Relationships are built on trust, and the therapeutic relationship is no different. It's important that you feel heard and understood for therapy to be successful. Our first few sessions will give you the opportunity to see how I work and assess whether you feel comfortable working with me. I will listen and ask questions to get to know your specific symptoms, life circumstances, strengths, and goals. This information will help me select and tailor treatment specifically to your needs.
What can i expect?
You can expect therapy to be an educational, goal directed, and interactive experience. You will learn about important connections between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and you will gain problem-solving skills to change unhelpful patterns. At times, therapy may be challenging, as you address and work through painful emotions. Rest assured that you will not be alone, as I will support you with compassion and sensitivity at every step. We will focus on reducing symptoms, improving your relationships, and increasing your life satisfaction. Throughout our work, we will closely monitor your progress, and make adjustments as necessary, to ensure that you are meeting your treatment goals. Your individual circumstances, along with the treatment selected, will inform how long you may anticipate being in therapy. Below you will find more detail on the specific types of therapy that I provide.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, refers to a group of psychotherapies focused on changing patterns of unhelpful thinking and behavior in order to improve mood and functioning. CBT is time-limited, goal-oriented, and focused on resolving present day symptoms and problems. Substantial research supports the effectiveness of CBT for a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, trauma, substance abuse, and relationship distress. Sessions are typically 45 to 60 minutes in length.
- Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) is a type of CBT effective for treating those who have experienced severe trauma. PE focuses on emotionally processing trauma-related memories by revisiting and recounting them in the safety of the therapeutic environment. Individuals also learn to gradually approach thoughts, feelings, and situations that are difficult to confront due to trauma. The goals of PE include reducing trauma-related and associated symptoms while improving overall functioning and health. Sessions are typically 60 to 90 minutes in length.
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is another trauma-focused type of CBT that is supported by research. CPT focuses on identifying and changing negative or unhelpful beliefs that often result from trauma exposure. Particular attention is paid to alterations in thinking around safety, trust, power/control, esteem, and intimacy. The goals of CPT include symptom reduction, improved functioning, and developing balanced views of the self, others, and the world. Sessions are typically 60 to 90 minutes in length.
Mindfulness-Based Therapies including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) incorporate the practices of mindfulness and acceptance into the traditional "change focus" emphasized in CBT. Mindfulness refers to the awareness we have when we are fully present in the moment, observing it without judgment and without trying to change it. Research suggests mindfulness helps us to regulate intense emotions, increase acceptance of the self and others, and respond effectively to relationship conflicts. Mindfulness is often paired with acceptance in psychotherapy and used as a technique to help reduce suffering.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is an evidence-based, time-limited therapy for depression. IPT focuses on how depression can develop in the context of problematic relationships. It therefore aims to reduce depression by improving relationship functioning and social support. IPT is particularly effective for the treatment of depression in pregnancy and postpartum as it targets problems in the areas of grief and loss, role transitions, and interpersonal disputes. Sessions are typically 60 minutes in length.
Individual Therapy Sessions
- $180 = 50-minutes
I am currently accepting Lyra Health clients. Although I am not presently in-network for other insurance, I can assist you in obtaining partial reimbursement for your sessions if your insurance carrier provides out-of-network benefits. You may receive from between 20-80% of the fee reimbursed. Before we meet, you should contact your insurance carrier to verify whether you have mental health benefits, the number of sessions covered, the rate of reimbursement, and how much of a deductible may need to be met. If you have questions about this, I am happy to assist.
I accept payment by cash, check, HSA/FSA debit card, or major credit card. Payment is due prior to, or at the time of service.