Services & Fees
Online Psychological Assessment
Before beginning psychotherapy, new clients engage in a diagnostic interview. Diagnostic interviews allow us both to pinpoint what issues you are struggling with. Knowing what the issues are will inform the treatment approach we use together.
Clients are asked about their psychiatric, medical and family histories. The assessment also includes general and disease-specific self-report forms. In some cases, more complex neuropsychological tests may be given.
On average, psychological assessments range from 60 to 75 minutes.
With your written permission, I will reach out to important members of your care team (for example, Primary Care Provider, Oncologist). This allows the professionals who are caring for you to all be on "the same page" regarding your emotional and behavioral well-being. This is especially helpful in situations where you are receiving specialized medical care for conditions such as cancer. For example, anxiety is a common occurrence amongst patients with cancer; your oncologist will often wish to know how psychotherapy treatment is progressing.
Online Individual Therapy
I specialize in a form of psychotherapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that has been shown by research to be effective for a wide range of clinical issues. Instead of focusing solely on reducing clinical symptoms, ACT helps us to reduce our struggle with our symptoms, refocus our attention on the present moment, and pursue a richer, value-driven life.
That being said, sometimes ACT is not the best fit for a client. If that is the case, we will discuss treatment alternatives including more traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The keyword in these instances is flexibility.
As a health psychologist, I have additional tools to help you navigate life's roughest waters. These tools include Motivational Interviewing/Motivational Enhancement, Mindfulness-based Therapies, Emotion Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and various Behavioral Medicine techniques that address issues like fatigue, pain, sleep, and weight. From the very beginning of our work together, we will discuss what the treatment plan will be and the steps to get there and this often includes incorporating aspects of different approaches or therapies.
Our work will be collaborative from the very beginning. New clients will be provided with a consent form that outlines what to expect from treatment. We will set your treatment goals together and measure our success, as a team. Tasks or "homework" outside of the psychotherapy sessions is assigned in order to maximize your treatment gains and help you to progress in a timely manner.
Psychotherapy sessions can range from 30 to 60 minutes. Generally, most sessions are 45 minutes long. The length of the session is determined collaboratively, meaning that you and I discuss what length would be most helpful.
Online Group Therapy
Group therapy involves a psychologist who leads a group of roughly five to 15 clients. Typically, group sessions meet for an hour and address targeted issues such as parenting, caregiver stress, or cancer survivorship. Group members receive feedback and support from one another in a confidential atmosphere.
And yet, group therapy provides more than support. I will teach group members proven strategies for managing specific problems. My expert guidance will help all members to get the greater benefit from the group.
Online Psychological Assessment: $220
Online Individual Psychotherapy
60 min session: $160
45 min session: $140
30 min session $120
Online Group Therapy: TBD