As a psychotherapist, I understand that you may have questions or concerns about starting therapy.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me and I will be happy to address them.
ARE YOU TAKING NEW CLIENTS?
Yes, I am currently taking new clients. I offer online sessions for those living in Oregon, Washington and New York.
If you are interested in an appointment you can call (971) 925 9107 or email me at email@example.com to setup an appointment.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I am located in Portland Oregon but all my sessions are currently online.
BEFORE A FIRST SESSION, DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING?
YES, I strive to have a paperless practice. Before your first session you will be sent an email with a link to your individual client portal. Please follow the email link to fill out forms about my practice and answer a few questions about yourself. This helps us get to work in a timely fashion.
WHAT IS YOUR FEE?
My individual rate is $225 per 50 minute session. My fee is increased yearly and based on my advanced training.
HOW OFTEN WOULD I COME FOR SESSIONS?
Generally, I see clients weekly. My clients tend to get the most benefit this way. Over time frequency may shift as we discover what rhythm is right for you.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
Currently I am self pay only. However, I can provide you with a monthly superbill that you can then submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement. Many insurance plans will cover a portion of therapy services if you have out-of-network coverage. To find out if your insurance will cover a portion of your therapy fees, here are the questions to ask them:
Do I have out-of-network coverage for outpatient mental health benefits?
If so, what percentage of the fee do you reimburse?
Do I have a deductible and if so how much of it has been met?
How do I submit claims?
WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE DO YOU WORK WITH?
My practice is diverse. I work with adults from a variety of cultural, economic backgrounds and spiritual traditions. I offer psychotherapy to couples and individuals ages 14 and up.
IS THERAPY CONFIDENTIAL?
Everything you and I talk about in therapy is confidential. The only exceptions to confidentiality include, but are not limited to: reporting child, elder and dependent adult abuse; when a client makes a reasonable threat of violence towards a reasonably identifiable victim; when the client is dangerous to themselves, or another person, or when there is a court order. If confidentiality is a concern for you, please do not hesitate to bring this up with me at any time.
WHAT IS ACCELERATED EXPERIENTIAL DYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY?
AEDP psychotherapy is an approach that seeks to help you feel better by helping you process the overwhelming emotions that come with trauma in a way that facilitates new safe experiences of relationships and actually changes your brain.
Crisis and suffering provide opportunities to awaken buried capacities. The key to AEDP is creating safe relationships that can really transform your suffering into moments of healing.
AEDP draws from interpersonal neurobiology and affective neuroscience, attachment theory, emotion theory and body-focused/somatic approaches.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VISITING A PSYCHIATRIST AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST?
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor trained in prescribing psychotropic medication. As a psychotherapist, you and I will do “talk therapy” with a goal of growth and changing behaviors that no longer serve you.
HOW LONG SHOULD I EXPECT TO BE IN THERAPY?
Basically, this is up to you. The length of therapy is truly a case-by-case basis taking into consideration the reason you are coming and what your goals are.