What is Therapy?

Therapy (or psychotherapy) is the process of interpersonal treatment for problems that affect the quality of your life.  This can range from clinical depression to one of the many forms of anxiety to relationship issues.

What is your approach to therapy?

My approach is integrative, meaning that I tie in different schools of therapy (cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, and mindfulness) to try to meet each person’s individual treatment needs.  My overarching aim in therapy is to not only relieve your current stressors but provide lasting change.

How often do we meet?

We will typically meet once a week, for 50-55 minutes.

How long does therapy last (in terms of ongoing sessions)?

Therapy can be both short-term (weeks or months) to long term (years).  This varies from person to person.  In the end, we will talk and decide together when it is time to discontinue therapy.

Do you prescribe medication?

No.  As a licensed clinical psychologist in Washington, DC, I am not allowed to prescribed medications.  If medication is necessary, I would refer you to a psychiatrist for a consultation.

Do you work with children?

No, I do not work with children on an individual basis, but I do work with adults who have parenting concerns/issues.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, I am an in network provider for BlueCross BlueShield PPO.  If you have another PPO policy, your insurance is likely to cover a certain percentage of my services as well.

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