Adult and Couples Therapy
Whether you are new to therapy or entering a new chapter in a lifetime of self-growth, collaboratively we can identify the areas of self and relationships in which you wish to promote change. I draw from interpersonal and relational psychodynamic theories in my practice. This means that through collaborative discussion, we will identify patterns in your early, formative relationships that may be repeating in your current relationships with friends, family members, partners, and colleagues. These patterns are also likely appear in therapy between you and I, as they represent your unique template for relating to others. Some of these patterns may be adaptive and bring joy and depth to your interactions with others, while other patterns may be causing both internal and interpersonal conflict for you. Insight and awareness of these patterns is the first step on the road toward relating in a new way to others and oneself. This style of therapy can be adapted to many presenting concerns, including, but not limited to, adjustment to relationship and career transitions, difficulties relating with loved ones, anxiety, and depression.
Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy
Children communicate through action. Young children do not yet have the capacity to formulate their thoughts and feelings into sophisticated language, and older children and teenagers may have more of an internal understanding of their thoughts and feelings, but have trouble articulating them to family and friends. I treat children with a wide array of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, attention deficits, learning problems, and high-functioning autism. I also see children who have been affected by trauma or significant family stress (death, divorce, moving, etc.). I help young children access their feelings and introduce positive changes through play-based activities, and relate to older children and teenagers with an interpersonal, talk-therapy approach. I can also integrate cognitive-behavioral skills and behavior modification as needed. I involve parents and siblings as often as possible, as a whole family's participation is crucial for instilling lasting changes in children's mood and behavior.
My standard rate for therapy is $200 per session, including the initial intake. Sessions are 45 minutes long. I do not accept any insurance plans directly; however, I am fully licensed as an "out-of-network provider" for all commercial (non-Medicaid) plans. If your plan includes out-of-network benefits, you will be reimbursed for a portion of the cost of therapy. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are not sure about your coverage, and I will assist you in inquiring about the benefits of your specific plan.
In an effort to make psychotherapy accessible for all, I do offer fees on a sliding scale for clients without insurance coverage who can prove financial need. Please call to discuss whether you qualify for this option.
I offer a 15-minute initial phone consultation free of charge to offer you the chance to ask questions and determine whether I might be a good fit for you or your family before we meet. Call (347) 766-8554 for your free phone consultation.