Frequently Asked Questions
- How long do counseling sessions last? What is your cancellation policy?
All therapy is done in private 45 minute individual sessions via Zoom. I have a 48-hour cancellation policy. Exceptions are made for illness or emergencies.
- What can I expect in the first session?
I offer a free 15 minute consultation to determine if we might be a good fit to work together. I view our first session as an opportunity for us to get to know each other. As you tell me about the current issues that are bringing you to therapy, I will help you make sense of why you are feeling stuck, any underlying issues that may be contributing to the problem, and we can together begin to formulate some goals and brainstorm the outcomes you are expecting from therapy.
- What are the benefits of therapy?
People that I work with have told me that they notice a marked improvement in emotional health and well being. This translates into a higher self-confidence, productivity and better relationships. People begin to feel more comfortable with themselves and feel “unstuck” due to their increased self awareness which results in positive changes in their lives.
- How many therapy sessions will I need?
There’s no hard-and-fast, one-size-fits-all answer. While many people can make significant progress in a short amount of time, therapy is not a quick fix solution. We’ll set goals early in treatment and together, we’ll estimate a time-frame for treatment, depending on your needs. Most clients see me weekly for 3 – 6 months. Some see me on a continuing basis for several years; others require only a few sessions. The number of therapy sessions required depends on the complexity of the issues you’re dealing with. Many clients find that the initial sessions resolve the most pressing concerns, only to uncover deeper issues that they recognize they must deal with. When that happens, we usually mutually decide to adjust our treatment plan.