What is the purpose of therapy?
Although there are different models of therapy, all have common goals. These include increased self-
How frequently should I schedule therapy sessions?
I suggest weekly or biweekly (once every two weeks) sessions. Therapy is much more than a 'friendly' chat and requires a level of responsibility and motivation on the client's part. Clients who wish to come monthly (unless at the end of their therapy) or on an occasional basis might not find that the therapy leads to significant symptom reduction or meaningful changes.
What is the fee structure?
Please discuss fee structure directly with me. My services may be partially or completely covered by your extended health care benefits. I also may be able to offer a moderate sliding scale in order to assist you.
Quotes from clients concerning cost:
"If you are at a point where I was-
"When I realized the cost was around those couple of large lattes and the danish that I grab at the office each day-
"Attending therapy was priceless to us. If we hadn’t spent the money there wouldn’t be a marriage.”
How will I know when I am done therapy?
The number of sessions in both Relationship Therapy and Individual Therapy depends on a number of issues. The presenting concerns and the complexity of cases are just a few of the factors that impact the timing of therapy. I discuss the goals, progress and direction of therapy as well as possible end dates at regular intervals with my clients. This is an important and ongoing collaborative process. The goal of psychotherapy should not be to create dependency but to deepen each client's self awareness and emotional resources in order that that they can continue to do their own emotional and psychological work long after therapy ends.
I feel weak coming to therapy. Shouldn't I be able to do this on my own?
Beginning therapy actually takes real strength and determination -