Can I see you on Saturdays?
Unfortunately, I do not currently have appointments available on the weekends.
Do you prescribe medications?
No. Psychologists generally do not prescribe medications. Psychiatrists can prescribe antidepressants and other psychotropic medications (meaning those acting on the brain). As a psychologist, I assess whether or not a patient appears to need medication in the course of my general evaluation. If the patient and I agree that medication appears necessary, I will refer them to one of several psychiatrists that I trust.
Do you take insurance?
I do not currently serve on any insurance panels. What that means is that I do not deal with insurance companies, and so you are responsible for the fee for the session. However, some people’s insurance plans will allow them to be reimbursed for the therapy sessions they’ve paid for. If you discover that your insurance company is willing to reimburse you, I will be happy to provide you with a monthly bill to submit for reimbursement, but this will be between you and the insurance company.
How much will it cost?
My fee is $150 per 45-minute individual session and $200 per 60-minute couple session. I accept cash or checks at the time of the appointment.
How often should I come to therapy?
This varies somewhat depending on the individual. The vast majority of my clients come once per week, every week. However, some clients and I decide together that it is helpful to come twice a week. I do not recommend coming less than once a week for sessions (especially at the start of treatment), because it is hard to maintain consistency and the momentum of treatment and it makes it harder for some clients to remember their appointments, resulting in paying for unintentionally-missed sessions.
I work all day. Do you have evening appointments as well?
I offer both afternoon and evening appointments and some patients find it convenient to come during their lunch hour if they work in the vicinity.