Treatments and Services

Adolescent and Young Adult Individual Therapy

Every individual is unique and special. Sometimes adolescents need extra help to manage bumps that come along the way.   Maneuvering through adolescence can be challenging.  My goal is to guide each individual and help them find a way to manage and cope with life's challenges.  My approach uses  a warm, caring, and supportive combination of client- centered strength based therapy,  cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness training.     

 

Grief and Illness Counseling

Adolescents may experience the traumatic physical loss of  a family member or friend due to death.   They  may also experience  loss  due to a severe illness that changes the type of relationship they have shared with their loved one.   Loss changes an adolescent's  life and  may cause them to feel extreme sadness and confusion, have a loss of interest in pleasurable activities, and have difficulty concentrating.    My therapeutic approach is to help adolescents process the loss in a loving, warm and nurturing environment that allows for flexibility due to age and specific needs.  The ultimate goal is to help foster resilence and to develop successful coping strategies that will enable them to work through their grief.      

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence based behavioral  treatment that has proven very effective in work with adolescents and adults.   CBT uses strategies that are both collaborative and active.  These strategies help individuals gain a better understanding of the  maladaptive thoughts, emotions, physical reactions, and behaviors that are maintaining the undesired  distress.  The adolescent then learns new skills and strategies that can be put into use in real-world situations, gradually gaining control over their emotions and behavior. 

Mindfulness Training

I offer training in mindfulness and meditation to help promote calmness and general well-being.

Parent Consultation

I offer parenting consultation to support and give guidence to parents who are struggling with raising challenging teens.  I offer guidance and education to help parents identify problem behavior. We then develop a plan of action for you and your child which will  lead to a more  peaceful and understanding family dynamic.

Fees and Insurance

Insurance:

Services may be covered in part or in full by your health insurance plan.  I am  a  provider for both BlueCross/Blue Shield and Tufts Health Plan.

 

 

It is always helpful to check with your health insurance carrier about your coverage ahead of time.  The following questions will assist in obtaining accurate information about your coverage:

 

  • Do I need a referral from my adolescent's primary care physician to a mental health professional?

  • What is the amount, if any, of the deductible and has it been met?

  • How many psychotherapy sessions per year does my health insurance cover?

  • What is the amount covered per therapy session?

  • Are there any visit limits, dollar limits or other coverage limits for your adolesent's mental health benefits?

 

Individual Fees:

$175 for an initial evaluation session of one hour

$150 for each subsequent 50-minute session

 

Family Fees:

$200 for an initial evaluation session of one hour

$175 for each 50-minute session

 

Reduced Fee:

Reduced or "sliding scale" fee services are available on a limited basis to clients not using insurance who cannot afford the full fee.

 

Payment:

Cash, check, or credit card  accepted for payment on the day of service.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you miss your scheduled therapy appointment, and have not given at least 24 hours notice in advance, you will be responsible for the full cost of the session. Insurance does not cover missed sessions. Allowances may be made for emergencies or sudden illnesses.