“Let yourself be in the emotion, go through it, give into it, experience it. You begin to go toward the emotion, rather than just experiencing the emotion coming toward you. A relationship, a dance begins to develop. Then the most powerful energies become absolutely workable rather than taking you over, because there is nothing to take you over if you are not putting up any resistance . . . the music and the dance take place at the same time. This is the lion’s roar.”
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Timing: Online therapy sessions are 60 minutes long. I am aware that psyche does not always conform to one-hour slots. Some people find they work best in 90-minute sessions.
Scheduling & Cancellations: We’ll work together to determine a regular weekly meeting time. Please give 24 hours notice if you need to cancel an appointment. No-shows need to pay for the session in full.
Fees and Payment: Sessions are $140 per hour, due at the end of each session. I also have a limited sliding scale for clients in financial need. Payment is by Venmo or Paypal. At your request, I can provide an end-of-year invoice for tax purposes.
Insurance: I don’t bill insurance directly, but I can provide a Health Insurance Claim Form for you to send in to your company for reimbursement. Check that you have mental health benefits that cover treatment by an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). A mental health diagnosis is required for the form; I will speak with you about this.
Emergencies: I check my voice mail daily except for weekends and vacations, and will return your call as soon as possible. If you have a busy schedule, be sure to mention some good times to reach you! Let me know if you feel a need to stay in closer contact than this, and we can discuss further options.
E-mail Contact: Feel free to e-mail me with brief check-ins, simple queries, or just to stay in touch if we’re not actively working together.
Homework: Often I will suggest some kind of assignment—a specific meditation or self-observation, or perhaps some reading—for you to pursue in the time between sessions. Very often it will be simply just noticing the feelings or sensations that arise when a particular pattern is activated. Bring in your experiences the following week, and we’ll take it from there.