Getting Started The relationship between a client and their therapist is a key component of therapy. When considering beginning counseling, it is important that you find a therapist that you feel comfortable with. I encourage you to contact me at 978-921-1088 if you would like to discuss potentially beginning therapy. I will make every effort to return your call as soon as possible on the days that I am in the office (as stated in my voice mail message).
During the initial phone consultation (usually about 10-15 minutes) we can briefly discuss your current concerns and hopes, as well as my style and approach to therapy. I am also glad to discuss questions about scheduling, insurance/payment, and directions.
First Appointment If our phone conversation indicates that we both feel I can be helpful to you, we will schedule a first session which will be in-person, in my office for 50 minutes. This session will provide us both with more information about your concerns and goals, and about whether it would be helpful to schedule future sessions. If, after this meeting, you or I feel for any reason that we should not continue to work together, I will offer you referrals to connect with another therapist who may be a better fit.
Insurance and Payment Information I am an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts (commercial plans), Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, United Behavioral Health/Optum, BMC Healthnet, Fallon, GIC, and Neighborhood Health Plan. (If you have NHP, Fallon, or BMC through Medicaid/MassHealth, please note that I am only able to accept the Medicaid/MassHealth version of these plans for clients over 21. I am also unable to accept all Tufts Public Plans.) Please call the Mental Health/Behavioral Health number on your health insurance card to double check and get confirmation that I am an in-network provider for your particular insurance company before we meet. I am able to accept cash, check, debit/credit and Health Savings Acct/Flex Spending Acct cards for the payment of your copay or deductible, as well as if you prefer to pay out-of-pocket rather than use your insurance.
After we have set up our initial session, please proceed to myFORMS page to print out and complete the registration paperwork and bring it to our first appointment.