What can I expect during my first session?

During your first session we will go through your paperwork that you completed and I will ask follow up questions to get to know you better. My goal is to make you feel comfortable and supported during this session and all future sessions.

What will my future sessions look like?

Your future sessions will be focused on the direction and goals that you want to accomplish. Some days we just need to vent and some days we want to action plan. I will meet you where you are at and will take your lead. This is your journey and I am here to support you.

Can I bring my baby?

You can absolutely bring your baby provided they are not yet mobile. As long as your little one can be held by you or within arms reach at all times, I encourage you to bring them if you wish.

What if I need to feed my baby during the session?

I will follow your lead and comfort level. As long as you are comfortable feeding your baby during therapy, I am completely supportive of this.

How much do sessions cost and do you accept insurance?

For self pay clients, intake sessions are $150 and all subsequent sessions are $120 for 45-50 minute sessions.

Some of our therapists accept Aetna, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, Optum, and United. If we do not accept your insurance, superbills will be provided to you on a monthly basis which can often be submitted to your insurance provider for partial or full reimbursement.

Please contact your insurance carrier for specifics on Out of Network benefits.

Will I ever feel like myself again?

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are very common and are highly treatable. 1 in 7 women will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum. Treatment is individualized and can include any combination of therapy, medication, and social support groups. With help you will feel like yourself again!

 

What is women's counseling?

Women’s counseling is a specialized form of therapy that focuses on addressing the unique challenges and experiences faced by women. It covers a range of topics including personal growth, relationships, and life transitions.

 

How can therapy help with birth trauma?

Therapy provides a safe space to process and heal from the emotional impact of a traumatic birth experience. It helps individuals navigate their emotions, build resilience, and find coping strategies.

 

What support is available for infertility issues?

Infertility counseling offers emotional support, coping strategies, and guidance for individuals and couples navigating the challenges of infertility. It helps address the emotional toll and fosters resilience.

 

What is postpartum therapy?

Postpartum therapy is designed to support women during the challenging period after childbirth. It addresses emotional well-being, coping with new responsibilities, and navigating the changes that come with motherhood.

 

How can therapy benefit pregnancy?

Pregnancy therapy focuses on the emotional well-being of individuals during pregnancy. It addresses concerns, anxieties, and emotional adjustments, processing past trauma, and providing support for a healthier pregnancy experience.

 

Is therapy during pregnancy/postpartum needed even if everything seems fine?

Therapy can be extremely beneficial during this timeframe. The perinatal period is one of the biggest life transitions a woman experiences. Therapy can assist in emotional well-being, stress reduction, and preparing for the changes parenthood brings. It provides a supportive space to address any concerns or anxieties.

 

What techniques are used in women's counseling?

Our approach is tailored to individual needs. Some of the methodologies used in counseling the women we serve are CBT, ACT, Narrative Therapy, Brainspotting, and Mindfulness. The most important strategy we use is empathetic and active listening. Most people simply want to be heard and have their concerns validated. 

 

How long does therapy typically last?

The duration of therapy varies for each individual and depends on the need. It depends on the severity of the mood or anxiety disorder, extent of the trauma being processed and the overall presenting concerns. Short-term or long-term therapy may be recommended based on personal needs.

 

Do you offer infertility therapy for couples?

No, we address infertility concerns through individual counseling. Our therapists do see men and women as it relates to infertility but find that it is most beneficial for partners to have their own space to process. This process can be beneficial in addressing the emotional impact of infertility, helping individuals cope with the challenges and make informed decisions.

 

What signs indicate the need for postpartum therapy?

Signs may include persistent sadness, anxiety, changes in sleep patterns, difficulty bonding with the baby, or feeling overwhelmed. Postpartum therapy provides a supportive space to address these concerns.

 

How do I know if I need therapy for my birth trauma?

Anyone who has experienced birth trauma can typically benefit from therapy. If you find yourself overwhelmed with the emotions associated with your birth trauma it may be beneficial to seek out counseling to explore these concerns. Trauma is in the eye of the beholder. If you feel that your experience was traumatizing then we encourage you to seek support to address your concerns. 

 

How often should you see a therapist?

The frequency of therapy sessions varies based on individual needs and circumstances. Initially, weekly sessions may be recommended, and as progress is made, sessions may become less frequent. The goal is to find a schedule that supports ongoing progress and well-being.