Frequently asked questions
01 - What should I bring to my first session?
Any questions you might have and whatever feelings you are having at that moment. Keep in mind what brought you to therapy and what you want to get out of it.
Also make sure to bring your insurance card (if applicable). Review through the checklist of what to do before your first session here.
02 - How long do sessions last?
Individual and couple sessions range between 45 to 55 minutes. See session types & rates here.
03 - Is the information I share during my therapy session safe?
04 - How long will I have to be in therapy?
This totally depends of the client and what is troubling him/her. Sometimes quick relief can be found after a few sessions but long lasting change usually takes more practice and support.
05 - What are your session fees and payment policy?
At this time balance psychotherapy accepts BCBS PPO and Cigna. Payments and co-pays are due at the time that services are provided. Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.
My rate per session ranges from 150.00 to 200.00 depending on the length and type (evaluation vs. follow-up meetings).
Please view more info about payments & cancellations here.
06 - What should I expect to happen in a therapy session?
You can expect to enter a non-judgement, safe zone where we can openly discuss whatever feelings or thoughts are on your mind at the moment or work on standing issues you want to resolve. Depending on the circumstance, I may have you go through certain exercises like deep breathing, effective communication & grounding techniques and practicing mindfulness.
07 - Is there homework in therapy?
I believe that continuation of change happens outside of my 4 walls. Therefore, I may assign homework; especially to those seeking family therapy. However, at the end of the day it is YOUR choice if you want to put in practice what we do in therapy.