According to the research, therapy cannot be as effective if you start with biweekly sessions. Biweekly sessions usually occur after 6 months of therapy and a reassessment of your treatment plan to determine your progress towards your goals.

When discussing success rates in couples therapy, it’s important to understand that every situation is unique, and success is measured differently for each couple. I cannot provide a specific success rate, but I can emphasize that my goal is to create a constructive environment where couples can openly communicate, work through challenges, and develop healthier relationship dynamics. Typically, I recommend that couples and families dedicate 3-6 months of weekly sessions to start seeing positive changes.

The best thing you can do to prepare for our sessions is to REFLECT and FOLLOW THROUGH. Before our sessions, take time out to think about what you would like to discuss and any specific issues that have weighed on you. It’s important to be open and honest during our session. This is your safe place to express yourself freely. Also, feel free to jot down notes and key points during the session so you can look back on it when you need to. Most important is the follow-through. Therapy cannot work if you don’t. Be willing to do the work outside of our sessions together.

Presently all sessions are online. For those dealing with health challenges or caregiving responsibilities, or for busy couples and families, commuting to an office can be an added burden, especially with recent gas prices. That’s why our virtual therapy services offer convenience right from the privacy and comfort of your own home. You can access the support you need without the stress of travel.

Whether you’re new to therapy or returning on your journey, rest assured that you’ll find a comfortable and safe space in my virtual office to discuss your concerns. We’ll go over the necessary paperwork, including consent forms, privacy policies, and intake assessments, as well as delve into your reasons for seeking therapy and any specific issues or goals you want to address.

We’ll also explore your personal and family history, including pertinent mental or medical health information. This comprehensive approach helps me better understand your background and the factors influencing your current situation.

Toward the end of the session, we’ll establish a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs. Consider this the blueprint or roadmap to all of our sessions together.

Therapy can be long-term or short-term. Typically, we would meet every week for 50-53 minutes for roughly 3-6 months. Eventually, we’ll taper off to biweekly sessions depending on your progress. Then we can meet once a month until you are ready to end the therapeutic collaboration.

Intergenerational Family Therapy explores the influence of family of origin and early life experiences which can help clients uncover patterns and behaviors that may be impacting their current relationships and well-being. It’s useful in addressing issues related to concerns, such as chronic illness and caregiver burnout, which often have deep roots in family dynamics.

Belief System Analysis provides a space for clients to gain self-awareness, self-knowledge and examine their worldviews. This self-exploration can be transformative, leading to more adaptive beliefs and behaviors.

Treatment Approaches include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy

No, I do not accept insurance. By choosing to work with me as an out-of-network provider, you gain the freedom to collaborate on a comprehensive treatment plan that truly serves you or your family member best. It’s important to know that Insurance typically does not cover couples or family counseling because it is not considered a “medical necessity.”

I strongly encourage you to reach out to your insurance company to check your out-of-network benefits. This can help you make an informed decision about your mental health care while allowing us to work together in a way that prioritizes your unique needs and goals. Your well-being is my top priority, and I’m dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care possible.

Divulging your life to a complete stranger can be nerve-racking so it’s completely normal to have doubts about whether starting therapy is a right fit for you. I want you to feel comfortable and ready to engage in the process. To help you make a decision, I offer a free 15-minute consultation to find out more about my services. We can also talk about your concerns, goals, and what you hope to achieve with therapy. 

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, healthcare providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

Make sure your healthcare provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit

Resources for Mental Health

Crisis Line for Mental Health

  • National Suicide Hotline: 988
  • Text “MHA” to 741-741
  • Maryland Crisis Line: (800) 422-0009
  • New York: 1- 888-692-9355 or text WELL to 65173

Apps for Chronic Illness

  • Calm
  • Insight Timer
  • Headspace
  • Smiling Mind
  • Stop, Breathe, & Think
  • Aura
  • CareZone
  • Curable
  • Mesmerize