FAQ

What type of therapy do you specialize in?

What type of therapy do you specialize in?

I have specialized much of my training to work with people who are dealing with trauma and PTSD. 
More recently I have been digging deeping into Gender Affirming Care and people in the LGBTQ+ community.
In the last year I have become a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS), focusing my training in the Autism and Neurodivergent community. 
   5 years ago I became trained in EMDR to help with trauma and many other issues.

How long will therapy take?

How long will therapy take?

The duration of therapy varies depending on your unique circumstances and goals. Some clients find benefit and progress after just a few sessions, while others may benefit from longer-term therapy. 

How frequently will we meet?

How frequently will we meet?

I suggest that people start weekly and then move to bi-weekly, if your schedule allows. After a few months sessions will be reassessed for need of frequency. With each person being unique I help to tailor your meetings with me to your needs.

What is your approach to therapy?

What is your approach to therapy?

I was formally trained in Adlerian Therapy. Currently I use a variety of modalities dependent on whom I am working with. I use Strength Based, Art Therapy, Client-Centered, Feminism, Psychoanalytic, Harm Reduction, Solution Focused, Eco Psychology, and DBT skills.


How much does each session cost,
and do you accept insurance?

How much does each session cost,
and do you accept insurance?

Currently I accept Medical Assistance (MA), most Minnesota Care plans (PMAP), United Health Care (UHC), Aetna, UMR, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NJ and MA.
I do accept Private Pay at $260 per session, and I use Mentaya to help offset costs to work with OON benefits for insurance companies that I am not enrolled with.

What happens if I need to cancel or reschedule an appointment?

What happens if I need to cancel or reschedule an appointment?

I require a 24 hour notice to cancel or reschedule appointments. A fee of $125 will be applied to those canceling with less than 24 hour notice or ‘no showing’ to sessions. 

Can I contact you outside of our scheduled sessions in case of emergencies?

Can I contact you outside of our scheduled sessions in case of emergencies?

When we begin working with each other I will give you my work number that you can call for voicemail or text messages to me, but I can not / will not respond outside of clinic hours to maintain professional boundaries.

Will you prescribe medication, or do I need to see a psychiatrist for that?

Will you prescribe medication, or do I need to see a psychiatrist for that?

I am unable to prescribe medications but I can help with getting you connected with someone who will and can help coordinate care.

What can I do to get the most out of therapy?

What can I do to get the most out of therapy?

Between sessions you may find it helpful to journal or reflect on your thoughts, feelings, and goals for therapy. Consider jotting down any topics or concerns you'd like to discuss with your therapist at the next session.
Sometimes I may assign homework, ask you to set goals or have you try new behaviors between sessions.