Frequently Asked Questions about Counseling
What kind of therapy do you do?
I am a psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapist which means that the work I do strives to help you know yourself deeply so as to give you the opportunity to have real agency in creating the life you want to live. You will learn to start noticing your own patterns and behaviors, and will grow the capacity to engage in your life in a way that is conscious and intentional, rather than driven by some unknown, unhelpful (and often untrue) message you internalized years ago. My goal is to help you to develop a way of thinking and operating in the world that really takes into consideration all parts of you, all of your varied layers, and to teach you how to make the lasting changes necessary to live a conscious, engaged, fulfilled life. No band-aid, quick-fixes here...this is real, deep-dive, know-the-good-and-the-bad-and-everything-in-between-of-your-true-self kind of work.
Where are you located?
My office is in Louisville, Colorado (Boulder County) just off the U.S. Highway 36 corridor midway between Denver and Boulder.
Do you take insurance?
I am considered an out-of-network provider for insurance companies. I am happy to provide you with a monthly receipt called a “Superbill” so you can seek reimbursement directly from your insurance provider.
How long is a session?
I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation. Our initial in-person session will be 60-minutes and ongoing sessions thereafter are 45-minutes each.
How often will I come in to see you?
Many people come for sessions once per week. In some circumstances, I meet with people twice or three times per week. We will talk about what frequency works best for your specific circumstances.
How long will this take?
Great question! While many therapists (and infomercials) promise rapid results in as little as 6-weeks time, I am not interested in offering you a false magic wand. While finally having a safe space to express and process everything you’re experiencing may help you to feel somewhat better pretty quickly, the process of deeply knowing your true self and the patterns that deter you from really engaging in your life in the ways you long for takes time. It takes time for us to get to know each other, to build a relationship, to build trust, to peel back the layers (gently, but in a way that challenges you to take the risks necessary to grow), and to develop and implement strategies for lasting change. That said, we can work together for as long as you experience our time together as a space for continued growth. Part of our work will be to talk about what that will mean for you.
Who do you help?
I help dynamic, intelligent, driven women who are struggling to translate their academic or career success into relationship or personal life success, whether in dating, marriage, motherhood, life transition, or just overall day-to-day happiness.