Scheduling Your Appointment
Sessions are by appointment only, and may be made via telephone or email. Scheduling is done directly by me to ensure your complete confidentiality.
To schedule your initial consultation, please plan to spend about 10-15 minutes on the telephone with me to discuss your concerns and provide some preliminary information. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Initial consultations can usually be scheduled within a week of your request. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled at the conclusion of each session.
Once your appointment has been confirmed, your time slot is reserved for you. Any cancellations or requests for rescheduling must be made with at least 24 hours notice. You will be charged in full for no-shows or late cancellations.
Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
These hours reflect my strong belief that good mental health stems largely from life balance. With the many demands of school and workplace nowadays, I strongly encourage my clients to be involved in extracurricular activities or hobbies, and to enjoy leisure time with friends and family during after-school and evening hours. I am proud to have a family-friendly practice, which supports family togetherness and fewer obligations at the end of a long day.
If you are concerned about your ability to come for sessions in person during these hours, please ask me about the possibility of telephone or video (Skype, FaceTime) sessions.
Communication with Schools
At your request, I will gladly establish contact with your child's school to communicate your child's treatment plan and therapy schedule, and facilitate a plan to ensure that he or she is given every opportunity to make up missed work and have his or her classroom needs met. Schools are typically quite understanding of and sensitive to their students' mental health needs, and will do their best to support your child's therapy. Productive collaboration between your child's school and therapist can increase your child's success significantly.
I share positive professional relationships with many school guidance counselors, mental health workers, crisis counselors, and emotional support teachers. Your child's school is likely among them, making communication simple and effective.
Any communication between a therapist and outside parties must be approved by the client and family and is otherwise prohibited by law. Contact will only be initiated with your permission.