How I Can Help You
Do you feel overworked, over-stressed, and overwhelmed? Many of my clients come into therapy struggling with some form of stress and anxiety, particularly stemming from an unease and dissatisfaction with how their life is going. Many feel “stuck” and uncertain on how to handle these persistent, nagging feelings, and unsure with how to best manage their emotional well-being. This is where I come in to help guide and clarify your values and direction, which often involves confronting the difficult feelings and issues in your life, freeing you to get back on course with the things that matter most to you.
I have extensive experience working with professionals in highly demanding career fields, especially those dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety in their job. I specialize in working with Type-A, high achievers, particularly those struggling with issues such as work/life balance, maladaptive perfectionism, and impostor syndrome. I also specialize in treating interpersonal and relational issues such as social anxiety, shyness, low self-esteem, and relationship OCD/anxiety that can affect dating and commitment in intimate relationships.
I provide a compassionate, curious, and non-judgmental environment to explore your unique concerns and struggles. I view therapy as a collaborative process and will work with you to develop ongoing and flexible goals to make the most out of each therapy session. Through the course of therapy, I will help you build effective coping skills based on mindfulness, self-compassion, and resiliency so that you feel better equipped to handle whatever stressors and challenges that may come up. Overall, my hope is to enhance your self-awareness and emotional well-being to live a more satisfying and meaningful life.
My treatment approach is informed by various evidence-based practices in psychotherapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Utilizing an integrative approach, as well as considering salient cultural factors that applies to you, my aim is to tailor the most appropriate interventions to meet your specific, individual needs.
I also offer couples counseling, where I help partners navigate issues pertaining to communication, intimacy, and emotional connection. I utilize the evidence- and skills-based approach, Gottman Method, to inform my treatment planning and interventions. I also incorporate elements of Attachment Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy in my work with couples. The goal of couples counseling under the Gottman Method is to help couples build new habits in their relationship to replace old ones that have not been working. By doing more of the right things, and doing less of the relationship-damaging things, you can make your relationship grow in the direction of greater intimacy and satisfaction. Couples who I’ve worked with have found that these new skills help them gain a greater sense of awareness, empathy, and connectedness within their relationships. With that said, though, I’ve found that my services have also been useful for those wanting to end their relationship in a thoughtful and caring manner. Our first few sessions together will help us to determine the appropriate goals for you and your partner.
Availability and Fee
My office days are Monday through Friday. I have limited evening hours available; please contact me to inquire.
I offer a free 15- to 20-minute phone consultation prior to us starting therapy together.
Individual Session Fee: $200 for 50 minutes/session
Couples Session Fee: $250 for 50 minutes/session | $300 for 75 minutes/session
There is an assessment phase when starting couples counseling. The first three sessions are focused on assessment, based off the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy, which is widely viewed as one of the most effective approaches to couples therapy. Here’s a breakdown of what your first three sessions will look like:
Intake Session. I will meet with you and your partner in this first session to gather information about the history of your relationship, areas of concern, and goals for treatment. This will be a 75-minute session; fee is $300.
Individual Sessions. I will schedule time to meet with each partner individually. These individual sessions will be 45 minutes each; fee is $195 per session/partner. Prior to our individual meeting, I will ask each partner to complete a set of formal questionnaires online at home.
Feedback Session. Between the individual sessions and this feedback session, I will have consolidated all the information that’s been gathered to give you a summary of the assessment results and a treatment plan. Specifically, I will share what I see as strengths in the relationship and areas that need improvement. I will be collaborating with you both to define mutually agreed upon goals for our work together moving forward. This will also be a 75-minute session; fee is $300.
Fourth Session and Onward. Subsequent sessions for couples counseling can be 50-minutes or 75-minutes (this is dependent on you, your partner, and the relationship).
I am part of the Lyra Health network. For all other insurance panels, I am considered an out-of-network provider.
If you have a PPO plan, you may be able to obtain partial or full reimbursement from your insurance company for therapy paid out of pocket. I can provide you with a monthly “superbill” (also known as a Statement for Insurance Reimbursement) that you can submit to your insurance company to request for reimbursement. It’s always best to contact your insurance company directly regarding terms of your coverage before obtaining therapy services if you plan to request for reimbursement.
If your insurance does not cover out-of-network providers, you may be able to pay for therapy out of your pre-tax income using your health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA) as well.
Payment can be made by cash, check, FSA/HSA debit card, credit card, or securely through Venmo.