Sessions will differ as they are tailored to each client and couple I see. In general, clients can expect that we will have a collaborative discussion that focuses on what you hope to accomplish in our time together. Many of my questions will include inquiring about your strengths as an individual/couple/family and exploring ways to restore what you’ve appreciated or enjoyed in your relationship or life currently and in the past. We will practice certain skills or ideas in-session and will end with establishing direction between sessions with applicable homework, based on what you indicated was important to you in our time together. For couples counseling, I will see you all together so that each partner is fully involved in the couples counseling process and has the opportunity to discuss what they value in the relationship, detail what they’d like to see continuing in their relationship, establish goals together, and hear their partner’s perspective.
Scheduling will be based on your needs and preferences. Typically when people begin counseling, they prefer to attend once a week or once every 2 weeks to maintain the momentum during and between initial sessions. As clients begin to notice changes, sessions gradually become more spaced out and/or clients choose to return on an as-needed basis. It is not uncommon that clients average 4-6 sessions before goals are met and counseling ends or the client decides to step down to a different frequency of counseling or return “as needed”. Clients are welcome to come as often as they’d like and can end counseling at any time.
Not a problem! I see many individuals in my practice and I see ‘relationships’ of all types, as I specialize in relationship counseling, which means that I work with individuals, couples, and families on relationship improvements important to them. This has included adult child and parent relationships, individuals processing the end of a relationship or starting to date again, and couples wanting to work on their relationship together or individually. My educational and professional background is in systems therapy, which means that I think about the interactions and dynamics of the whole, rather than a single part. With that, I am trained to work with multiple members of a family as well as one member of the family. Overall, I will use the understanding of systems to help clients understand and transform their interactions individually or collectively to feel less stuck and more hopeful & empowered in their relationships.
Sessions are private pay and, therefore, I am considered out-of-network. I can provide a medical receipt for you to seek reimbursement with your insurance. You will need to contact your provider for information on your out-of-network reimbursement rates.
To accommodate client work schedules, I offer appointments on weekdays as early as 7:00am and as late as 6:00pm. However, if this does not fit your scheduling needs, I do have two colleagues in my office, Rebekka and Jessica, who offer later evening and Saturday appointment options. To contact them click here.
I am typically able to accommodate same-week appointments and/or schedule you within a week of contacting me. To view my upcoming availability and submit appointment requests
You can schedule online or by phone.
If you contact my online, I will reply back to accept the appointment you requested or offer a new time if that time is not available.