Before Your Appointment
For individual counseling I charge $80 for a 60-minute session.
I accept cash and checks. I ask that we take care of payment and scheduling at the beginning of the session, to leave the time at the end for integrating the work that you do during the hour.
I do not accept insurance at this time.
I offer a limited number of reduced-rate sessions as a community service for those facing financial hardships.
What to bring to your first appointment
Frequency of sessions
I usually see people once a week.
What to expect at a session
Each session is unique, and arises organically out of your own life, but they usually involve some combination of talking about your concerns, exploring new ways of being, and mindful reflection. I often bring awareness to the body and unconscious parts of your experience through visualizations, exploring your own imagery, or mindful experiments. I may also use tools such as the Enneagram to help you to see patterns in your behavior and have more choice about your actions. At all times I create your sessions in cooperation with you and your intentions.
A note about what happens between sessions
I believe that what happens between sessions is one of the most important parts of the work. After all, 99.9% of your time is spent not being in counseling. This doesn't mean you have to be working on your issues 24/7. Like pears on a pear tree, some things just need the time and space to ripen. Other things can be helped along by your awareness and intention, and I often suggest things for you to try on your own outside my office. Some examples include: exercises in mindful awareness, exploration of topics through writing, book suggestions, or experiments with new behaviors with the people in your life. My goal is to give you the tools you need to do the work you want to do.