What is therapy?

Psychotherapy (usually shortened to therapy) is a form of healthcare for the mind. It is the process of identifying why a person is distressed by harmful thoughts or behaviors, and then utilizing specific treatment methods to change those thought patterns and behaviors. This is usually done in an outpatient setting, and can be achieved with or without the help of medication. (It is also referred to as mental health or behavioral health.)

Is seeing a therapist right for me?

Are you having more bad days than good? When you feel like something is negatively affecting how you live your life, it may be time to reach out for support. Have you been thinking about talking to someone about how you are feeling? I can offer you a safe place to talk about you, your thoughts, and your behaviors.

What is therapy like?

Your therapeutic experience will be unique. Generally, therapy is a relationship where you feel heard and understood. We will work together to help you better manage stress or solve a problem that you’ve been struggling with. We may connect with your innermost self to identify and change patterns that may be holding you back.

How does therapy work?

Therapy teaches you how to change your thought processes so you don’t keep repeating the same unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors. Think of it as changing your usual travel routes because your destinations have changed. (You found a new job; you’re going to a different school; you’ve switched grocery stores; etc.) You will have to do some work on your own, but it’s worth it to improve your quality of life.

How long will I need to attend to feel better?

The number of sessions and the frequency necessary will vary depending on you and your goals. We will be regularly checking in during our sessions to discuss the changes you are making, and adjust accordingly.

Is therapy covered by insurance?

I am in-network with Optum United Healthcare, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Humana. I can provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance provider for all other insurance companies.

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