I offer individual therapy for adults struggling with relationship issues, individual therapy for sex or pornography addicts, individual therapy for partners of addicts, and couples therapy. I also work with individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression because of the stress of life or due to a traumatic event such as a death, divorce, illness, or a car accident.
In the first session I want to get to know you and see if we are a good fit. I will ask you what has brought you to therapy, what have you done to try to fix the problem on your own, such as medication, self-help groups, books, and/or prior therapy. I will also gather your family, medical, and educational history to conduct a thorough assessment to help me develop an effective plan of action. You are free to pass on any questions that you do not want to answer.
I am not an in-network provider because I prefer to focus my attention on providing the most effective treatment possible, rather than dealing with insurance companies. I recommend that you find out if you have out of network benefits and if you have a deductible. I can provide you with the proper paperwork to submit to your insurance company. In many cases, clients receive an excellent reimbursement rate for my services.
In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, there are number of exceptions to this rule. Exceptions include:
Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. In this case I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If you are threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s. I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If I believe that you intend to harm yourself. I will make every effort to enlist your cooperation in insuring your safety. If you do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without your permission to ensure your safety.