Counseling and psychotherapy can be effective in working with a variety of issues and goals:
  • Stress, anxiety and panic

  • Mood disorders

  • Marriage and relationship improvement

  • Personal growth and development

  • Adjustment to life changes, such as moving, job changes, or divorce. Even happy changes, such as a new marriage or birth of a child can bring challenges and opportunities for growth.

  • Trauma- either emotional trauma, such as the death of a loved one or a natural disaster such as Katrina, or physical trauma, such as an injury or physical attack

  • Psychospiritual growth and exploration

"Counseling" vs. "Psychotherapy"- Though the terms are often used interchangeably, "counseling" usually refers to shorter term work that is focused on specific goals or issues. "Psychotherapy" addresses themes, repeating patterns and issues throughout the lifespan and therefore entails a longer duration of treatment.  

Session length, frequency and duration- Most sessions last for one hour, though longer sessions are available, depending on individual needs. Sessions are usually held weekly. Some prefer twice weekly, while others choose to attend less frequently because of schedule restraints or financial restrictions. The duration of treatment depends on many factors, including the nature of the treatment goals, severity of symptoms and complexity of issues. Duration can range from 6-8 sessions to 100 sessions or more for deep-seated and long-standing personality issues. Length, frequency and duration can of course be adjusted at any time during the process to suit individual needs.

Fees and Insurance Coverage- $140 per hour,  $210 per 90 min.  Cash, checks and major credit cards accepted.  I accept and file for Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO insurance. If you have other insurance, you may file independently for reimbursement with the codes from the receipt that you will receive after each session. Reimbursement rates will be determined by your insurance carrier.

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