Times are weird.

I feel that if this virus outbreak has anything meaningful to point out to us, it’s the unquestionable truth that we belong to one another. 

As part of this Human team, we are only as strong as our weakest player. We can pretend that we are separate and individual, but we aren’t. We live in systems, we operate within the context of our communities. Everything works until one part doesn’t; then the whole house of cards comes tumbling down. 

This has always been true of mental and physical health, and it’s what we practitioners are pointing out time and time again when we go on about “stigma” and “bias”. These concepts are important because they play out in reality – the judgment and the shame that accompanies being a person that is different or struggling in some way compounds and feeds the root problems, and helps them to exist and thrive and grow, but we continue to pass the judgments anyway. It feels good to be part of the “in” crowd, the healthy and strong and robust. It’s awesome to be a member of the elite until it isn’t. Until the problems find their way into your own community, into your own house, into your own system. 

It’s cool to view the struggling as weaker and lesser-than until the weaker and lesser-than person is you. 

I think it’s useful to remember the following in times like these:

  • Be gentle. It’s very likely that everyone around you is doing the very best that they can, to whatever degree they are able. This goes for yourself, too. 
  • Belong. Reach out to your people and embrace them in whatever means are available to you – there are so many options in this weird future-y time we live in (I personally think a nightly Facetime with friends and family is priceless). 
  • Be vulnerable. Don’t armor up and try to ignore the stuff that’s going on around you. Times are bonkers, and it’s okay to acknowledge that. Things are scary, and it’s okay to feel that. There’s uncertainty and tension in our air and it’s hard to breathe it in. Recognize that hardness. Give yourself space to feel the feelings, and to take breaks from them, and let all of that be okay. 

We’re all of us figuring out how to do this thing. Let’s turn towards each other and do that together. 


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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