Answers to common questions
If you have additional questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact me.
Do you accept insurance?+
I am an out-of-network provider, which means I do not participate in or accept reimbursement from any insurance companies. I accept payment directly at the time of service. However, I do provide billing statements that you can submit to your insurance company. They will then reimburse you directly for whatever portion of the treatment they cover. If this is a concern, I strongly encourage you to clarify this with your insurance company before starting treatment.
How do I schedule an appointment?+
To maintain privacy, I do not have a receptionist and schedule appointments directly. Once you contact me for an appointment, I will call you back by the next business day to learn more about what is bringing you in for treatment. If we both feel that there is a good fit and we’ll work well together, we will schedule an initial evaluation.
What is an initial evaluation?+
An initial evaluation typically consists of two 45-minute appointments (although for very complex cases, three sessions may be needed). During these initial appointments I will ask you questions about your current difficulties and prior history. The goal of these sessions is for me to generate a diagnosis (or diagnoses) and to formulate treatment recommendations based on your diagnosis. Then, we will create a treatment plan together that we both feel comfortable with: this will be our general plan moving forward for how to address your difficulties.
What if I don't like how treatment is going?+
If you are feeling dissatisfied with your treatment in any way, it is very important that we discuss this together. I appreciate getting feedback from patients about how treatment is going; this helps me to understand what is working, and what may need to be changed. This sort of feedback can also be extremely helpful for clarifying miscommunications that might arise and ensuring that we are working together effectively.
What age range of patients do you accept?+
I am currently seeing adults age 18 and older. I worked for several years in student mental health, and therefore have additional experience with college and graduate students. I am also accepting geriatric patients; however, I do not participate in Medicare.