Afternoon Tea

Frequently Asked Questions
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Comprehensive Answers

 

What are your office hours?

My practice is part-time. I see clients on Thursdays from 8 am to 6 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm EST.

What are your fees?

Fees for Individual & Family sessions range from $200 to $250 per hour depending on the type and length of sessions. Consultation fees are set before providing the service and are based on the type and length of service. Additional fees may apply for collateral-based services (e.g. calling/sitting in on IEP meetings, reviewing previous psychological/neuropsychological assessments, writing letters, and more). I am an in-network provider for BCBS Massachusetts and I also take most PPO plans. Many insurance plans (most PPO's) will cover some if not the majority of out of network psychotherapy visits. If you do wish to use insurance, it is recommended that you check with your insurance plans to learn about your mental health care benefits.

I accept payments at the time of service via the following: 

  • Credit

  • Debit (processed like credit)

  • HSA Flex cards

  • Prepaid cards bearing Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover, JCB, UnionPay logos

  • Cash

  • Check

How long is each session?

  • I offer free 10-minute phone consults to describe services further and determine if coming in for an intake session would be a good fit. 

  • There are 2 intake sessions (sometimes more) that last 60 minutes. 

  • If we determine after intake that services would be a good fit, individual sessions are 45 minutes long 1x/week. Family sessions are 50+ minutes. Individual complex care sessions are 60+ minutes. 

  • Consultation services vary in length based on client needs.   

Do you provide on-call services?

I do not provide on-call services outside of my normal business hours, but do my best to return existing client calls within 48 hours and respond accordingly to emergencies. E-mail is always the fastest way to reach me or through the secure messaging service offered to clients. 

 

If there is an emergency, I recommend that you call the nearest emergency room or 911. You can also call the Boston Emergency Response Team (BEST) at 1-800-981-4357. Additional services are available on their website at the link below. 

Please note, for adults, the BEST Team does not accept BCBS and some other private insurances. 

How is Accessibility?

I am only seeing clients via telehealth at this time due to the COVID-19 outbreak for public safety. I anticipate continuing to see clients this way into early 2021.

Under typical circumstances you can access the office driving: 

  • There is driveway parking for one car. 

  • There is free street parking. 

Or via public transport:

  • 52, 57, 502, 504 express buses to Watertown Yard followed by a 5-9 minute walk. 

  • 71 or 70 buses followed by a 2-minute walk. 

What Interventions do you employ?

I am a radical psychanalytically, informed therapist. What this means is that though I integrate analytic theory and technique into my work, it is through an intersectional feminist/queer theory lens that tries to be liberated from structures of white supremacy and colonialism. I incorporate mindfulness-based techniques as needed, self-compassion work, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Interventions as part of evidence-based treatment for example with Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, and Social Phobia for symptom alleviation. However, I favor and lean toward exploratory work that will assist you in living a life that is in accordance with your values and one that is more free from the shackles of past pains and trauma. I consult intermittently with psychiatric and medical providers, schools, and members of spiritual communities as part of my health-focused and holistic practice.

Is there tea?

I am only seeing clients via telehealth at this time due to the COVID-19 outbreak for client and community safety.

 

Under different circumstances, there is tea. Each client, if they wish, gets their own teacup available and clean for each session. This is not to discriminate against coffee drinkers! There are plenty of lovely local coffee shops to support.