FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WILL YOU SHARE MY INFORMATION?
Your information will be kept confidential, with a few key exceptions. I am a mandated reporter and must disclose instances of child abuse, elder abuse, dependent adult abuse, grave disability, court-orders, and in some instances subpoenas. Your information may also be disclosed to insurance companies for reimbursement.
HOW LONG DOES THERAPY LAST?
Therapy sessions can last 60 to 90 minutes depending on diagnosis and treatment modality. Couple sessions also run between 60 to 90 minutes.
The total duration of treatment varies by client and depends on the factors like severity of the diagnosis, how much time and effort is put into doing between session practice, and several other considerations.
WHAT IS THE AGE RANGE OF CLIENTS YOU SEE?
I work with adults 18 years and older. I do not work work with children. Child psychology is its own specialty and requires specific training. Psychology Today is a great place to search for providers who treat children.
WHO GOES TO THERAPY?
Anyone who is struggling emotionally due to experiencing past traumas from either childhood or adulthood, anyone experiencing sadness/irritability for longer than two weeks, anxiety or worry, relationship problems, sleep issues, or difficulties adjusting to health related changes can benefit from treatment. Certain professions (military, police, fire, emergency medical professionals) are more likely to experience trauma on the job, relationship problems, and stress. It can be hard to admit you need therapy, but the peace that comes with working through distress is worth the discomfort experienced initially.