FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We’ve compiled a list of the most frequent questions that we have received from previous clients. It’s normal and encouraged for patients to ask many questions when choosing to work with a licensed therapist. Here are some answers to the questions we receive the most. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch.
WHAT STYLE OF THERAPY DO YOU USE IN COUNSELING?
We find our style and counseling theory to be eclectic, with a focus on cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centeredness, internalized family systems, and trauma-informed queer theory. We believe the client is "the expert" of their own narrative and we let the client take the lead in sessions, addressing all intentions upfront while also providing moments to challenge comfort (i.e. only when the clinical relationship has developed significant trust). We lead questions in session with curiosity, compassion, and encourage growth and alignment with self values.
DO YOU ACCEPT HEALTH INSURANCE? IF NOT, DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
Currently, we are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Optum plans (Harvard Pilgrim, United Healthcare, and Allways Health Partners) as well as accepting private pay, or out-of-network clients. For private-pay sessions, we do offer reduced fee self-pay rates on a limited case-by-case basis. Please contact us for more information regarding this. We provide superbill documentation if you would like to submit out-of-network claims to your insurance for reimbursement.
WHAT IS THE DURATION AND FREQUENCY OF EACH THERAPY SESSION? WHAT POPULATIONS DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN?
Therapy sessions typically can last 45 to 55 minutes in length. Session frequency is typically weekly or biweekly.
We specialize in providing individual therapy to adults ages 18+ struggling with depression, anxiety, body image/body dysmorphia, work-related stress, existential life stress, lack of fulfillment, difficult life transitions, family and/or partner relationship conflicts, sexual and/or gender identity, coming out, experiencing gender dysphoria, and complex trauma. We can provide referrals to services in medication management, couple's therapy, and family therapy.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
You can contact us directly to inquire about scheduling. You can also click here to directly request an appointment as a new client. We usually begin the process with a free 15-minute phone call consultation to determine clinical needs. After an appropriate clinical fit has been determined, we would schedule an in-person or telehealth intake and diagnostic evaluation.
Please keep in mind that we could have limited availability when you contact us. If this is the case, you can request to be placed on our waitlist.
DO YOU OFFER TELEHEALTH SERVICES?
Yes, we are a hybrid private practice, which means we are offering both in-person office visits at our Harvard Square location (10 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA) and telehealth virtual office visits. Our telehealth services are conducted through the HIPAA-compliant encrypted SimplePractice video portal. Telehealth clients must be full-time Massachusetts or Rhode Island residents.
IF I WANT TO BE SEEN IN-PERSON, WHAT IS THE PARKING SITUATION LIKE AND HOW ACCESSIBLE IS THE LOCATION/BUILDING?
Our office is located approximately 0.5 miles from the heart of Harvard Square. We are very accessible to MBTA bus routes 74, 75, and 78 as well as a 10-minute walk from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line stop. There are many metered parking spaces within a few blocks of the building as well. The address is 10 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA. We are housed in a three-story red victorian building renovated exclusively into a therapeutic space. Our office is unfortunately not ADA accessible, therefore other arrangements for sessions could be made in advance.