What insurance do you take?
I am a provider with Cigna and Blue Cross Blue Shield (traditional and PPO plans) but many insurance plans do provide out of network benefits. I accept Medicare.
How long will I have to be in therapy?
Length of therapy varies depending on individual situations. However, I don’t like people to remain in pain and realize that most people don’t like to stay in therapy for long periods of time. I believe in short-term therapy but never recommend that clients end therapy until they feel ready.
Do you work on a sliding scale?
I realize that many individuals pay out-of-pocket so when deemed necessary, I will discuss a sliding scale with clients.
Do you provide a free consultation?
I provide a free initial 15-minute phone conversation.
Do you conduct Skype sessions?
Yes I do.
Do you have a preferred method of treatment?
I use an eclectic approach but I find that cognitive-behavioral therapy is the most effective form of treatment for most clients.
Is confidentiality important to you?
Confidentiality is vital in any therapeutic relationship.
Do you prescribe medication?
I do not prescribe medication, but when deemed necessary, I work with several psychiatrists who are able to prescribe medication.
What do you think is the most important element in a successful therapeutic relationship?
Research has shown that the relationship itself is the most important element to achieving success in psychotherapy. It is essential that my clients feel a therapeutic bond with me in order for them to feel successful in therapy.