Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Child or Adolescent
Trauma and PTSD
Please arrive 10 minutes early in order to complete intake paperwork. At our first meeting we will assess your current strengths, abilities, needs, and concerns. If I am not the most appropriate person to help you or if you need a different level of help than individual counseling we will discuss other options that meet your needs.
Length of Sessions:
I have two options for length of sessions, a standard 50-minute session and an extended 80-minute session.
Sessions are usually held once or twice a week, based on your treatment needs and scheduling availability. In order to both organize my practice and guarantee clients regular times, I schedule a weekly (or biweekly) time slot for a client. The majority of clients attend counseling once per week. In most cases, my recommendation is usually to attend at least once per week in order to maintain continuity.
Use of Diagnosis and Insurance
If your health insurance does reimburse you, most will require a diagnosis of a mental-health condition. Some conditions for which people seek counseling do not qualify for reimbursement. If a qualifying diagnosis is appropriate in your case, I will inform you of the diagnosis and discuss it with you before I issue a receipt for you to give to the health insurance company. Any diagnosis made will become part of your permanent insurance records.
Hours of Service
Monday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
I am always accepting new clients and can usually provide an appointment within the week.
Phone and Videoconferencing:
For those outside the area, videoconferencing and cell phones make it possible to get the support and guidance you need, at a time and place that is convenience to you.