Please see my video for more information. The real answer is it depends on what you really want to focus on in therapy. I have seen couple's and individuals for as brief as a few months to as long as several years. Another way to think about it is do you want to address the symptoms of the problem or really dig it out by the roots? My approach either way is to focus on both the solutions as well as the underlying core issues.
Although I do specialize in couple's therapy, I also see individuals for personal counseling. I particularly enjoy helping men improve their emotional intelligence in regards to relationships, friendships, and career.
Do you offer tele-therapy or video therapy as an option? If so, how do I pay you?
Yes, I do work with clients both over the phone and computer. In our busy lives and ever-increasing traffic issues, tele-therapy provides a convenient and effective way to meet. If we decide to utilize video, I only use HIPAA-compliant video conferencing.
Payments for tele-therapy are handled via my PayPal portal on my website. Either a PayPal account or credit cards are acceptable forms of payment.
If I am seeing another therapist, do you collaborate with them if I am seeing you for couple's counseling?
Yes and the same goes if you are seeing me for individual work while seeing a couple's therapist. Collaboration is based on you giving each therapist written permission to discuss your case - without it, confidentiality and privacy trumps collaboration.
Is there homework or do we just talk each session?
I see therapy as no different than any other skillset - you must practice in order to improve. Practicing therapy does not mean merely talking to someone an hour a week, so, yes, you can expect assignments and other forms of practice between sessions.