While I wish I could offer you quick and easy solutions, I am afraid therapy doesn’t usually work that way. You may be nervous about the process as often people are before their first appointment.
I once heard therapy described as tech support fo the soul. What we will do together is a shared process.
I don’t have any magic answers but I will commit to providing space for you to find the answers you already have inside.
You can expect that I will listen without judgement. You can expect I will ask careful questions and offer you encouragement and support in your growth and change. You’ll do the work. I’ll provide the space, free of judgement for you to do it.
Good therapy requires a good therapeutic relationship. For both individuals and couples, the first session will help determine if we are a fit for one another.
I’ll ask you questions about your present and past. I’ll also tell you about my approach and what to expect from working with me. You can ask me questions you may have as well.
If we feel ready to continue the therapeutic relationship, we’ll schedule a future session.
While I have office space in Lincroft, NJ, I am currently offering telehealth through secure video conferencing, to clients anywhere in the state.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, I will remain providing telehealth therapy for the rest of 2020
The short answer is yes. The longer answer is, kinda. I am in-network with most plans of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. Please call the number on the back of your card to inquire about copays, deductibles and mental health coverage.
If you do not have Horizon, you will pay for sessions up front and I can give you a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please check with your plan for out of network coverage.
Initial intake sessions are $175
All other sessions are
$135 for Individuals
$150 for couples
To start, we should meet every week to establish a therapeutic relationship.
Sessions are 50 minutes.
After we have gotten to know one another and have established a good working relationship, we can move sessions to every other week.
Some established clients then choose to check in once a month.
I require 24 hours notice of cancellation or you will be charged the hourly rate for the time.
It’s important that we meet consistently and your time is blocked off for you. That said, an occasional exception may be made in the case of an emergency as I understand that sometimes life has other plans.
While I am a Doctor of Psychology I have an eclectic, trauma informed approach to therapy as each individual has unique needs.
I am trained in EMDR, trauma informed yoga, mindfulness and DBT. I am also a Behaviorist with years of classroom teaching in my toolbox. I’ve also studied as a doula and holistic health and nutrition coach. So I tend to view presenting problems with a lens both wide and deep.
I like to say my style is holistically pragmatic. I’ll have suggestions for interventions, but I’ll always take the lead from you on where to go and how fast or slow to get there.