Some typical questions you may have about a therapy practice
What is the first therapy session like?
During our first session, the main goal is for us to determine and understand what are your primary concerns and how we can go about improving them. We’ll come up with a treatment plan that provides more details on these concerns, ways we can work together, and a preliminary timeline so we can track progress. In addition to asking you questions, I’ll answer questions you have. We’ll set up another time to meet the following week or sooner depending on your needs.
what do i talk about at the first therapy session?
Whatever you feel comfortable sharing and in whatever detail is totally fine. We’ll take things at a pace that works for you. This is the first time we’re meeting and I’m going to ask some personal questions to get to know you so I can help. Just know that the more you tell me the better I can understand what brings you to therapy and the more effective I can be in helping you achieve your goals.
How do I make an appointment?
Do you accept insurance?
I don't accept insurance. Our initial phone consultation is free. Credit/debit cards, checks and cash are accepted at the time of the therapy sessions. I can provide a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Some clients also use pre-tax dollars through their HSA accounts.
where are you located?
What education and training to you have?
I received my Masters degree from Columbia University. While in school I was an intern at a nonprofit providing therapy to persons with mental health concerns and experiencing poverty-related issues. After I graduated, I received additional training and experience working in an outpatient mental health clinic. I was supervised by a licensed therapist for two years (A requirement of the State) before receiving my license. Since that time, I’ve worked in a variety of settings ranging from a hospital system to developing my own private practice. I present trainings on mental health topics, host a podcast, publish articles in journals and other print and digital media, and provide consulting to companies for wellness programs, social media, crisis management and other areas. I'm also a lawyer and practiced law for years in New York City before changing careers, and have also directed nonprofit programs. This gives me a diverse range of work experience and is helpful in my therapy practice.
What are video therapy and phone therapy? are they right for me?
In-person? Video? Phone? Maybe all depending on your schedule? I provide flexible appointment times and session options so I can be there for you when you need support. I'm available for phone and video therapy anywhere in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and Florida. Learn more about teletherapy.
Why do you have expertise helping lawyers?
do you have client success stories you can share?
what are your specialties?
I help adult individuals, couples and groups with stress, anxiety, depression, alcohol or drug use, career and educational goals, lawyer's concerns and many others. With input from and collaboration with my clients, their treatment is individualized for so they receive the personalized expert care they need to achieve their goals and feel better.