Can you tell me more about the free consultation call?

The call is for you to tell me about your situation and ask me questions about how I work and what methods I would use to help you. It also gives you a sense of my personality and what it’s like talking to me.

By the end of our conversation, you should have a good idea of whether or not we’re a good fit.  The call also gives me information on how I can best meet your needs; if I feel that I’m not the right therapist for you, I’ll give you an appropriate referral to someone who might be a better fit.

What happens in the first session?

The first session will be a chance for me to get to know you and clarify and receive more information about your situation, we’ll discuss confidentiality, fee structure, therapeutic boundaries, and cancellation policy. We’ll also get a sense of your goals for therapy and talk about a plan to best support you through the process. 

What does sliding scale and low/no cost mean?

My regular session rate is $150. To better assist those clients who cannot afford the regular rate (college students, low and fixed income) I offer a sliding scale based on need, which I determine during on our conversation.