strategies.
What type of clients do you work with?
My practice is focused on helping women cope with various issues they may confront in their lives, including:
* Marital difficulties and other relationship issues
* Building your family with third-party assisted reproduction
* Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
* Pregnancy Loss
How many sessions will we need together?
This is a great question that I am often asked. I work with every woman to develop an individualized treatment plan based on her specific needs. Therefore, it is impossible to determine in advance exactly how many sessions this will require before we are able to meet in person.
How do I join your Special Needs Moms Group or Infertility Group?
I am so glad that you are interested in joining one of our groups. Both groups are limited to a small number of members. Please email me to let me know which group you are interested in joining. I will let you know if we are currently adding new members or I will be happy to add you to our waitlist for the following session.
Is my baby allowed to join me for my appointment?
Yes! It can be difficult for some mom's to arrange for childcare. Your baby is always welcome to accompany you for your visit to my office.