Frequently

Asked

Questions

How do I get started?

Set up a phone consultation by filling out the contact form. During the free phone consultation, I will ask a few questions to learn more about you and your needs in addition to answering any questions you may have.

Do you offer virtual sessions?

Yes, I do! In an effort to help you in whatever way is most convenient for you, I offer virtual sessions through a HIPAA compliant, secure online platform.

What can I expect during my first session?

The first few sessions of individual, couples and sex therapy are for us to get to know one another. I will develop an understanding of who you are, what your concerns are, and what your life has looked like recently while you get familiar with me, and my therapeutic approach.

What is therapy like with you?

I’m a real person and won’t silently nod and say hmm and that’s interesting the entire session. I am here to support, guide, and sit with you in any emotion that comes up. I use humor and empathy to build connections while being direct in challenging you to grow. I am open to feedback and your honesty about what works and doesn’t work for you personally.

What are the session fees and how do I pay?

50 minute Individual Sessions are $125.

50 minute Couples Sessions are $155.

I can also provide 80 minute sessions by request.

Cash, debit, and credit card are accepted.

Do you accept insurance?

Currently, I am only accepting Highmark Blue Shield plans. Otherwise I am out of network and not accepting insurance.

You are welcome to contact your insurance company directly to find out if you qualify for out-of-network reimbursement. You may then request an invoice or “superbill” to submit to them. However, I am not able to guarantee that the claim will be approved.  Please click here for instructions on how to find out if you are eligible for reimbursement.

What is sex therapy?

Sex therapy is a common form of psychotherapy that can be helpful for individuals or couples looking to explore their sexuality, relational patterns, difficulties with intimacy, gender roles and expectations, or simply find better ways to connect emotionally and sexually.

There are many misconceptions about sex therapy, but there is no nudity, physical exams, or touching between therapist and client(s).

Do you offer evening and weekend sessions?

Yes, I have found that evenings work better for many of my clients and I am happy to accommodate.

I do not offer weekend sessions but will do my best to accommodate around your schedule.

How often do we need to meet?

I typically recommend we see each other once a week for the first few sessions and reassess collaboratively. This is dependent on therapeutic need, affordability and schedule availability.

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