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Frequently Asked Questions

 

The Answers You Seek, In One Place

Below, I have compiled a list of the most frequent questions that clients or potential clients ask about my services and approach. It is normal and encouraged for clients to ask many questions when choosing to work with a psychotherapist. Here are some answers to the questions I receive the most. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch.

 

How long does each psychotherapy session take?

Each therapy session is 50 minutes long. For young children sessions are usually 45 minutes long.

 

Do you offer sliding scale rates?

I don't offer a sliding scale but I do make accommodations in a case by case basis.

 

Do you take insurance?

I don't take insurance, but I can provide you with a document called a Superbill (required by insurance) that you can submit to your insurance for out of network reimbursement.

 

What are your rates?

I charge $180 per hour. Payment is due at the end of each session.

 

How long does treatment last?

For psychotherapy sessions there is really no straight answer to this question.  It will all depend on the client's symptoms, behaviors, their goals, and most importantly how hard the client is willing to work.

For Neurofeedback training, it usually takes 20-40 sessions depending on your symptoms. Clients usually start seeing results in about 5 to 8 sessions. However, for results to be permanent you need no less than 20 sessions. Neurofeedback sessions should be at least twice per week in order to get optimum results.

 

Will my child grow out of their symptoms?

Some behaviors and symptoms do come with developmental stages; such as fear of monsters or death. However, when a symptom or behavior is impacting your child in any way, such as school, home, relationships (including with you); or if this symptom or behavior persists beyond the developmental stage; then I suggest you seek consultation. Mental health issues such as anxiety, depression etc. don't just go away, in fact they tend to worsen with time without help.

 

When should I bring my child to therapy?

I encourage you to seek therapy for your child, anytime he or she is in distress for over a period of time. e.g. if you hear your child complain about school relationships more than once a month, perhaps it's time to seek professional help. As parents we tend to wait for our children to "grow out" of a certain stage or issue. The danger with this is that "issues" change according to the age of children; and what you might have caught early on could turn into a larger, more difficult issue in the future. Anxiety or depression in adolescence can often be traced to elementary school or earlier years. Early Childhood intervention is so important because children respond much faster and more positively the younger they are. So when in doubt, seek consultation.