frequently asked questions
Q: I’m used to handling my problems on my own. Does therapy mean I’m weak?
Absolutely not! In fact, realizing that you need support shows how strong and courageous you are. Everyone needs help now and then. It’s ok to ask for help; you don’t have to do it alone.
Q: Do you have an office location?
I work 100% online using a secure, HIPAA compliant platform and client portal. Currently I am licensed in New York and Florida, and therefore, can only work with New York and Florida state residents. Find out more about online therapy.
Q: How long are the sessions?
Our initial full session will be 75 minutes long; regular weekly sessions are 50 minutes long.
Q: How do I know if therapy, or you as a therapist, is the right fit for me?
One of the most important parts of therapy is to feel comfortable with me and for us to be able to build a safe, trusting relationship. This will help you open up and feel more comfortable talking about some of the more difficult issues. You might feel comfortable speaking with me right away, or it may take you a few sessions to decide–either one is okay. Deciding whether we're a good fit takes intuition and a little time for us to get to know one another.
Q: What can I expect in therapy?
In our first session, we’ll talk about what brings you to therapy and discuss your current situation, as well as relevant background information. This gives me a clearer picture of you and your goals. In our weekly sessions together, I’ll help you make connections between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I’ll teach you tools to help you make the changes you’d like to see. There may be times in therapy where you’ll talk about some unpleasant and difficult things. As a result, you may experience some emotional pain. But that’s ok because that’s how healing takes place. All you need to get started is a desire to take action and create change!
Q; How long will I be in therapy and how often should I come?
This is different for everyone. I tailor our work together based on your specific needs. Change takes time and doesn’t happen overnight. Everyone’s circumstances are unique and therefore, the length of time needed to accomplish your goals really depends on your desire, commitment, and dedication to personal development. The most important thing is to have patience with the process. It is recommended that you commit to one session per week in order to produce the best results. However, if you feel you would benefit from more than one session per week, I would be happy to accommodate your needs. The most important thing is to make progress and address the issues at hand.
Q: is our therapy confidential?
All the information we discuss will be held strictly confidential according to the HIPAA standards. However, there are certain exceptions to confidentiality that are essential to your safety. We will discuss these exceptions to confidentiality during our first session.