Frequently Asked Questions

What can therapy do for me?

Having a safe space to share your concerns and feel supported in expressing them is often a meaningful experience in and of itself. Beyond that, the care, compassion and confidentiality that a trusted listener provides lays the foundation for self-exploration, goal-setting, enhanced communication skills, and healthier ways of coping with internal and external stresses. No issue is too big or too small for therapy to have a positive and lasting impact.

What happens in a therapy session?

In general, sessions last 50 minutes and clients discuss the issues and concerns that are having the greatest impact on their life and well being. Therapy is most effective when clients come in to the process with an honest, open, and willing attitude and actively participate in the work, which can include outside assignments such as reading a relevant book, keeping a journal, or engaging in a creative exercise.

How often will I need to come to therapy?

Different factors such as the types of issues being addressed, client schedules, and availability of funds all influence the frequency of our meetings. In the beginning stages of therapy, weekly sessions are recommended. If an individual, couple, or family is facing extreme distress I may recommend that we meet more than once per week until the crisis is managed and all parties involved are better equipped to handle more time between sessions. In the case of limited time and/or available funds, we will work together to establish a therapy schedule that is both productive and affordable within the context of your life.

How do I find a therapist in Lexington?

This is a great question and a tough one to answer because the “right” therapist is a very personal choice. The decision to seek therapy can stir up anxiety so it’s important to take steps that can help alleviate that feeling as much as possible upfront. Once you get a feel for someone’s style and approach you will have a stronger sense of whether that person is a fit for you. If you would like to set-up a free 20-minute phone or in-person consultation prior to making a decision about scheduling an appointment with me please contact me.

What is Your Payment Policy?

Payment is due at the end of each session. I accept cash and checks. I will provide a receipt for services rendered, which you may choose to submit to your insurance provider. Clients with a benefit plan that includes out-of-network coverage typically receive some reimbursement for therapy.

For further information and/or to request an appointment please contact me.