Who do you work with?
Adults: individuals and couples.
What if my partner won’t come in?
If your spouse/partner/lover/beloved is not willing to join you, or you prefer to come in alone, you can still benefit greatly. Don’t make your personal development contingent on someone else’s participation.
If you’re committed and you both want to come in as a couple, that’s great.
How many sessions will it take?
That depends on whether you just want to fix a problem, or you want continuing improved quality of life. Some people see me weekly for several weeks or months; others see me once a month for years, as part of their relationship maintenance. There’s a wide range in between. Research shows that therapy has been found to be most productive when incorporated into a client’s lifestyle for approximately 12-16 sessions, most typically delivered in once weekly sessions for 45 minutes each. For most folks that turns out to be about 3-4 months of once weekly sessions. BUT, since my sessions are almost twice as long, we can get a lot done in about 8 sessions. I make recommendations; it’s up to you. You’ll have a better idea after the first session.
What are your office hours?
I work weekdays and a couple of weeknights. I have a young son; maybe you know how it is.
Am I normal?
Everybody wants to know if what they’re struggling with is normal. I’m not concerned with whether or not what you do fits the supposed norm; I only care about whether or not it’s working for you.
Are the sessions covered by insurance?
Insurance typically does not cover my services. However some of my clients have been able to get reimbursed from their health savings accounts, for which I can supply you with a receipt with innocuous diagnosis codes so as to protect your confidentiality.
Though I am located in Marin county, near San Francisco, I serve clients in the US and internationally via Skype or phone sessions.