What kind of psychotherapy techniques do you use?
My approach to psychotherapy includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), breathwork, mindfulness, self-compassion, internal parts work, and positive psychology among other techniques. I strive to find the approaches that work best for each person. I frequently recommend books, videos, podcasts, guided meditations, self-care practices, and other resources for you to use at home to enhance the benefits of our time together.
Do you offer sliding-scale rates?
I offer a limited number of spots with sliding-scale rates. These are reserved for clients with no insurance coverage.
How is food allergy counseling different from food allergy coaching?
Food allergy coaching is focused on present-day coping. Coaching sessions emphasize food allergy education and building skills for managing food-allergic living.
Food allergy-related counseling and psychotherapy may cover all topics covered in coaching sessions, but are more intensive and also focus on coping with and reducing more serious negative emotional and psychological impacts of living with food allergies.
Please click on Food Allergy Specialty Services in the site menu above for more detailed information.
Do you accept insurance? Are you in my network?
I am not a participating provider and am considered out-of-network for insurance. My practice's billing manager will verify your coverage and electronically submit claims to your insurance company after each session to facilitate timely reimbursement.
What is your cancellation policy?
If cancellation is received less than 48 hours before the scheduled session cancellation fees apply.
What is the length of a typical therapy session?
Typically therapy sessions are 45 minutes in length. Longer sessions of 60, 75, or 90 minutes can be scheduled if we determine that would be helpful to you. The fee for longer sessions is prorated from the 45-minute session fee,
Do you prescribe medication?
As a psychologist, I do not prescribe medication; this can only be done by a psychiatrist or other medical practitioner. Research has shown that (when indicated) medication combined with psychotherapy can be very beneficial. I can help you find qualified medical providers who can assess your unique situation and make medication recommendations.
Are your food allergy services for family members or just the person with a food allergy?
My food allergy services benefit anyone impacted by food allergy. I work with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults of all ages who themselves have food allergies and want to cope better and manage their allergies more effectively. I also work with parents, grandparents, extended family members, and even friends of people with food allergies who are looking to improve their knowledge, coping skills, and support of their food-allergic loved one. I also provide consultation services for persons or organizations outside the family. Please click on Food Allergy Specialty Services in the site menu above for more detailed information.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Payment is expected at the time services are provided. Most forms of payment are accepted including cash, check, credit card, and electronic payment via Zelle. If you are receiving telehealth therapy, coaching, or consultation, I request that you provide a credit card or electronic transfer at the time of the session. If you wish, your credit card can be saved in a secure, HIPAA-compliant billing platform for use at each session. I do not accept Venmo, as it does not provide sufficient privacy protections.