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Let’s Normalize Anxiety Already

When I was in my twenties, I had a paralyzing fear of confining spaces. This was not at all unreasonable – I also had terribly painful and untreated digestive issues at that time that could sneak up and wallop me…

Time Management is Self-Care

Some things we all know: Effective time management is crucial to daily life, and it can have a significant impact on an individual’s physical and mental health. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the constant demands…

7 Ways to Manage College Stress: Part Two

We’re continuing to talk about managing college stress effectively by implementing coping skills! In the therapy room, I like to think of coping skills as management tools – things we can put in place to help with the overall picture…

College Student Stress: Part One!

I don’t usually focus in on a particular population of folks when blogging. I like to write blogs for everybody. But over the past year I’ve noticed an influx of college students showing up in the therapy room, with some…

Work. Life. Balance.

A sometimes-hilarious thing that happens to therapists is when we find ourselves giving out very sound, balanced advice that we are neglecting to implement in our own lives. This is not such an uncommon phenomenon – we are human, after…

Large Love

Last year I lost someone.  He wasn’t really mine to lose. He’d been absent from my life for more than a decade, though I thought about him not infrequently. This individual was someone I’d known well when we were both…

How We Cope Sometimes (Now With Crutches!)

This is an exceedingly difficult time; I’m sure you won’t disagree. I’m having trouble focusing and mostly just want this whole year to be over with, but I know that Coronavirus doesn’t just expire on December 31st, so I’m not…

Butterflies Over the Ocean

A few weeks ago I went on a whale watch off the coast of Portland, Maine. The experience was lovely and there were indeed a couple of whales to be watched, as well as seals and sharks and a variety…

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Useful Information

Some frequently asked questions and useful answers.

Online therapy works in the same way as in-office therapy, but is done online, similar to a Skype or FaceTime conversation. Clients are able to have sessions from home, work, or any other convenient location. We meet with clients using a HIPAA-compliant secure platform.

Online therapy allows you to work with us from the comfort of home, or any private location of your choosing. For some, the screen provides an added layer of comfort that makes the challenging work of being vulnerable in therapy a little easier.

Online therapy also creates the unique opportunity for you to work with us without the constraints of proximity! The practice was born in Keene, New Hampshire, but has since grown to service clients anywhere in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, Florida, and New Hampshire.

Online therapy is a great option for clients that travel for work, for college students that go home during the summertime and do not want a break in their sessions, and for anyone with a challenging or inconsistent day-to-day schedule. It is an excellent choice for clients seeking a therapist with a particular specialty that they are unable to find support for locally. Some of our clients report that online therapy makes the vulnerability element of therapy a bit less intimidating.

No. For some clients with more complex symptoms or safety concerns, having a local therapist that is readily available is important in case of crisis or the need for a higher level of care. Online therapy is also a challenge for clients that do not have access to a private, quiet space to be “in session” for the hour, or for those that do not have adequate internet connectivity.

There are several reasons why we don’t accept insurance. The most important are:

Confidentiality. Insurance companies require that your information be shared with them in order to pay for services. We prefer that clients’ information is kept as confidential as possible.

The pressure to diagnose. Insurance companies require that clients are given a mental health diagnosis in order to pay for therapy. We have found that many clients benefit from therapy, but do not meet criteria for a diagnosis. Not using insurance allows clients to access therapy without being given a mental health diagnosis.

Flexibility and freedom. Insurance companies dictate the length and number of sessions they will authorize, as well as when a client is no longer eligible for the benefits of therapy. Because we do not work with insurance panels, you and we can collaborate to determine your individual needs regarding session length, frequency of sessions, and when to terminate therapy.

While we do not accept insurance, many clients choose to submit receipts to their insurance companies to receive reimbursement via out-of-network benefits. We are happy to provide these receipts for you! Please check with your insurance company for details on your benefits.

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