A session usually runs about 50 minutes. On some occasions we may agree upon a longer session due to circumstances.
How many sessions will you need? That depends on two things: What you need and what you want. Some issues are resolved within a few sessions while others may take in-depth work. How long and how far you go is always up to you.
Sometimes people only have a short amount of time before they leave the area or a certain amount of money they can spend. If so, let me know up front and we can tailor your sessions to work within your constraints.
Do I need to bring anything?
Please bring your insurance card and/or employee assistant program information. We also require a credit/debit/HSA/FSA card to keep on file for payment.
WHAT HAPPENS in a SESSION?
In our first session we are getting to know each other. I’m getting to know you and what you’re dealing with – and you’re getting at least a first impression of me and what it’s like to work with me. At the end of that session we can decide if it feels like a good fit.
Part of my role is to learn how you work best. Some people work well with very structured sessions and other people like things to be more free flowing. Some really like having “homework assignments” to complete while others would never think about doing one. So what a particular session looks like depends a lot on how you work and what you need.
WILL YOU PRESCRIBE MEDICATION?
I have neither the training nor the legal right to prescribe. However, we might discuss whether I should talk with your doctor or suggest a psychiatrist for possible medication. The goal of medication is to help support you as you heal. However, we will also talk about non-pharmaceutical options for improving your mood as well.
CAN I FRIEND YOU on FACEBOOK?
I cannot be your Facebook friend or real life friend. This is for your benefit. In therapy, the focus is on you. It may be the only place in your life where you don’t have to worry about the other person in the relationship. Boundaries like no Facebook friending help protect that space.