What does it mean for a treatment to be evidence-based?
Evidence-based treatments have repeatedly been shown to be effective in large-scale research studies. These treatments are rooted in science and proven to work. One of the most rigorously studied and established evidence-based treatments is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
What can I expect when I contact you for the first time?
I provide all families and patients with a complimentary 10-20 minute phone call. This call will focus on determining if I may be able to help you and answer any questions you may have. If it is likely that I can provide services that are a good fit for you, and you would like to move forward, we will schedule an initial appointment. If your concerns would be better addressed by an alternative type of service, I am happy to provide referrals.
Sessions may be scheduled weekly to multiple times a week. The latter may be helpful to address severe and impairing symptoms, or if you would like to accelerate treatment. You may have heard this referred to as intensive outpatient treatment.
How long are appointments?
The first appointment is usually an hour, and thereafter appointments are typically 45 minutes long. If needed, appointments can last longer (at an additional prorated rate).
I am currently an out-of-network provider for all insurance companies. I provide monthly superbills, which you can then submit to your insurance for an out-of-network reimbursement request.
Do you prescribe medication?
As I am a psychologist, I do not prescribe medication. If we decide that it may be helpful to consider medication, I can provide referrals to psychiatrists.