our approach

Our psychologists are skilled clinicians with expertise in integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with other effective therapies, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy-informed treatment, Feminist Theory, Interpersonal Process Therapy, Multicultural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapies, and Peak Performance Skills. We believe that promoting a strong therapeutic relationship with our clients helps us accurately assess their strengths, needs, and therapy goals. We work alongside our clients to create an effective and efficient plan to reach those goals. We use the most up-to-date and valid assessment tools to monitor progress and maximize effectiveness.

WHAT WE TREAT

services

We offer free 15-minute phone consultations for those interested in seeking services. A phone consultation is an effective way to explore if our services and psychologists fit your needs. During this call, our psychologists welcome your initial questions and briefly assess your general medical, social, and psychological background. They will also explain our services and fee structure.

The initial intake assessment session is the first in-person step in the counseling process. Intake sessions are typically 90-minutes long and provide you with an opportunity to meet your psychologist, share your concerns and goals for therapy, and participate in a thorough diagnostic interview and psychological evaluation. Our goal is for you to gain an understanding of our approach to therapy and to collaborate with us on determining your best course of action. If at the end of the intake assessment process we agree to work together, we will begin ongoing treatment. We can also provide you with referrals for additional healthcare services.

The process for scheduling the initial intake sessions with couples is slightly different than individual counseling. For couples, our clinicians recommend scheduling several in-office sessions as follows:

  1. First, a 90-minute initial intake session with the couple
  2. Second, a 45-minute individual session with each partner
  3. Lastly, a 90-minute session with the couple

During these sessions, you will have an opportunity to meet your psychologist, share your concerns and goals for therapy, and participate in a thorough diagnostic interview and psychological evaluation. Our goal is for you to gain an understanding of our approach to therapy and to collaborate with us on your best course of action. If at the end of the intake assessment process we agree to work together, we will begin on going treatment. We can also provide you with referrals for additional healthcare services.

Individual counseling sessions can be scheduled after you have completed your initial Individual Intake Assessment. We offer several options for individual counseling. Traditional counseling sessions typically last 45 minutes. Some clients prefer 45-minute sessions once a week. Many clients prefer to schedule intensive back-to-back sessions. Please see the Intensive Psychotherapy section below for detailed information about intensive psychotherapy. We offer the following counseling session options for individuals:

  • 1 Session – 45 minutes of therapy
  • 2 Session Intensive – 90 minutes of therapy
  • 3 Session Intensive – 135 minutes of therapy
  • 4 Session Intensive – 180 minutes of therapy

Couples counseling sessions can be scheduled after you have completed your initial Couples Intake Assessment. We offer several options for couples counseling. Traditional counseling sessions typically last 45 minutes. Some couples prefer 45-minute sessions once a week. Others prefer to schedule intensive back-to-back sessions. Please see the Intensive Psychotherapy section below for detailed information about intensive psychotherapy. We offer the following counseling session options for couples:

  • 1 Session – 45 minutes of therapy
  • 2 Session Intensive – 90 minutes of therapy
  • 3 Session Intensive – 135 minutes of therapy
  • 4 Session Intensive – 180 minutes of therapy

The intensive therapy format differs from traditional 45-minute weekly sessions in several important ways. For some clients, attending weekly 45-minute sessions can be difficult due to work schedules or travel distances. Our psychologists offer an alternative model of therapy that can maximize treatment in a shorter period of time. Intensive therapy provides more frequent concentrated doses of therapy by combining multiple sessions in a back-to-back format. A number of emerging studies have found brief intensive CBT (I-CBT) to be as effective as traditional weekly session formats.

Clients who may benefit from intensive therapy include:

  • Those lacking access to therapists who provide intensive therapy.
  • Those who prefer to work and learn skills more rapidly than a weekly pace.
  • Those that lack sufficient time to work in a traditional format.
  • Individuals suffering from mild to debilitating panic, anxiety, or depression and desire psychologist-assisted cognitive behavioral therapy.

Intensive therapy is generally arranged under the following guidelines:

  • It is scheduled following an initial intake session, thorough assessment, and understanding of the client’s therapeutic goals.
  • There is no set duration for intensive therapy, and the format is unique based on each individual client’s needs and preferences. Intensive therapy schedules typically range from two to 20 hours per week.
  • It consists of ongoing collaboration between the client and psychologist.
  • Client scores for therapy outcome measures are assessed before and after each session.

Our psychologists have experience and expertise in conducting intensive therapy. While intensive therapy isn’t appropriate in every case, we can help you determine if it’s right for you. If you are interested in learning more about intensive therapy, please feel free to contact one of our psychologists for a consultation.

Our clinical team offers single or ongoing consultations to organizations seeking psychological expertise in the areas of psychological well-being, stress management, individual and team performance enhancement, team building, and motivation enhancement.

Mental skills training for sport and performance enhancement can differ from traditional counseling and psychotherapy depending on the needs of the client. Mental skills for sport and performance enhancement generally fall within the field of applied sport and exercise psychology. Our psychologists help individuals and teams develop skills that have been shown to be related to performance consistency, enhancement, and enjoyment (i.e., imagery, breathwork, goal setting, motivation, routines, concentration, relaxation). Specialized training in the field of applied sport and exercise psychology is a unique and hard-to-find skill set that we are excited to offer.

Occasionally, our clients find it beneficial to meet with their psychologist but are unable to attend an in-person session. We offer confidential HIPAA compliant video conference and / or telephone sessions, also known as telepsychology. In addition to being highly convenient, telepsychology has been found to produce roughly equivalent clinical outcomes as traditional in-person treatments. If you are interested in learning more about our telepsychology sessions, please feel free to contact one of our psychologists for a consultation.

We do not currently contract with insurance companies and are considered out-of-network providers. Our fees are commensurate with other clinics and professionals who have similar training, education, and experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and evidence-based therapies in this area. Please contact us for more details.

Save on Health Care:
There are several ways to save on health care:

  1. File a reimbursement claim. For clientss choosing to use insurance, we encourage you to contact your health insurance providers to inquire about reimbursement for out-of-network mental health services. We are happy to submit a reimbursement claim form to your insurance provider on your behalf or provide you with a sales receipt to submit to your insurance company for some form of direct reimbursement.
  2. Use a health savings account (HSA) or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).  Some companies offer a tax-deferred HSA and/or FSA. Choosing an HSA gives you the benefit of rolling over unused money to the next year for health care.
  3. Use your Retirement Health Savings (RHS) account. Some retirement accounts have a certain amount that you can use for health care tax-free.
  4. File a tax deduction. If you are a mental health provider, our services may be considered tax deductible.

The following forms of payment are accepted before or at the time of appointment: 
Check, Cash, PayPal, Credit Card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express), or FSA or HSA card.

We have a limited number of after-hour appointments available (i.e., after 5:00pm, weekends, national holidays). Outside of business hours fees will be applied. Please contact us to check on availability and schedule an appointment(s).

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