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Do you use any specific techniques or theoretical orientations?
I am trained as a generalist. I am comfortable and have experience with most concerns that fall under the umbrellas of depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, body image, identity struggles, and interpersonal relationships. I have particular training and expertise in working with multicultural issues and sexual assault recovery.
I identify as a person-centered interpersonal process therapist who uses multicultural and feminist approaches. This means that I focus on you and your unique experiences and interpretations. I provide specific feedback and interventions based on my observations of you. This approach highlights my authenticity and genuineness as a therapist. Furthermore, I find it important to be aware of various aspects of your identity that influence you and work to empower you to embrace your true self.
Lastly, I believe it is important to work together to identify areas of growth and therapy goals. This allows you to take ownership of your progress and hard work in managing your concerns.
Do you accept insurance?
I do not contract directly with any insurance companies. This means your insurance company would not be able to impose any limits on the amount and type of treatment that works best for you!
I recognize that therapy is expensive! I encourage you to consider it an investment in yourself, your mental health and your future.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Clients pay directly at the time of session by cash, check or credit card.
I am considered an out-of-network provider. As such, if you choose to submit information to your insurance company for reimbursement, I will provide monthly statements directly to you.
How long is each therapy session?
Each therapy session is 50 minutes. Most of this time is spent discussing your concerns, while the last few minutes are used to check in and plan for next steps.
How long will it take for me to feel better?
Therapy takes commitment. Some concerns require more time and exploration than others. Short-term therapy is geared toward managing immediate concerns that are relatively straightforward or time sensitive. This may indicate a need for 3-5 sessions of work.
Longer term therapy is appropriate for concerns that you have been dealing with for a significant period of time and want to gain insight into core issues related to the history and depth of the problem. This may indicate a need for some months of therapy. We can work together to determine the best fit for your goals.
Who has access to my information?
I take confidentiality incredibly seriously. As a psychologist, I am bound by ethics and law to keep client information confidential. Please click here for more information on privacy and confidentiality.
Do you offer teletherapy?
Telehealth therapy sessions are available upon request and feasibility. Virginia clients are seen exclusively through telehealth. Please be sure to check that your insurance company provides coverage reimbursement for these services.