Mental Health Services & Treatments

Practice Policies and Fees

Mental Health Services & Treatments

Practice Policies and Fees

I treat clients facing a wide variety of challenges from anxiety and depression to life transitions. After an initial assessment, I create a tailored treatment plan that infuses different techniques to meet the individual needs of each client.


My fees are based on the type and length of the therapy session. Once a session is completed, fees are charged to a client’s credit card on file. Cancellation fees apply for sessions canceled with less than 24-hours notice.

Individual rate: $230/50 minute session
Family rate: $275/60 minute session
Group rate: $150 75-80-minute group


Clients are expected to pay for services directly.  Clients will be charged weekly for sessions on a credit card that is held on file in a secure billing platform designed specifically for therapists.  I do not participate in-network with any health insurance providers. It is encouraged to contact your insurance provider to inquire about out of network benefits and how to submit claims.  Monthly SuperBills are provided to all clients with the necessary codes to submit for insurance reimbursement.

Client Sessions

I am currently seeing clients in -person and virtually as needed.   I believe the most effective therapy is done face to face.  I also realize the challenges that exist in todays environment with scheduling, school, traffic, work and travel.  All in-person clients must be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19.

Modalities of treatment:

Psychodynamic therapy is also know as talk therapy. This type of therapy focuses on relationship building between the therapist and client.  The trusting relationship allows the client to share feelings and emotions that are difficult to process.  Through the relationship clients can work to develop skills they need to help bring about change.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that works to identify and change negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive change.  DBT is an evidenced based treatment modality that focuses on 4 different modules; Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Distress Tolerance.  Each module provides clients with a set of skills to help them be less reactive, reduce impulsivity and make more informed choices. DBT was developed as a treatment for individuals struggling with Boarderline Personality Disorder.  Over the past 40 years is has become effective is treating individuals struggling with a variety of issues from self harm, impulsivity, regulating hard emotions, and navigating challenging relationships.

A structured therapy that encourages the patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories.

ACT is a form of cognitive behavior therapy based on the premise that ineffective verbal strategies to control one’s thoughts and feelings actually lead to problem behaviors. ACT helps clients to abandon these strategies and instead experience and accept their difficult thoughts and feelings as a necessary part of a worthy life. Clients then clarify their personal values and life goals, learn to make life-enhancing behavioral changes accordingly, and develop new and more flexible ways of thinking about and responding to challenges. ACT is used in treating a wide variety of problems, including depression, anxiety, stress, and substance abuse. 

A broad conceptual model that focuses on the relationships between individuals in a family.  The theory stresses that therapists must see the whole family, rather than work only with individual members, to create constructive, systemic, and lasting changes in the family.

A field of psychological theory and research that focuses on the psychological states (e.g., contentment, joy), individual traits or character strengths (e.g., intimacy, integrity, altruism, wisdom), and social institutions that enhance subjective well-being and make life most worth living.

The mental health benefits of nature are well know and supported by current research.  Being in nature allows you to focus on your senses while practicing letting go of anxious thoughts.   Focusing on your breath allows you to lower your parasympathetic nervous system which again reduces anxiety.  Some clients focus better when moving. Walking therapy allows clients to tap into a more authentic self which improves the overall therapeutic experience.

Mental Health Treatment Issues

Anxiety is a feeling of fear, dread, and uneasiness. It can present as rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, sweatiness, feel restless or tense.  It can be a normal reaction to mild to intense experiences. Anxiety can be experienced at any age and for a variety of reasons.

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression can present as sadness, social isolation, lack of motivation, loss of interest in activities, poor self care and tearfulness.  

Trauma is an intense emotional response to an unpleasant event.  Traumatic events are not isolated to major life threatening events, they also include ongoing emotional trauma that can occur over a long period of time.

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active.

Coping Skills teaches us how to deal with difficult situations and helps us become more resilient. Skills can help with relationships, social anxiety, managing intense emotions and what to do in a crisis.  Skills building helps build confidence and self-esteem to help increase functioning and gain independence.

The most common types of mood disorders are major depression, dysthymia (dysthymic disorder), bipolar disorder, mood disorder due to a general medical condition, and substance-induced mood disorder. There is no clear cause of mood disorders.

Communication is important in any relationship, as it allows you to effectively share feelings, opinions and expectations. Developing effective communications skills allows you to ask for what you need, to maintain your self respect and to share your feeling with others.

If you struggle with low self-esteem or lack confidence, you may avoid social situations, stop trying new things, and avoid things you find challenging. Living with low self-esteem can harm your mental health and lead to problems such as depression and anxiety.

Many people struggle with transitions.  These can include divorce, changing schools, graduating from high school or college, loss of a relationship, changing careers, and navigating different stages of life.  These changes can create anxiety and at times depression.

Parenting can present many challenges at all ages.  Support during challenging and not so challenging times can help parents navigate intense emotions and develop skills to help cope.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions) the individual feels the urge to repeat over and over.

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced both single event trauma or ongoing trauma.  Both can have long term effects.   PTSD can present as anxiety, flash backs, dissociation, depression, etc...