Many people are not sure exactly what psychotherapy is and who can benefit from it.You may feel unsure about the need to see a therapist or have questions about the process. Therapy can be a great opportunity to explore long-standing problems and work through current life stressors in the safety of a caring, supportive, nonjudgmental environment. It can lead to gaining self-awareness and new perspectives.
Our skilled clinicians are trained in a variety of approaches that allow us to customize our therapy sessions to best meet your needs.We offer a collaborative and personalized approach to each of our clients to help them attain the personal growth and healing they’re striving for. Our offices provide a warm, safe, and supportive atmosphere for change to occur.
One approach we often use is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a highly focused, short-term type of therapy that has been proven to be the treatment of choice for many types of challenges. CBT is focused on the present and is very goal-oriented and active and is extremely effective in dynamically changing thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
Therapy can help:
Improve your experience of life;
Increase your joy in living;
Boost your personal productivity;
You learn how to create loving, honest relationships with others;
Curtail or end emotional suffering;
Stop self-defeating, painful, or destructive thinking and behavior patterns.
Therapy For Children, Adolescents and Families
Some parents find it difficult to put their child in psychotherapy because they think it both stigmatizes the child and implies that they've failed in some way as a parent. Children don't always ask for help when they need it. Therefore, just as you would show your love for your child by taking them to a doctor when they're sick, you show that same love by finding a professional to help with their psychological or emotional problems. Seeing your child in pain, having trouble communicating with them or other parenting issues can disrupt a loving parent's life as well as the household in general. A child's adolescent years are naturally so turbulent they can arouse anxiety, confusion and pressure in both child and parent.
We can work with your child or adolescent on issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, behavioral problems, family conflicts, social skills and sibling rivalry. At the same time, we can work with you, the parent(s) to resolve family conflicts and improve communication skills so that you and your children can relate better.
THERAPY FOR COUPLES
Whether you're fighting a lot or just feel things aren't the way they used to be between you, working with you as a couple we can help clarify what forces are behind the issues that both hinder and enhance your life together. When difficulties in relationships are worked through with a therapist, couples often find their connection and love for each other, not only re-newed, but stronger and deeper than before the problems began.
Some of the problems often dealt with in couples therapy include:
Difficulty with Intimacy
Anger or resentment
Fees and Insurance
Therapy is an investment in your life, relationships, well-being as well as in your future.
Fees and Payment Options
Our regular fee is $175 for an initial intake appointment and $150 for a 60-minute psychotherapy sessions. If you have questions about fee arrangements please contact our office to discuss whether an appropriate payment plan can be arranged.
Insurance plans differ widely, if you would like to use insurance, please check with your insurance company to determine your specific benefit. We are also happy to assist you in determining your insurance coverage.
We are classified as in network providers with many well known insurance carriers such as Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO, BCBS Federal Employee Program, Carefirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO, and Cigna. Please call us to verify if we are in network with your specific plan.
Benefits of Direct Pay
Many clients have found that the direct pay option is best suited for their needs. There are several advantages to paying directly, on an "as you go" basis.
Confidentiality and Flexibility
First, confidentiality is assured - only you and your therapist have access to your records, not your insurance company. Your confidentiality can be limited when you elect to use insurance for payment of services.
Second, there are no restrictions on how you find the right psychologist or what services you decide to use. This flexibility is something you will not find if you elect to use insurance to pay for services.