Answers to FAQ About Therapy
Who do you work with?
I mainly work with adults & teens who are motivated to improve their lives. For me, a good fit is someone with a desire to get healthier-- and a willingness to try.
Do you specialize in anything?
My focus is on helping clients manage their anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss, & trauma.
Where are you located?
My office is located in east Pompano Beach, FL near the intersection of Federal Hwy/US1 & McNab RD.
I also work with clients virtually throughout the state of Florida.
How often does therapy last, and how often do I need to come?
I typically see clients once per week, for a one hour session at the beginning. EMDR sessions will run a bit longer, and may be more frequent depending on the nature of the issues being treated.
Once we feel that progress has been made or your symptoms have greatly improved, we can scale back to biweekly/ monthly sessions--or as needed.
How does therapy work?
Therapy isn't just talking about your problems, it's understanding them better and and coming up with solutions to overcome them.
Something happened to bring you into therapy. Or you decided that you didn't want to spend the rest of your life repeating the same patterns. You wanted to get unstuck.
This is the stuff that we base your goals on.
Each session is customized to your goals for therapy--and structured on your response to our sessions.
Do I just talk about my problems week after week?
No. Good therapy is much more than just talking about the issues you're struggling with. It's about finding solutions to the issues, learning better ways to cope, and following through with action.
We'll explore about the issues, but we'll also engage in activities and exercises that will give you the tools and confidence to make progress outside the therapy room.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. If we only see each other for one session per week, it's important to support the work we do in session once you leave the office.
My partner and I are having problems. Should we be in individual counseling or come together?
That depends on the situation.
If you're concerned about your relationship, and you would both want to work on it, I'd see you together. After this work, if one of you would like to continue in individual sessions, I could work with only one of you. It's not helpful to move from individual into couple’s work with the same therapist because of potential trust issues.
Can I quit whenever I want to?
What are your rates?
You can find rates for services at Rates & Insurance
Do you accept my insurance?
I am a self-pay practice, meaning I don't directly accept insurance. (I'm not in a contract with any insurance companies.)
If your insurance plan offers out-of-network benefits, my license, training, and education will allow you to be qualified for reimbursement if this is part of your policy. Out-of-network benefits allow you to see the provider of your choosing and you will be reimbursed a percentage of the fee--typically between 50-90%. You are responsible for payment at the time of service. I will give you an invoice (called a superbill) that you then submit to the insurance company (typically electronically) for reimbursement.
If you don't have the time or interest in submitting the superbill to your insurance company, there are services available that handle the process for you. Better is one of these services that simplifies the process for you for a fee of 10% of the amount collected.
How do I get started?
Just click the SCHEDULE NOW link below to request your free consultation.