What to Expect

Couple talking on dockStarting therapy can provoke feelings of anxiousness in most people. During the first session, I work very hard to help my clients feel comfortable by being relaxed, authentic, and down to earth. There is very little paper work, and then we will begin to get to know each other so that you may feel comfortable and safe to continue. Through getting to know you, I may ask several questions that will help me understand why you are here in therapy and what you would like to accomplish. We can then develop goals together. Part of the process includes gathering your history of formative experiences in your life and gathering insight into your worldview so that I may develop a framework for working with you. I realize that the therapeutic relationship holds much of the weight of the change process.


  1. Do you offer individual counseling?
    Yes, even though I am a Marriage & Family Therapist, I meet mostly with individuals for a variety of reasons and I seek to understand them from a family systems perspective.

  2. Do you accept Mass Health, Medicare, or Medicaid?
    No, I don’t take Mass Health, Medicare, or Medicaid.

  3. Do you treat children and adolescence?
    No. I treat clients 18 and older.

  4. Do you offer evening or weekend appointments?
    I do offer a few evening appointments on Monday and Tuesday evenings, but these tend to book up fast and may have a waiting list. I am in the office Mondays through Fridays and have several openings during the day. I do not offer Saturday or Sunday appointments.

  5. Do you offer a sliding scale?
    Yes, sliding scale arrangements can be made on an individual basis.
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