Individual psychodynamic psychotherapy sessions typically last 50 minutes and are held at least 1-2 times per week depending on individual needs. The duration of therapy may be shorter or longer-term. Phone and video sessions can be arranged to allow for continuity of treatment.
Psychoanalysis provides an opportunity for one to work more intensely due to the increased frequency of sessions per week (3-5 times a week) and encounter unconscious patterns of how one relates to the self and others and more. It can be conducted sitting up or lying on the couch. I am currently training in psychoanalysis in a contemporary manner. I do not replicate the stereotyped notions of being a silent "blank slate." I believe in a warm relational approach to psychoanalysis that takes into account the impact on our psyches of our family and social influences. Psychoanalysis can be a radical way to invest in knowing the self more deeply and more quickly than once a week treatment.
Dyad psychotherapy (between 2 people) is offered to siblings, friends and intimate couples of all kinds. Weekly sessions last 50 minutes or more and address a wide range of issues, which may include communication, strengthening intimacy and trust, stressors, family and parenting issues, and sexuality issues, among others.
Consultation is offered for: therapists that want support for clinical applications of working psychodynamically and psychoanalytically; academics from other disciplines that want a deeper understanding of psycnanalytic theory; careworkers in related fields that need assistance with ways to mentalize and enhance their care of their patients and clients.
Fees and Policies
My fee is $220 per 50-min therapy session. Fees may be adjusted for psychoanalysis.
Payment may be made by cash, check and credit card (Ivy Pay).
I am not on any insurance networks. I can provide you a superbill or an invoice for HSA reimbursements that you are responsible for submitting. I am not (opted-out) registered with Medicare.
Therapy works best with regular, consistent sessions. You can miss (4) four sessions per year without having to pay for the missed sessions. You are responsible for payment any other time, unless we are able to reschedule your session within a reasonable time frame. Exceptions and unusual circumstances are always welcome for discussion as they arise.
I am away from the office between six and eight weeks per year and will tell you at least two weeks in advance of any anticipated absences. If needed, I will give you the contact information of a therapist who will be available to you during the time I am away.
Please refer to my Informed Consent form (click on the pdf icon below) for detailed up to date information about confidentiality/notice of privacy practices, late/no show fees, and the latest federal No Surprise Act and Good Faith Estimate. You can review and fill this out before session or I can provide this form at our first session.
Please refer to the latest federal No Surprise Act and Good Faith Estimate (click on the pdf icon below) you can anticipate before our first session.
informed consent pdf
good faith estimate pdf