Frequently Asked Questions
Do You Offer a Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, but I don't offer a brief phone consultation because it is not sufficient to truly understand your needs and determine if we are a good fit. My approach is to dedicate the first session to assessing our compatibility. If we determine that we are not the right fit and choose not to schedule a second session, the first session will be at no cost, serving as a free initial consultation. Otherwise, the first session will be billed.
What Are the General Expectations?
I expect clients to be willing to participate in weekly sessions. Therapy is for everyone. People come to therapy for various reasons and purposes. To mention a few: some may simply need a safe space to vent or organize their thoughts and feelings as a weekly routine; some wish to dive deep into their emotional or relational issues, seeking understanding and striving for genuine change; others want to find solutions to their complicated relationship challenges, while some aim to process and work through childhood trauma and its impact. Still, others hope to address specific mental health issues, and some are simply exploring what therapy can offer. Whatever brought you here, all are welcome!
Do You Offer Short-Term Therapy?
Yes. While I specialize in long-term psychotherapy, I understand that some clients may benefit from or prefer shorter therapy. Whether you're going through a specific life event or just need a few sessions to navigate a particular challenge, I'm here to support you.
Do You Provide Telehealth Exclusively?
Yes. I exclusively offer telehealth services via Zoom to ensure accessibility, flexibility, and consistency. I have no plans to return to in-person sessions, as telehealth also enables me to provide drop-in, additional, or urgent sessions, saving clients the time they would spend commuting.
Do You Accept HSA/FSA or Credit Cards?
No. I do not accept HSA/FSA or Credit Cards. I accept payment exclusively through Zelle. If Zelle is not an option, other alternatives are PayPal and check. I will provide the necessary paperwork for your out-of-network reimbursement if you are eligible. You can use monthly bills for HSA/FSA reimbursement.
Do You Accept Health Insurance?
If you're currently living in Massachusetts, I accept private pay or BCBS insurance. Otherwise, I only accept private pay. I'm happy to provide paperwork for out-of-network reimbursement if you're eligible.
Do You Charge a Late-Cancellation Fee?
Yes. You are free to cancel up to 24 hours in advance if necessary. However, a flat fee of $100 will be charged for any cancellations made on the same day or for no-shows. This is because same-day cancellations do not allow me to offer the opening to others, and the fee compensates for half of my financial loss.