Fees & FAQ's

Individuals: $140/Hour - 50 Minute Session
Couples: $160/Hour - 50 Minute Session
Fees are set with consideration to education, specialized training, years of experience, as well as community and location. Sessions are 50 minutes in length.


What can I expect in a therapy session?

Therapy is a collaborative process that works best when sessions are held on a consistent basis. Each session is 50 minutes in length. Typically, sessions once a week are sufficient, with the exception of extreme distress or crisis, where twice a week may be recommended until the crisis passes. The first few sessions tend to look a bit different from the rest. These provide the opportunity for us to get to know each other and to establish what goals we will be working toward. The first few sessions are also part of the assessment period, where I’ll be asking questions to better understand what brought you into therapy, the stressors you’re experiencing, and general background information to better understand you and your world. Sessions aren’t always easy. I understand certain topics and details can be personal and difficult to explore, especially with someone you just met. You have every right to set the pace that’s best for you, and I will respect it. After the assessment period, we will start working toward your goals, and I’ll assist with various interventions and provide you with tools that are specific to you. There is no one blueprint or formula, and I will consider you and your needs in every step. Therapy is most effective when you are an active participant, both during and between sessions. The more you put into this, the more you can get out of it. This is our collaborative process, as I’m in this with you. If you have any questions or concerns about the therapy process, please let me know.

Is therapy confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, as safety is crucial, there are a few exceptions.

Exceptions include:

~ If abuse of a child, dependent adult or elder is reasonably suspected, I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

~ If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.

~ If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist your cooperation in ensuring your safety. If you are less than cooperative, further measures may be taken without your permission in order to ensure your safety.
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