Q. What is a typical session like?
A. While there is no typical session, I combine elements of traditional talk therapy with body-centered and Gestalt approaches, Ericksonian hypnosis, and Compassion-Focused Therapy. Our work together will be informed by yogic/advaita vedanta philosophy, somatic therapy, and interpersonal neurobiology. We follow the energy of the moment, with the goal of enhancing awareness of behavioral patterns that no longer serve, and increasing wholeness, resilience, and integration. I am committed to social justice and an anti-colonialist world view.
Q. Do you accept insurance?
A. Yes, I am a Cigna and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield provider. If you have another insurance carrier, you can contact them about out-of-network benefits. If you do not have insurance, I offer a sliding scale for those experiencing financial hardship.
Q. How long will this take?
A. Sessions are ideally 45 minutes, but I also offer 30-minute sessions at a lower rate.
Q. No, I mean how long will it take to fix me?
A. There's nothing to fix--you are whole and well already, and doing the best you can. But getting to a place where you can recognize that, and address your unfinished business, may be an adventure measured in depth, not duration.
Q. What kinds of problems do you work with?
A. Anxiety, panic, depression, PTSD, sexual abuse, grief, OCD, self-esteem issues, career dissatisfaction, phobias, creative and spiritual issues, garden variety neuroses, activist burnout, political fatigue, diagnoses of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and the after-effects of growing up with one of more family members with mental health issues or addictions. I work primarily with adults, but can refer you to a good child or family therapist if you're seeking one.
Q. What is your background?
A. See bio