What to Expect
Currently, I am offering an option for in-person sessions and/or telehealth.
For in-person therapy, expect to find visible, convenient parking, under the building. Enter from the parking lot and take the elevator or stairs to my office. I will welcome you into a comfortable space. If there are specific things that would help with your comfort (e.g., a drink; closing the shades), please let me know.
For telehealth, prior to your session, I will email you a link from the HIPAA-compliant platform, Psychology Today. Simply, click on the link at our session time, and within a few minutes, we will see each other.
At our first meeting, you will have the opportunity to share what’s troubling you, your personal history, and what you want to get out of coming to therapy (i.e., your goals). I will ask questions and share my thoughts, as we go along. Feel free to decline answering particular questions, to ask me questions, and to share what has, or has not, worked for you in the past. No therapist, including me, is right for every client! If it doesn’t feel right, trust your gut; if it does, we will likely work well together, and you will likely gain substantial benefit from our sessions.
Therapy typically works best on a once-a-week basis. This seems to be the optimal amount of continuity for most clients. If you are in a crisis when you start therapy, twice a week might be warranted. Eventually, when you’re feeling better, but still not feeling ready to leave therapy, twice a month or even once a month may be enough. The guideline is, whatever is most helpful for you.
By learning to recognize what works and what doesn’t, and by developing healthier ways of thinking, behaving, and relating, you will feel more balanced, and better able to cope with problems when they arise. Your life will likely become more peaceful, joyful, and meaningful!
Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you — all of the expectations, all of the beliefs, and becoming who you are.
— Rachel Naomi Remen