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I usually see clients between noon and 7:00 p.m., weekdays, though I will make every attempt to accommodate you if these hours don't fit your schedule at all. If you work a daytime job, please don't ask about seeing me before you go to work – I am not a morning person and would be of no use to you in the early morning hours. I will see clients on weekends, if you are coming a long distance for an appointment. While I usually schedule 50-minute sessions for individuals, I often schedule longer appointments (two back-to-back 50 minute sessions, generally) for those coming from out of town, to maximize the benefit of the trip. I do not do e-mail sessions, but occasionally will do phone sessions with clients, if we already have an established therapeutic relationship. While not ideal, a phone session is better than none at all. (To read more about why I don't do e-mail therapy, click here.)
I have a sliding scale, $60-90 per 50-minute individual session and $90-110 per 90-minute
couples/family session. Occasionally, I can go lower than that for clients, if these fees are absolutely
prohibitive. When I do a double individual session, the fee is double what it would be for a
50-minute session. I don't determine what any client pays me – I leave it to the client to determine
what is affordable within my sliding scale, given their family budget.
I have decided, after much deliberation and input from other therapists, not to accept insurance. My primary reason for this stance is that I can't guarantee confidentiality if an insurance company is paying for sessions. Not only do they (often) assume the right to determine how many sessions a client can have with their therapist, they also have the right to demand to see a therapist's notes about clients if they are paying that client's bill. I feel strongly enough about this that I would rather work out some other arrangement than have an insurance company in on the therapeutic process. Some insurance companies have raised their co-pays so high, it exceeds the lowest fees I negotiate with clients, further reducing any incentive on my part to accept insurance reimbursement.
There are few drawbacks to my office, but one is that it does not have a waiting room. There is very little "people traffic" in the building, and it's fine to sit on the steps near the elevator, either in the lobby or on the seventh floor, where my office is located. There are also coffee shops and various small restaurants in the vicinity. As is common in many urban office buildings, the bathrooms are locked. If there is a sign on my door that says "In Session," you will find a bathroom key on the back of the sign. Feel free to use it, and return it as you found it when you're done. The key will unlock either of the bathrooms on my floor.
If you have other questions about my practice, please visit my FAQ page.
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