1. IF I PARTICIPATE IN DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT), HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?
As a committed participant in DBT, you will rather instantly notice a newly acquired sense of insight and an ability to observe and recognize patterns in your life. However, it is through the continued practice of learned skills that you can change your brain physiology and behavior. For truly lasting effects, this part of the process takes about 6 months to a year.
2. CAN I FAIL AT DBT?
If you are committed to practicing the skills acquired through therapy sessions, you will not fail at DBT. Results from 9 clinical trials provide solid evidence that DBT is effective.
3. CAN I ATTEND THERAPY JUST EVERY OTHER WEEK?
If you are seeking just supportive therapy, I am probably not the best-fit therapist for you. It takes a sound commitment to change your life and I require that clients who are ready for this journey meet with me once per week to maximize the effectiveness of DBT.
4. DO YOU OFFER FAMILY THERAPY?
While I do not offer general family therapy, there are times when treating an individual's issues can greatly benefit from meeting with their family in a group setting. This helps to ensure that behaviors targeted for change in the individual are not reinforced by their family environment. In this way, bringing in the family supports the effectiveness of the individual's treatment.
5. WHAT ARE THE TYPICAL FEES FOR YOUR SERVICES?
Individual Psychotherapy Session - 50-60min: $195 Diagnostic Evaluation - 1.5-2hrs: $275 Adult Group Session - Fridays, 1-3pm: $100 Teen Group Session - Saturdays, 10-11:15am (beginning again after Labor Day): $100
6. DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
While I do not accept insurance, I do provide Superbills to clients for filing out-of-network claims.
7. DO YOU OFFER A SLIDING SCALE FOR FEES?
Yes. Please reach out to me to discuss this.
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