What is coming to therapy like?
Because every therapist is different and every client has unique issues and goals, there is no universal description of what therapy is like. However, in general, you can anticipate discussing what is going on in your life, what is on your mind, the presenting problem and both short term and long term goals. I will invite you to speak openly and will take it at your own pace. Of course, the information spoken about is kept in confidentiality. Depending on your needs, therapy can be short term or run for longer periods of time. Either way, I usually recommend that clients come weekly but that can be flexible as well.
I take an active role in the therapy process and want my clients to understand that progress will be made if they do as well. I often give clients homework or something specific to work on for that week so that they can implement what is discussed in the session. In the next session I would ask them to share in their progress and talk about any areas that they got stuck or got off track. No matter what we are discussing, the therapeutic environment is one where you will not be judged or criticized and we will work to find solutions to the challenges you are facing.
I have seen a general therapist for my sexual issues and it didn’t help. How is coming to a sex therapist different?
Most training for therapists includes very minimal training in human sexuality. If you have seen a general therapist for sexual problems, they may have not felt comfortable discussing sexuality to the same extent or were not qualified to help with that issue.
My certification as a sex therapist is something that differentiates my practice from other therapists. Becoming a sex therapist is a highly credentialed process that takes several years of continuing education classes, training, supervision and approval by members of The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Throughout our work together in sex therapy, I encourage your feedback and will alter the treatment based on your needs, goals and comfort levels.
What is your fee and do you take insurance?
Payment is expected at the time of the session in the form of check, cash or Chase QuickPay. I do not take insurance but I can provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for out of network reimbursement.
What are your hours?
I have offices in both Brooklyn and Queens. I book clients by private appointment only. Please call or email me to ask about scheduling availability.
How do I go about setting up an appointment?
Please call me for a complimentary phone consultation where we can briefly discuss your situation so I can try and assess whether I am the person that can help or refer you to the right place. You can feel free to ask any questions in regard to how I work or anything else about the therapy. Once we confirm going forward, we will schedule a time to meet and I will email you all of the information needed before the first appointment.