Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I am a licensed psychologist in private practice in Souderton, Pennsylvania. My practice is dedicated to the psychological health and well–being of Young, Middle-aged and Older adults, as well as Couples and Families.
Each person is unique. Psychotherapy begins with me hearing your story in an atmosphere of respect, safety and privacy. I observe, listen and ask questions to understand your situation.
I support you as you build and sustain a healthy lifestyle with your relationships, exercise, stress management, self-care, sleep and eating. I will encourage you to try out and adopt practices to calm the mind, enhance appreciation through mindful awareness, build loving relationships and recognize the connections between your thoughts, emotions and behavior.
Psychotherapy is a conversation where I learn about your problems, but also your strengths, your unique perspective, and how you want your life to be different than what it is now. Together we create a plan that includes your goals, how frequently you will come for sessions, and what strategies will be used to help you take the steps to meet your goals. I offer psychotherapy for individuals, families and couples. Also available is a monthly support group for caregivers of persons with dementia.
When appropriate, standardized neuropsychological screening assessments are conducted. These can assist in diagnostic clarification and the development of recommendations for treatment. When testing is complete, a report is generated and the findings are explained in a meeting. This report can be shared with your doctor.
Consultation and Training
Personalized behavioral care plans can be developed to assist personal and professional caregivers of adults with managing symptoms such as agitation, anxiety, combative behaviors, and enhancing individuals’ quality of life.
I am trained to provide services for individuals with problems such as:
Alzheimer’s and other kinds of dementia
Anxiety and Panic
Family & Parenting Issues
Grief & Loss
Mood Disorders including Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Partner Communication Issues
Peri-menopausal and Menopause related symptoms
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Separation & Divorce
Stress & Anger Management
Traumatic Head Injury
Also available is a monthly support group for caregivers of persons with dementia
Fees/Frequently asked questions
- $125 for the initial evaluation
- $100 for individual psychotherapy
- $400 for comprehensive evaluation including testing, behavior plan development and written report
- Cash and checks are accepted.
Commercial insurances are not accepted. My practice is private pay; this allows us to focus on the issues that are most important to you, without concern for the requirements or limits imposed by managed care.
Please plan to pay by check or cash at the conclusion of each meeting. I will provide documentation if you want to request reimbursement from your insurance for out-of-network benefits. Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and similar tax-favored plans can be used to pay for my services.
If you do not arrive for your scheduled appointment, without providing 24 hour advance notification, you will be required to pay the full cost of the treatment as booked.
- The initial meeting typically lasts for approximately 90 minutes. During that time I meet with you and, if you agree, with others within your support system. I ask many questions about your medical conditions, medications, growing up years, and current situation with employment and relationships. I ask you to describe your problem, what you think is the reason for your problem, and what you have already tried to help yourself.
- If you have problems with your memory, I will test your memory.
- At the end of the initial meeting I will provide you with feedback about what your diagnosis is, and what my recommendations about what could help.
- Frequency of sessions depends on what kind of problem you have, your schedule, and your finances. I may recommend sessions to be two, three or four times each month.
- Subsequent sessions last 50-60 minutes, and may include you, your spouse, or other family members, depending on your circumstances.
- How long you attend psychotherapy really depends on what kinds of concerns you have. Some people attend 3-6 times, and some attend a year or longer. I encourage clients to talk about reasons for finishing, and reasons for continuing, and to come to a decision that is right for them.
- A list of medications
- Notes about what you’ve noticed
- An open mind: try to be well rested and alert.
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