FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT MAY I EXPECT WHEN I CONTACT YOU?
I understand it can be difficult to make the first call. I speak directly with all clients. We discuss your current situation, reason for seeking therapeutic support, and if I am the right clinician for you. I return phone calls as soon as possible (Monday-Friday), typically within 24-72 hours.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
The intake session (90 minutes) costs $160 and subsequent sessions (45-50 minutes) are $135. I am a fee-for-service practitioner and payment is expected at the time of the session. I do not accept insurance, and will provide documentation so that clients may submit claims to their insurance company. At this time, I only accept cash or checks, and checks are made out to Lamb Psychological Services, LLC.
WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY AND EXPOSURE WITH RESPONSE PREVENTION (ERP)?
There are various approaches that are used to facilitate psychotherapy, and I predominantly use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), family systems, and psychodynamic techniques. I strive to work collaboratively with you, or your child, and provide an atmosphere that is warm, engaging and supportive.
When working with anxieties or fears, I utilize cognitive behavioral techniques, in which we develop a plan to gradually increase your exposure to the situations that are distressing to you or you are avoiding. As you gradually face the places and experiences that cause you distress, with prolonged and frequent exposures, you will notice that you are able to manage these experience, and it becomes less stressful. Participation in exposure situations are completely in your, or your child’s, control and no one will force you to complete an exposure. This type of therapy is called Exposure Therapy or Exposure/Response Prevention Therapy, which is an evidence-based treatment for anxiety and has shown to significantly reduce levels of distress and anxiety in children and adults. We will discuss this approach in great depth, and determine if it is the best treatment approach for you.
Cancellation of appointments happens, and we do our best to reschedule. Please leave a message if you cannot make your appointment. However, appointments cancelled within 24 hours of the appointment time, will be charged the full cost of the session.