Do I have to be a Buddhist or have meditation experience to begin?
You do not need to be a Buddhist or have meditation experience to gain the benefits of this type of psychotherapy. I enjoy working with people with little or no experience that are open to learning something new. Nor do I have any interest in “converting” you to become a Buddhist once you begin. It is my belief, backed by current scientific research, that people from any religion or spiritual background will benefit psychologically from these practices. That being said, it is ultimately up to you to decide if practicing meditation or the other practices offered interferes with your religious beliefs.
What happens during a 1-hour psychotherapy session with you?
During a 1-hour session the first 5 minutes begins with a brief meditation to focus the mind, this is followed by 50 minutes of psychotherapy where we will discuss and explore your concerns together within a Buddhist and cognitive behavioral framework. The final 5 minutes is spent in guided meditation or practicing a specific exercise as a way of closing your therapy session and transitioning back to your daily life.
What are your hours?
I am typically available for office appointments on Monday – Wednesday 9 AM to 8 PM; Thursday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM; Saturday 9 AM – 12 Noon. Closed Sunday. 1-hour appointments begin on the hour.
What is the cost of psychotherapy?
The initial in-person evaluation is free of charge. Subsequent psychotherapy sessions are $180 per session. Sliding scale available.
Do you accept insurance?
At this time I do not bill insurance directly. I will provide an electronic invoice upon request that you can use for insurance reimbursement purposes. I accept cash, check, or major credit cards.
Do you take couples, children, or adolescents?
Sorry, at this time I only work with individual adults.