FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
How long does therapy last? How often do I come?
Most often, we begin by scheduling an ongoing time and meet on a regular basis until you feel ready to stop. Most of my sessions are 50 minutes in length, but I will schedule longer sessions if it is appropriate.
There is no set length of time for therapy. We will discuss your progress and goals, and as we work together, you will begin to internalize the therapy process so that it becomes a part of how you think, and how you take care of your needs. You’ll be able to identify the right time to end.
How does payment work?
Usually we will make an agreement about your fee when we talk on the phone before your first appointment. You then pay for each session when we meet.
Do you take insurance?
I am not on any insurance panels, but many health insurance plans will reimburse for psychotherapy from "out-of-network" therapists. I request payment at each session, but I am happy to prepare monthly statements for you to submit to your insurance company for personal reimbursement.
What is an MFT?
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are licensed mental health professionals who work with individuals; couples whether or not married; and families of all types to cure or relieve mental, emotional, and relational concerns of all kinds. MFTs have minimally acquired two-year master’s degrees, 3,000 hours of supervised experience, and have passed two rigorous exams. For more information, go to www.camft.org.