What is therapy?
Therapy is a collaborative process where a person or relationship meets with a therapist to tap into the client's awareness which helps people understand their thoughts and feelings around a situation or event. Therapy is intended to provide a safe space that's non-judgmental and fosters a path for the client to break free of limiting beliefs and patterns. Therapy can take on many forms - depending on the the type of therapist, how the therapist works, and how long the therapy typically lasts. Therapy may be performed in an office, over the phone or via other technology depending on the needs and licensure of the therapist.
We learn about ourselves and address our need to connect through relationships. Romantic relationships offer many psychological and health benefits. Sometimes these relationships encounter difficulties that partners are not able to work through themselves and need the help of a third party. Partners may doubt the future of the relationship or feel unable to address challenges in communication, conflict resolution, discrepencies in desire and other concerns.
ANXIETY / DEPRESSION
We interact with the world through our thoughts and feelings. While feelings and thoughts are not permanent, we may feel stuck and unable to manage those feelings and thoughts. We may feel anxious or depressed about our current state. These experiences can intensify the longer we struggle. Therapy can help process our experiences as well as help us learn new strategies to cope with difficult situations.
SEXUAL IDENTITY / ATTRACTION
GENDER DIVERSITY / TRANS*
Conflicts with gender identity can cause a great deal of confusion and negative feelings about oneself. Gender identity is described as an individual’s personal experience of their own gender. Gender identity may match with assigned sex at birth, or gender may differ from assigned sex completely. When one experiences their gender identity as different than their sex assigned at birth, they often experience a great deal of emotional and psychological stress. Therapy helps address stressors and supports a client as they connect with their true self.
Sexual orientation describes our patterns of emotional, romantic, and sexual attraction. Sexual orientation is not a binary (heterosexual or same-sex); it lies along a continuum. We may find a sense of personal and social identity based on those attractions. When we struggle with reconciling our sexual identity with expectations of others or society, we may encounter emotional and psychological struggles.
KINK / BDSM / POLY
SEXUAL COMPULSIVITY / ADDICTION
We may feel that our relationship with sex is unhealthy or out-of-control. We may hear it identified as different things - sexual addiction, sexual compulsivity or out-of-control sexual behavior. Whatever the label, the impacts are still felt the same. Experiencing sexuality as unmanageable or as a source of unrest in your family, personal or work life can cause great distress. Therapy can offer support to identify the underlying issues contributing and bring about a greater sense of peace for those impacted.
Kink/BDSM is a widely used term that refers to a variety of sexual and non-sexual fantasies, fetishes and activities. These are often considered socially unconventional when compared to traditional sexual ideas (aka “vanilla”). Individuals and relationships may struggle to find acceptance if they express or wish to explore Kink/BDSM actions. Clients in Poly or other CNM (consensual non-monogamy) relationships may need additional support in navigating the potential complexity of these relationships.
Traditional Talk Therapy - $150 per 50-minute session or $225 per 80-minute session (often done with couples and relationships)
Hypnosis - Please contact for specific pricing information. Typically, packages run $450 for 2 90-minute sessions and follow-up.
I do not process insurance directly but will provide receipts for reimbursement should you seek to file benefits individually. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis. Please contact me for more information.
Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted for payment. Payment is due at the time of service.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.