Frequently Asked Questions
What type of counseling do you do?
Our emphasis is mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapy. This means that we discuss your thoughts, actions, and how they relate to each other. The work in therapy is goal-oriented, meaning that we will work with small, measurable goals to achieve your desired results.
Do you work with Children and Teens?
Yes, we work with teens (ages 13-17) and their families. In particular we work with teens on anger issues, behavior and school problems, excessive video game/internet use, peer relationship problems, and time management. Because the practice is focused mostly on adults, we do not work with any one under 13.
What modes of therapy are available?
We are available to do sessions in my office, over the telephone, or online. It all depends on what your particular needs are and what you’re comfortable doing.
Do you take insurance?
No, because we feel there are too many drawbacks for clients using insurance for counseling. You lose choice, autonomy, and you MUST be diagnosed with a mental disorder which tends to stay on your permanent medical record. We work for you, NOT the insurance company. This also allows us to protect your information better than if we had to share it with different companies and (potentially) your employer. Our client’s prefer this level of confidentiality. If you have further questions about this, give us a call. It may be in your best interest to consider not using your insurance.
What are your fees and session length?
While we have some standard rates, it varies a little depending on your needs. Please call our office so that we can best answer your question. Sessions are 45 minutes in length.
Can you prescribe medication?
No, only a psychiatrist (someone with an M.D) can prescribe medication.