Psychotherapy typically involves meeting one on one with a trained mental health professional to talk about the things in your life that cause tension for you. It usually involves regular weekly sessions, usually forty-five minutes to an hour in length, in person. Duration and frequency vary depending on the nature of your problem(s) and your individual needs. I always start out meeting with folks in person and if need be at their request can meet via phone or Zoom as alternatives. My fee per individual weekly therapy is $200. For most people this is a great way to begin the process of healing.
Psychoanalysis involves therapy sessions multiple times per week, usually 2-4. This intensive way of working allows the therapy process to proceed faster uncovering core inner beliefs and conflicts, and to have more support as you process your experiences. For folks who come to me reporting that they have had issues, feelings, or entrenched patterns for many years I suggest this an option to more quickly make the changes they desire.
PRIVATE & GROUP PRACTICE BUILDING
Many therapists contemplate starting a private or group practice, but are afraid of what it can entail. Starting such a practice can be anxiety provoking and daunting, but it doesn't have to be. I work with individuals to take the mystery out of private or group practice building and work to equip them with the tools they need to start and maintain a successful one. I usually work with folks anywhere from 1-3x/month to create and actualize their practice strategy. This can be done in person, via phone or Zoom.
I have provided clinical supervision for MSW students, LMSWs, and LCSWs to aid them in enhancing their clinical skills. Supervision is a great way to continue ones professional development and as such I work with folks from 1-2x/month. My approach is to work in a way that further increases the therapists confidence in their way of working while helping them to pay better attention to things like: transference, countertransference, and forming appropriate clinical interventions.