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    FAQs

    What types of therapy do you offer?

    I offer therapy for individual adults and couples. Generally, I offer therapy for stress, anxiety, emotional balance, self-esteem, relationships, communication issues, and work burnout. Please read more about me and my services on the about me page.

    How do I know if we’re a good fit?

    It’s important to feel comfortable and safe with your therapist. If you’ve resonated with anything on my website that’s already a good indication that we’re a good match. The best way to know is by scheduling a free consultation so we can speak and get a feel for each other. Usually then, we can determine if we’d be a good fit to set up an initial session.

    How much is it? How often do we meet?

    Please contact me directly to discuss my fee. To learn more about my policies and potential insurance coverage, read more on my rates and insurance page. Typically, I work with people on a weekly basis, though if we find it’s appropriate to your needs we may decide to meet every other week.

    Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
    Medication can be effective for some people, but it helps by managing symptoms rather than getting to the root of the issue. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore the issues you’re experiencing on a deeper level and equip you with skills to use in your life so that you can achieve your goals.
    What can I expect in therapy? How does it work?

    This will be different for each person. I’m trained in a variety of modalities, so I tailor my approach to your specific needs. Generally, my clients are seeking clarity around a certain issue, relief from stress and anxiety, or need support about a current life situation. Whatever is going on for you, therapy can make it easier by providing you with a safe space to receive emotional support, understanding, and tools to cope with difficulties.

    How long will it take to feel better?
    It’s difficult to answer this because it varies from person to person. Some people feel a sense of relief after meeting for the first time, while for others it may take multiple sessions to start feeling a shift. Everyone’s circumstances and psychologies are unique to them, and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to make progress on your goals strongly depends on your commitment to growth, desire for change, and engagement with the process.