What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Yes. I have a standard fee of $125 per 50 minutes consultation session. This service is NOT billable to insurance companies as a medical procedure.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We determine together "who should be talking with whom about what" and "how" we can dialogue effectively. We also begin a goal setting process, based on research that shows that goal-setting correlates with change.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a doctorate in psychology and over 25 years experience as a teacher, researcher, and therapist. I have written journal articles and chapters in edited books. I have presented papers and trainings at national conferences. I am a supervisor of pre-professional therapists.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started out as a teacher and was interested in how people learn, change, and grow over time.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have been privileged to join together with many types of people telling all types of ever-changing human stories.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Since 1999 I have facilitated a bi-monthly consultation/supervision group for fellow mental health professionals and trainees. We hold one another accountable to current best practices and ethical standards.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Consider the first meeting to be one in which you and the psychologist decide together if you are able to establish a good working relationship. You should walk out of the first meeting feeling better than when you walked in and confident in your choice to continue.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Who have you talked with before and what did you find useful/not useful about those conversations? What would you like to have have happen in your life as a result of our talking together?