FAQs

FAQs

I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?

Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to use them to help tackle the problems you are facing.

Why shouldn’t I just take medication?

Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my approach to your specific needs. All you need to do is be open to talking about the issues you are struggling with, and being curious about why they prevent you from living the life you want.

How long will it take?

Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.  I want our sessions to be a dialogue.  Sitting back, being silent, not being curious about why you are struggling, or frequently answering a question with “I don’t know,” probably means we won’t be a good fit.

How often will I need to come to counseling?

I work with people intensely, and by that I mean weekly.  I don’t find bi-weekly or monthly sessions to be as effective unless we are winding down therapy, so I don’t offer if.  I want you to reach your goals as quickly as possible.  I don’t want you in therapy forever!

How much do sessions cost?

Sessions cost $165 and last 50 minutes if you are paying privately.  If you are using insurance, sessions are 45 minutes.

Are sessions covered by my insurance?

I only accept Medicare, Tufts and Lrya Health insurances.  If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you probably have Out of Network benefits and can work with me.  HMO plans require you stay In Network.  Unless you have one of the three insurances I mentioned, I am out of network.

How do I seek reimbursement from my insurance company?

If you are using Out of Network benefits, I will supply you with a special itemized statement you submit to your insurance company.  They will reimburse you according to your plan benefits.

Do you have evening and weekend appointments available?

I work Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday mornings.  These fill up fast, so call to see what I have open.

Where do sessions take place?

Sessions are provided remotely.  With time, we can discuss moving to in office sessions.  My office is located in Rochester, NH.

Who do you work with?

I provide individual therapy for children, teens and adults.  For the time being, I am seeing kids 10 and older. I do not offer family or couples counseling.