My staff provides a free, 15-minute consultation to every person who calls our office. Then, if we believe we can help, we will set up a 45-minute evaluation. This evaluation, conducted by a member of my team, provides me with important details about how you, as an individual, function in relationships and process emotions. It also provides important information related to the problems that brought you in. This is more than a diagnosis. Our evaluation identifies the root cause of your problems, which will be explained to you. From there, we will make a plan together on how to proceed.
New patients often come to my office unsure of what to expect from the therapy experience. Hollywood depicts therapy sessions where the patient does all the talking and the therapist sits silently with a notebook in hand. Contrary to that image, my therapy discussions are very interactive. I am committed to making our time together as productive as possible and I believe that being an active, engaged therapist is an effective way to do that.
Occasionally, a problem is best solved by someone other than me. If that happens, I will refer you to a trusted colleague.