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Individual Therapy / Counseling Services
Inclusive, Affirming, Culturally-Responsive Teletherapy for
Clients in CA, MA, DC, and VA
"Let me fall, if I must. The one who I will become will catch me."
~Ba'al Shem Tov
Just a few questions...
Have you ever felt like somehow you were both "too much" and "not enough?" (How is that even possible, right?!)?
Have you ever felt like it might not be safe to be your authentic self around others - others who you love but who make you feel like you're too sensitive when you question that safety?
Have you ever felt like you might be asking too much from people when you finally work up the courage to ask them to honor all the facets of your identity? Do you worry you will be a 'burden' to others if you insist on being recognized as your whole self?
Do you keep going around and around, dealing with the same issues with the people in your life? Do you keep going around and around, dealing with the same pain inside of yourself?
Have you tried to be the person the world expects you to be... but sometimes you just feel like you're going to burst?
If so, you are not alone - I can help.
I specialize in inclusive, affirming, culturally-responsive psychotherapy with college students, graduate students, and other adults dealing with a range of issues, including but not limited to:
Relationships with others
Relationship with self
Family issues & exploration of roles
Setting healthy boundaries
Identity exploration and development
Concerns related to identity, specifically within queer and trans/non-binary communities, communities of color, women, and others
When life feels hard, it's because life IS hard -- not because you're doing it wrong!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How does therapy work - where do we meet?
All sessions are held remotely, via tele-therapy, using a confidential, encrypted video platform called doxy.me. You will be provided with a link once we schedule our first session together, and you can use that same link for every subsequent session.
2. How often will we meet?
Sessions are either weekly or every other week, depending on need and availability. Sessions will last for 45-minutes each time.
3. What about my privacy? Will anyone know about our meetings or what we talk about?
Once you become a client, all of your personal information is considered confidential. That means that what we talk about in session stays between us, and I cannot even acknowledge whether or not I am working with you without a signed form from you stating that you want me to speak to someone on your behalf. Once you become a client, you will be also be given access to a secure client portal through which we can send one another confidential messages rather than relying on email, which is not confidential.
Although there are specific instances where I am legally required to share information with others, these are largely related to safety/emergencies and I will always do my best to notify you if that may need to happen.
4. How much does it cost, and how does payment work?
Sessions are $200 each. I am not able to take insurance, but I can provide you with paperwork each month to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement for out-of-network rates. The same secure client portal that we use for messaging also processes payments, so when you complete your initial paperwork, you will provide credit card, debit card, or FSA card information that will then be charged after each appointment.
5. What's the next step?
Before we meet for the first time, I offer a free, 15-minute phone consultation in which we will begin to explore whether whether working with me is the right fit for you. At the end of this call, a recommendation will be made about what our work might look like going forward, or whether a referral to a different resource might be the best option. If we agree to move forward, I will ask you to fill out some paperwork, and then therapy will start with an 'intake' appointment (45 minutes), in which we will begin to get to know one another and come up with a more in depth plan for our work together.
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