Q: How long and how many times a week is a typical session?

A: Sessions are usually 50 minutes. Most clients are seen once or twice a week in the beginning, then, as time goes on, less frequently. The number of sessions depends on what your current needs are.

Q: How long will I be in counseling?

A: The length of time a client is in counseling depends the nature of the problem and the goals of the counseling. Some clients have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a few counseling sessions. For others, counseling is an on-going learning process and they choose to receive counseling for a longer period.

Q: What if I want couples counseling, but my partner won't come?

A: Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is not as willing as the other to come in for counseling. However, we often find that it is possible to improve the relationship with just one person involved in counseling.

Q: How much are your fees and do you take insurance?

A: Your fee depends on the kinds of services you request. I currently accept the following insurances: Aetna, Altius, BlueCross/BlueShield, Compsych, Educators Mutual, GEHA, PEHP Summit Care, Tri-Care Standard, UBH/UHC and Wise Network. However, please contact me as I may be able to accept an insurance not listed here. I also accept clergy payment and private pay. I accept cash, checks and major credit cards and debit cards in person and PayPal through my website.

Q: Do I need to take medications?

A: As a counselors and therapists, we are not legally allowed to prescribe medications. However, based on a joint assessment of problems you are facing, it may be advisable to consult with a psychiatrist to determine whether medication is warranted. Typically, clients see someone under their health insurance coverage or I can refer you to a psychiatrist.