How long does therapy usually last?
How often should we meet?
Each session lasts 50 minutes, unless agreed upon otherwise. I am a solutions focused therapist and do not believe in the traditional model of therapy, which can leave clients in treatment for a lifetime. The length of treatment can vary greatly depending on your needs, but I believe in working together to achieve your goals as fast as is comfortable for you.
Do you offer sliding scale rates?
Research suggests that weekly therapy is best. However, I strongly believe that everyone is unique with their unique needs. We will discuss how often we would like to meet when setting goals for treatment. I typically like to start weekly and discuss decreasing frequency as we progress in our relationship.
Do you only work with LGBTQ/Queer people?
Life can bring about unexpected events, so I offer a sliding scale to my clients for a short term. We would agree upon an expected end date for the sliding scale to terminate, as well as a sliding scale rate. I do not offer sliding scale on a permanent basis.
What is the free consultation session?
No. Often times LGBTQ/Queer people may find it difficult to find an affirming and knowledgable therapist, so I want to stress that I can provide that service. However, much of my work has also been with clients who do not identify in that way.
When you complete the contact form, I will reach out to you to either engage in or schedule a free consultation session. This is a way for us to spend a few minutes to ask each other questions and see if we might be a good fit. My number one priority is your success, so this will allow me to refer you to a colleague if I do not believe I have enough training to help you achieve your specific goals.