Atlanta Based Therapy and Consultation
I fell in love with Atlanta more than 35 years ago when I went to Emory University to complete my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I have maintained active connections to the psychology community, and I am excited to offer my services to greater Atlanta and all of Georgia through my video-based psychotherapy and consultation practice. The thrust of the practice is on helping adolescents and adults address their personal challenges in route to living a more fulfilling life.
I am a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist, and I am Board Certified in Telemental Health. For the past five years I have specialized in video-based psychotherapy. I utilize a state-of-the-art patient portal that combines secure HIPAA compliant messaging, video, and electronic health record (EHR) that is ONC-Certified. I have used this platform for years and have been way ahead of the curve for mental health professionals on utilizing an EHR as well as providing video based telemental health services.
I provide psychotherapy and consultation services to adolescents, and adults. I also provide supervision and treatment services for other professionals. I primarily treat anxiety, mood, stress, and interpersonal problems. Issues related to anxiety, depression, work-life balance, career burnout, role transitions and stuck relationships are common reasons for initiating therapy. As a psychologist, I will work with you to help you meet the challenges that you face. We will work together to help you to learn better coping skills, solve problems, and address issues related to how you think, feel, behave and relate to yourself and others. The therapy process can help you gain clarity about your relationships, change negative interaction cycles, and put into motion new approaches to address old maladaptive habits.
Rather than adopting a “one size fits all” model, my approach is designed to be flexible and responsive to your changing needs. The therapy process is active both on your part and mine. Research on effective clinical practices and my 35+ years of clinical experience will help us decide together what may be helpful to you. Within our relational context I utilize a variety of interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, emotion focused and other transdiagnostic and evidence-based approaches and treatments. Our relationship puts into motion the common factors of instilling hope, creating an expectation that change is possible, providing opportunity for corrective emotional experiences, and both encouraging and facilitating in session focus and practice of new learning.
I strive to create a safe space for my patients to connect emotionally to themselves and to me, fostering a secure attachment, and allowing for safety in taking steps towards meeting their unique challenges. Regardless of the presenting problems, we collaboratively assess, monitor and adjust treatment in a patient directed outcome informed manner. Together we will explore your personal strengths and find solutions that resonate with you. Reach out to me, I’m here to help.
The Cost of Therapy
As a licensed psychologist in Georgia, most major insurances are mandated to cover services provided in the office. Many but not all insurance plans cover Telemental Health Video Visits. I am not on any insurance panels. I am an out of network provider.
Fees are based on a charge of $280/hr. Sample fees for services are listed below:
Initial Consultation: 60 Minutes $280.00
Individual Therapy: 60 Minutes $280.00
Individual Therapy: 45 Minutes $210.00
Couples/Family Therapy 60 Minutes $280.00
Couples/Family Therapy 45 Minutes $210.00
I have a limited number of sliding scale slots for people in need of a reduced fee.
I am willing to submit the insurance for you electronically. Please see the section on Fees & Insurance coverage in choosing whether or not to use insurance to pay for psychotherapy services.
Fees are due at the time of the session. I accept credit/debit cards, HSA cards. Checks or cash payment is also accepted for in office visits.
Setting Up A Therapy Appointment
For information on what a first appointment entails and how to set it up please see that section on the about my practice page
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