How do I get started? Call or email for an appointment: 206-723-3402 or firstname.lastname@example.org Please download, print and complete the Intake Form. Bring your completed Form to your initial appointment.
How do I choose a therapist?
Choosing a therapist is one of the most important aspects of therapeutic change. Research has shown that the quality of the healing relationship and bond between therapist and clients is one of the greatest indicators of success in the therapeutic process. Getting recommendations from close friends and/or professionals (such as your doctor or other healing practitioner) is a good place to start. Then interview potential therapists over the phone to give you a sense of what the therapist’s expertise is as well as their demeanor and connection you feel regarding your needs.
How long does therapy take?
The length of therapy depends a great deal on the number and depth of issues that you would like to address. I am flexible about the number of sessions needed so that my clients can address issues in a way that works with their lifestyles and schedules. I have found over the years that therapy begins being helpful at the very first session. Further, I have seen clients benefit from relatively short-term sessions to longer periods, with breaks and time-outs for life circumstances.
Do you take insurance?
I am no longer able to take insurance due to the cost of processing claims. However, many of my clients are able to get reimbursed for sessions with me as an ‘Out of Network Provider’. Please contact your insurance company prior to our first meeting to find out what your eligibility is. I ask that clients pay at the time of service; I will provide you with a receipt to submit to your insurance company. Reimbursements are not guaranteed and these details will have to be worked out with your insurance company.
How often should I expect to come in?
I begin therapy with a request of meeting weekly for the first month if possible. This allows us to develop a meaningful relationship and helps me understand your goals and needs in the therapeutic relationship. After we establish our relationship and therapeutic plan we may choose to meet less often, allowing you time to move between practice in session and the application and experience of healing in the rest of your life and relationships.
What kinds of people seek sex therapy?
All kinds of people! Anybody who has been in a relationship with themselves or an intimate partner can benefit from sex therapy. I work with a wide variety of individuals — we can move between general therapy and the more specific issues of sex therapy as needed. The goal is to get people who are hurting and feeling stuck to a better place where they can heal. I provide a non-judgmental, healing environment to speak of issues that may have felt unspeakable.