OCD, Anxiety, and Eating Disorder Specialist in Center City Philadelphia
Are you experiencing thoughts and emotions that are difficult to tolerate alone? Are you ready to make changes in your life but are overwhelmed with where to begin? It takes strength and courage to reach out to someone who can help you work through life's challenges, and I would be honored to get to know you and help you work towards the changes you'd like to make.
About Me & My Approach to Therapy
I completed my graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. Since graduating, I have worked in a variety of settings and have gained advanced training in implementing the most effective evidence-based therapies for anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, and eating disorders. Although I draw from a variety of treatment modalities, the ones I use most frequently in my work are from the Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, which focus on the relationship between thoughts, emotions and behaviors. These treatment strategies have been extensively researched and shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health concerns.
As a therapist, I hope to help you understand yourself better, enabling you to make healthy choices that will enhance your overall sense of well- being and life satisfaction. I am passionate about helping people recognize the unhelpful patterns, beliefs, and fears that hold them back in life and will collaborate with you to develop a plan to address your concerns that will challenge you to grow yet meet you where you are today. While in therapy with me, I hope to teach you the tools that will empower you to act as your own therapist for years to come.
Specialities & Services
I offer individual therapy to adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of mental health concerns. My particular areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive and related disorders, and eating disorders, but I also work with individuals experiencing different issues, such as depressive symptoms, dysfunctional perfectionism, grief and loss, insomnia, relationship difficulties, and challenging life transitions.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Excoriation Disorder (skin picking)
Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Binge Eating Disorder
Atypical Eating Disorders
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Therapeutic Modalities Used
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)
Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions that are not answered below, please feel free to contact me for more information!
How much do therapy sessions cost and where will we meet?
My typical session rates are as follows:
Initial phone consultation (15 minutes): Free
Initial intake evaluation (60-75 minutes): $185
Individual Session (55 minutes): $150
Individual Session (90 minutes): $225
Family or Couple Session (as an adjunct to individual therapy) (55 minutes): $175
Therapy sessions typically take place in my Center City Philadelphia office. However, treatment for phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, and eating disorders may at times take place in different locations, such as the home or in the community, depending on your particular symptoms. I am available to travel outside the office for sessions when indicated for your treatment to be most successful. When appropriate, I also offer teletherapy sessions.
Do you take insurance and what are the payment options for sessions?
I am a self-pay only provider and as such do not work with insurance companies. Rates will be confirmed prior to the start of therapy, and payment is due in full at the time of session.
Payment is accepted via major credit card (including HSA/FSA cards), cash, or check at the time of service.
Good Faith Estimate Notice
Good Faith Estimate Notice
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 985-3059.
Finding a therapist that is a good fit for your needs is an important step in the process. Please contact me so that we can schedule a time to talk and determine if we would be a good fit for each other!