We are already enough.

“Once everyone understands their value, we stop hustling for worthiness and lean into our gifts.” – Brene Brown, Dare to Lead

American culture emphasizes an “as soon as” mentality. As soon as we lose the last ten pounds, or get the promotion, as soon as we acquire the better house, or the nicer wardrobe, as soon as we earn another degree, or reach a certain income bracket, we will finally allow ourselves to slow down, enjoy life, and rest easy in the knowledge that we have “made it.”

Some of us are wired to live in this way – those of us that are Type A, overachievers,  perfectionists – and we respond to the challenges set before us like dares, fighting through to each new goal or conquest, never really enjoying or taking the time to celebrate the small accomplishments along the way. Sometimes we expect these things of ourselves (“I should be able to do this”) without acknowledging that we are doing Hard things, and that Hard things deserve to be recognized as such, and perhaps we would better tolerate Hard things with a hefty dose of self-compassion, patience, and forgiveness.

If we modify our lens to come from a perspective of inherent worth – that is, that we are not worth any more or less based on how productive we are or how much we get done in a day, we are able to more clearly see the areas in which we naturally excel and the things that we actually take pleasure in. These are our areas, and we would do well to spend more time with them, and less time with our hands in everything else that we are only moderately good at and don’t really enjoy.

We do no need to prove to ourselves that we are worth something by constantly forcing ourselves to achieve aribtrary goals that we set to make us feel like we are not quite “there” yet. We were born there. We are already enough.


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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