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  • Q: How can a therapist help me?
    A: We are all faced with challenges in life in which seeking counsel can be very valuable. Our professional therapists are trained in evidence-based models of therapy that are proven to help people overcome their unique struggles. Your therapist will help give you an objective outlook on your situation and teach you tools to cope with and overcome difficult life issues, as well issues that may arise in the future. Your therapist will provide unconditional support and will challenge you without judgment. Your therapist has been trained in numerous effective strategies that will help you: Attain a better understanding of yourself Develop skills for improving communication and strengthening relationships Increase problem solving skills Find resolution to the concerns that led you to seek assistance Learn ways to better manage depression, anxiety, grief, anger, and emotional stress Bring awaited change to your life through developing more efficient behavioral patterns Increase self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Q: How will I know if you are the right therapist for me?
    A: It is best to schedule a free consultation, where your therapist will discuss your reason for seeking therapy and both of you can determine if you are a good match based on personality and therapist’s ability to meet your psychological needs.
  • Q: Who do you work with?
    A: We provide psychotherapy for adults, couples, and families who reside in Connecticut. At this time, we do not provide individual counseling for children.
  • Q: What can I expect from therapy?
    A: Once you have made a decision to see a therapist, you still might be apprehensive about the process. Many people feel nervous before their first appointment. Therapy is a shared journey; a shared process. And, although you and I will travel together, it is ultimately your journey and you will make your own decisions. I do not have answers to all your concerns, but I do have the ability to listen carefully and will ask thoughtful questions. Your answers to these questions will help shape the direction of our work. You can expect to be respected. You can expect that I will offer opinions and suggestions from time to time but I will not tell you what to do.
  • Q: How much do you charge?
    A: Please visit the Payment page for more information on payments.
  • Q: What is your cancellation policy?
    A: 24-hour notice of cancellation or you will need to pay for the appointment in full. An exception may be made in the case of an emergency, like death or hospitalization of the client or the client’s immediate family member or pet.
  • Q: What theoretical approach do you use?
    A: I pull from a variety of theories and techniques. I find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques are often helpful for my clients. ​​​​​​​
  • Q: Do you prescribe medication?
    A: Social Workers cannot prescribe medication. To be evaluated for psychiatric medication, either contact your primary care physician or a psychiatrist. If you are already taking medication, I can coordinate care with your doctor or connect you with an Advanced Practicing Registered Nurse (APRN).
  • Q: What happens during the first session?
    A: Clients should expect the Initial Consult is 90 minutes in duration. During this session, you will discuss your primary goals and your preferred direction of treatment. It is typical that future therapy sessions will then be centered on your specified goal. Therapy can be short-termed and focused on a specific goal or it can be longer-termed and focused on more complex personal growth. Typically, you will be asked to do certain tasks outside of your therapy sessions to deepen your personal growth and increase effectiveness of treatment. For therapy to be most effective, active participation on a consistent basis is required.
  • Q: How long do appointments/sessions last?
    A: Initial Consults are typically 90 minutes. This includes paperwork and gathering information. Therapy Sessions are 50 minutes. This is the standard length of a counseling session. If you are interested in a longer session (75 minutes) please contact us in advance for availability and pricing.
  • Q: How often will we meet?
    A: Client must meet with therapists weekly to gain momentum in the beginning. Otherwise, progress can be delayed. Once you and your therapist have met consistently and developed rapport meeting less often (biweekly, monthly) may be recommended for maintenance.


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