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SERVICES

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

I provide individual psychotherapy for adults. Sessions are 45-55 minutes and typically occur weekly or every other week.

If you are a new client, I offer a free, 20-minute phone consultation to determine whether I will be a good fit for your needs.

All new clients first attend a 60-minute intake interview. The purpose of this session is to gather all of the background info that will be helpful for working with you.

I do not work with children, couples, or families, as it is outside the scope of my practice.

Policies

Insurance

 

I currently accept: Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Blue Care Network

You are responsible for verifying your insurance benefits prior to making an appointment with me. Some questions to ask your insurance company:

  • Do I have behavioral health insurance benefits?

  • Do I need preauthorization?

  • Do I have a deductible to meet?

  • What is my copay?

  • Do I have a yearly session limit?

 

I also accept people wanting to use their Out of Network benefits. You are responsible for confirming your Out of Network benefits prior to working with me. I will charge you my full session fees and provide you with a superbill, which you are then responsible for submitting to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Private Pay

For private pay, your payment is expected at the end of your session. I accept cash, check, or credit card.

Insurance vs. Private Pay

For many, insurance is a more affordable way to cover the costs of therapy. However, there are some advantages to opting for private pay. First, any diagnoses and treatment records are kept off of your insurance record. All proceedings in therapy are kept confidential. Secondly, when you opt for private pay, there is no insurance to limit sessions or mandate certain treatments. The length of treatment and the implementation of that treatment is left up to my professional discretion as a psychologist.

Attendance

Your appointment is time that I have set aside especially for you. Therefore, I require at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule. If I do not receive this notice, you will be billed the full price missed session. Extenuating circumstances such as sudden illness/accidents or dangerous weather conditions will be taken into consideration, but prompt communication is appreciated.

Appointment Availability

I am available for appointments Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM, by appointment only. Typically people have the same time slot blocked out from week to week, so the availability of new appointments will be dependent on that. Unfortunately, I cannot offer evening or weekend times.

Forms for New Clients

 
Informed Consent
Notice of Privacy Practices
New Client Information Form
Problem Checklist
 

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

I provide psychological testing for learning disabilities, ADHD, and cognitive functioning for adults. All individuals undergoing testing will receive a psychological report at the end of the process. This testing is appropriate for individuals seeking a clear diagnosis, school accommodations, or testing accommodations.

Types of Evaluations Offered

ADHD Evaluation

This assessment includes a clinical interview (1.5 hrs), an assessment of cognitive function (3 hrs), a variety of measures to fill out at home, and a feedback session with a psychological report (1 hr).

Learning Disability Evaluation

This assessment includes a clinical interview (1.5 hrs), an assessment of cognitive function (3 hrs), an assessment of academic achievement (3 hrs), a variety of measures to fill out at home, and a feedback session with a psychological report (1 hr).

Combined ADHD/Learning Disability Evaluation

This assessment includes a clinical interview (1.5 hrs), an assessment of cognitive function (3 hrs), an assessment of academic achievement (3 hrs), a variety of measures to fill out at home, and a feedback session with a psychological report (1 hr).

General Psychological Evaluation

This assessment includes a clinical interview (1.5 hrs), a clinical assessment (1 hr, possibly more depending on needs), and a feedback session with a psychological report (1 hr).

New Client Forms

Informed Consent
Notice of Privacy Practices
New Client Information Form
Problem Checklist
 

CAREER ASSESSMENT

It's easy to feel lost and overwhelmed when considering a career to pursue. I offer career assessment and counseling for high schoolers and adults thinking about a future career or college major and adults who are looking at changing to a different career. My services focus on career exploration--I do not provide employment placement or resume review.

As part of your career assessment, I will evaluate your career interests, skills, values, and personality. Additionally, I will help you to navigate common concerns that act as roadblocks to finding a profession that you love. I also review skills for getting the job that you want, and tools for lifelong vocational self-assessment.

Assessment Process

I start with a Career Intake (50 mins) to get an understanding of your vocational goals and background. As part of this appointment, I may also administer a brief measure of your values. Next, you will complete a range of tests that asses your vocational interests, skills, and personality. Finally, I will provide you with a career report and feedback session (1.5 hrs). This report will include some helpful materials for continuing career exploration. Some people find it helpful to utilize individual career counseling sessions to address other career-related concerns.

FAQ

Is there a set price for career assessment?

No, there is no set price. We select assessments during the career intake based upon my recommendations for your career goals and your personal budget.

I would like to get career assessment for my high school-aged teenager. What can I expect?

Thank you for taking interest in your child's future! Career assessment can be a valuable experience for high school students who are thinking about their future career and college major. Some high school vocational tests administered in school can be sadly lacking. With my career assessment, you are guaranteed the use of helpful, valid, and rigorous vocational tests interpreted by an experienced professional.

The career assessment is appropriate for juniors and seniors in high school. The career intake session is 1 on 1 with myself and your child. At the end of the intake session, parents or caregivers are invited into the session to agree upon the next steps and ask any questions.

Your child will then complete a series of computer-based and/or paper-based assessments. Please allow your child to complete these assessment without assistance, which may invalidate the tests.

What is included in the career report and guide?

The career report includes the results of all the vocational assessments that you completed, a summary of your results, and additional helpful information for your continued vocational self-assessment, and tools and techniques for finding a career that suits your needs. These materials are presented to you with full color pages in a small binder. Each report is unique to each individual, and I pride myself on customizing your report to your needs.

New Client Forms

Informed Consent
Notice of Privacy Practices
New Client Information Form