1. How much does therapy cost?
We can discuss my fees and what you are comfortable paying in our first session. My standard fee is $120 per hour. However, I want therapy to be affordable for you, so I offer a sliding scale. Most clients pay an average of $75 to $105.
2. How long does therapy last?
There is no set expectation of how long therapy lasts. Many people feel relief of their stress and symptoms in 8-10 weekly sessions. Others may need longer-term treatment, but may choose to see me every other week or once a month. It all depends on your needs and goals.
3. Does therapy really work?
It’s normal to be skeptical and even fearful before making an investment in therapy. But therapy does work! Studies show that the majority of people start to feel better after just a couple of sessions, and almost everyone can benefit from therapy in one way or another!
Therapy is not one-size-fits-all. I encourage you to try it out for two sessions and see how you feel. If you think a different approach might better help you, let’s discuss that and see what we can do differently. Or if we determine that another therapist might be better suited for your needs, I will refer you to someone else.
4. Is therapy only for “crazy” people?
Definitely not! Therapy can benefit almost everyone, from problems with self-esteem, stress, or relationship troubles, to more severe mood disturbances like depression.
5. What if I need medication?
If we determine that we think medication could benefit you, I will refer you to your primary care provider or a psychiatrist to determine your needs. I do not prescribe medication myself.