How long does therapy last?
It depends on the presenting problem. The whole idea is to affect change and find solutions, so typically the process of marriage and family therapy lasts less time than traditional psychotherapy.
Will you be able to help us?
My role is to challenge your existing belief systems, assist you to self-focus, and make you aware of unhealthy patterns. Only you and your family can change yourselves. The more effort and openness you bring to the process, the more effective it will be.
Is therapy confidential?
Yes. Confidentiality between a client and a therapist is one of the most important aspects of therapy. Successful therapy requires trust that personal conversations will not be shared outside the therapist’s office. The law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a marriage and family therapist or other mental health provider. However, a therapist is required to notify authorities if abuse is suspected or if a client is threatening to harm himself or another person.
Should I come to my appointment alone or with my spouse or child?
This is an important decision which we will make together. When you call for an appointment, we will decide who shall attend the sessions. This decision may change during the therapy process and some family members may be included at different stages of therapy.
Do you take insurance?
At this time I do not accept any insurance coverage. Psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and families are generally covered by most insurance companies. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). Almost all insurance companies accept this license for therapy services. Please check with your insurance company to confirm your out-of-network coverage. I can provide you with a receipt that will allow you to be reimbursed by your insurance company subject to your contracted rate.