Stepping into a therapist's office for the first time can be daunting. This page offers some insight into what you can expect during our first session together as well as practical information about time, cost and new client forms you can download and complete prior to your first appointment.

For Couples

The first time I meet with you and your partner the session will last 2 ½ hours in order to properly assess what's truly happening in the relationship. To give you an idea what you can expect, your session will include: talking with your partner while I observe and comment, interviews to identify attachment styles, learning and practicing effective communication techniques and exercises to help you feel safe and secure with your partner. We'll also discuss how often we should meet based on the crisis level in your relationship and I'll explain how I'll assist you in steering your relationships to a better place.

For Individuals

Our first session together is a time for us to get to know one another, discuss your immediate concerns and determine the best course of therapy for your particular needs. Our sessions will typically last 50 minutes once a week, but may vary based on your unique circumstances.

I've designed my office to facilitate growth and change through a peaceful atmosphere that is healthy, flexible, open and bright. My goal is for you to feel welcome, at ease and valued in a space supportive to the work you come to do.

My fee is $200 per 50-minute hour; longer sessions are prorated at the same rate. Payment is due at the time of service. I accept checks, cash, Visa and MasterCard.