Coping with Illness and Pain
Having a new health diagnosis or a chronic illness or disability can be very stressful, and you can feel frustrated, angry and misunderstood. In therapy we can work together to help you cope with these challenges. We can help alleviate pain and other symptoms by using mind-body treatments. We can also work on more positive coping skills to alleviate the additional stress the pain and symptoms can have on you.
Caregiver and Family Support
Serious illness and disability affects all members of the family, especially if you are providing physical or emotional care for your loved one. I can help caregivers work through their own emotional reactions and concerns so they can best help their loved one.
One of the most important factors in successful therapy is a good fit between therapist and client. For this reason, I offer a free consultation for all potential clients, to ensure that not only am I the best fit for your treatment needs, but also that you are comfortable with my approach and style. If I feel that someone else might be a better fit, I am happy to make a referral. During this time I can also answer any questions about payment, insurance, etc. Please visit my contact page to set this up.
In person therapy takes place in my comfortable and private westside Madison office. The office is convenient to the beltline, has easy parking and is handicap accessible.
Phone and Online Appointments
I want to make attending therapy as easy as possible for you. For this reason I offer phone and online sessions. The online sessions are through a HIPAA compliant software that is similar to Skype, that you would download to your computer.
Fees and Billing
Fee - My session rate is $100. I have a limited number of reduced-fee appointments available. The first session is 1-1.5 hours and follow up sessions are 45 minutes.
Insurance - At this time I accept Unity/Quartz insurance. I also provide out of network services for other insurances. If you have an out of network benefit, you will pay me at the time of the session and I will give you a bill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Health Savings Accounts - You can use health savings account funds for psychotherapy, and I can give you a bill for reimbursement.
I accept all major credit cards, cash and personal check. I strive to work with you to create a treatment plan and schedule that is affordable while still meeting your treatment goals.
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common reasons people seek therapy. Whether you are worried about many things, or have a specific anxiety such as social anxiety or phobia, I can help you learn mind-body coping skills that will help you relax your body and mind and face your fears with confidence.
There may be no greater emotional pain than losing someone you love. Whether you lost your loved one suddenly or had time to prepare yourself for your loss, grief is commonly one of the hardest things to deal with in life. There is no right way to grieve and no handbook for how to do it "right". I can help you deal with all of your complicated emotions, help you see hope for the future, and support you through whatever you are feeling.
Life today is very complicated and most people identify themselves as being too busy or stressed to some degree. In therapy we can look at how you are dealing with the stress and find new more positive ways of coping. We can also look into the things that are causing you the most stress and create a plan to address those things or minimize their impact.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
The transition through pregnancy and the postpartum period can be challenging for all moms, but it is especially difficult if you are also coping with a mood or anxiety disorder. In therapy, we can work through everything you are going through, and equip you with coping skills that will not only help you enjoy this time in your life, but also help you throughout your parenting journey.