I provide therapy and consultation and am available for speaking engagements.
I specialize in cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based treatment for adults dealing with anxiety, depression and related conditions, including:
- obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- trauma related difficulties like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- panic disorder
- social anxiety
- generalized anxiety
- sleep problems (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, insomnia)
If you are interested in treatment options, please contact me. Self referrals are welcome as are referrals from other professionals.
In our work together you can expect personally tailored treatment that is grounded in research. Cognitive and behavioral techniques help you to align your thoughts and your actions with your goals, and to reduce the symptoms that are bothering you. A mindfulness-based approach can help you to experience life more fully, to let go of things you can’t control, and to have compassion for yourself and others.
Video Conference Treatment
In many cases I can provide treatment by video conference. This approach can be a good option for individuals who don’t live close to a therapist who provides the specialized treatment that the person needs, and for whom it’s not practical to travel to the Main Line area for face-to-face sessions. For legal reasons this type of therapy is available only for certain states; please contact me if you’re interested in this option.
I can provide treatment in a person’s home when necessary. For example, treatment for OCD may require exposure sessions with things in the home such as the stove or the laundry. Other examples of when home visits may be scheduled include when clinical symptoms prevent office visits or when a person has scheduling constraints. Additional fees will apply to cover the time and travel involved.
Intensive courses of exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD are available. These treatment programs generally involve five 90-minute sessions per week for approximately 3 weeks. I also provide intensive treatment for other conditions. Please contact me if you are interested in discussing this option.
Payment & Insurance
Payment is due at the time of each appointment. I can accept payment by cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard).
I am not an in-network provider for any insurance plan or for Medicare/Medicaid; I will work with patients and their insurance companies as an out-of-network provider. Insurance plans may reimburse a percentage of the session fees depending on the plan’s out-of-network mental health benefits. If you plan to use insurance to cover the cost of treatment, be sure you have met any prior authorization or referral requirements. I provide invoices that include the information insurance companies generally require for reimbursement.
I provide consultation to family members whose loved ones are struggling with the conditions I treat. It can be helpful to talk with a professional when:
- You have questions about your loved one’s diagnosis
- You want to know how best to be supportive
- You have questions about what treatments are most effective
- You need support as you deal with your loved one’s condition
Please contact me by phone or email to discuss arrangements and fees.
I also provide consultation to treatment providers on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for a range of conditions, including OCD, PTSD, and depression.
Consultation may be helpful when a therapist is mastering a new treatment, such as exposure and response prevention for OCD. Reading the treatment manual and attending a workshop can be an excellent introduction. Learning to apply the techniques with specific individuals often requires a more nuanced understanding of the condition and tailored application of the treatment program.
I am a certified supervisor for Prolonged Exposure for PTSD and have overseen therapists’ CBT for PTSD, depression, OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and other diagnoses. Consultation may be provided in person or by phone or videoconference.
If you’d like to discuss the possibility of my providing consultation on a case, please contact me by phone or email to discuss scheduling and fees.
I have delivered talks and presentations nationally and internationally on cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. Please contact me by phone or email to inquire about arrangements.