Do you only see children ages 3-10?
I also see older children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience working with people of all ages! Please call and we’ll discuss your needs and decide together if I may be able to help.
How do you involve parents and caregivers in therapy?
I involve them a lot! In fact, I think parent/caregiver involvement is imperative for positive outcomes and lasting changes. For the first appointment, I meet with parents and/or caregivers without the child. This provides an opportunity to complete paperwork, speak freely about the issues, gather background information, discuss treatment planning, and prepare for the first session. While therapy is in progress, parent/caregiver sessions are scheduled on a regular basis. There are also opportunities for parents and caregivers to join sessions with their child when we agree it would be beneficial.
What if I'm not sure I want my child to see a therapist?
Then you are still in the right place! It is common to experience hesitation about starting therapy for your child. The good news is, I can offer support to you without ever meeting your child! In these instances, you meet with me on your own and sessions are focused on your concerns and goals. Many parents feel amazed at the differences they see without directly involving their children in therapy.
Do you accept insurance?
I accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield. I am considered an out-of-network provider for all other insurance companies. If your plan offers out-of-network benefits, some insurance companies may reimburse you directly for a portion of your costs after you’ve paid me. I accept cash, check, debit, credit, HSA and FSA cards for payment of co-pays and fees.
What if I’m looking specifically for a therapist to testify in court for my divorce, child custody, or DSS case?
I do work with children and families who are experiencing divorce or separation and I enjoy helping in these situations. However, I am unable to assist with court testimony. Time spent preparing for and testifying in court makes me unavailable for the therapeutic work I love to do with children and families. If desired, I am happy to offer referrals to highly regarded therapists who specialize in court testimony.