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  • What should I expect in the first session?
    The first appointment focuses on me getting to know you better by gathering more detailed information about your concerns and history. With this initial information, I will give you relevant feedback and discuss ideas regarding a treatment plan and goals for treatment. I will also answer any questions you may have. Research shows that the quality of the relationship between a therapist and client is vital for producing positive treatment outcomes. As such, I typically frame the first 3-4 sessions as "trial period" where we can continue to determine whether or not we are a good fit and refine our goals for therapy. If for any reason we decide not to work together I am happy to provide additional referrals and resources.
  • Do you offer sessions in-person or via telehealth?
    While clients often report that in-person sessions provide the richest and most rewarding therapy experience, in-person sessions aren't always feasible for everyone. Therefore, I am happy to provide either in-person or telehealth appointments using a HIPPA compliant video conferencing platform. You can choose the format that is most comfortable for you personally and best meets your needs.
  • What if I need to cancel or am running late?
    If you are running late or need to cancel you can contact me directly via phone or email. I reserve the full 50 minute appointment slot for each client, so if you are running late, you will be able to use the remaining time left in your session. Please note that I have a 24 hour cancellation policy – you will be charged $75 for any cancellations with less than 24 hours notice unless it is because of an emergency. You will also be charged the full session rate even if you arrive late and only use part of that time.
  • Do you prescribe medication?
    As a psychologist I do not prescribe medication. However, I regularly work with a number of excellent psychiatrists and nurse practitioners and I am happy to provide you with a referral if needed. In addition, I also recommend discussing psychiatric medication options with your Primary Care Provider.
  • What are your COVID-19 precautions?
    In order to maximize health and safety in my office, CDC guidelines will be followed and I encourage you to take whatever steps you need to ensure your comfort. In addition, I am happy to offer virtual sessions to those who need or want them. Masks are currently optional, but may become mandatory according to CDC guidelines. You will be required to utilize telehealth platforms rather than attend in-person sessions if you have had any symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 48 hours, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 7 days, or have come into contact with someone positive for COVID-19 and have not been able to be tested before the time of your session. I plan to stay well informed, monitoring the latest updates and suggestions as provided by the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.
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