February 19, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some reasons people seek therapy?

People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons.  While I specialize in treating sex/pornography addiction and sex-related issues, clients also seek my support in addressing: intimacy and relationship concerns, infidelity, sexual abuse, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Additional issues include: anger management, anxiety, codependency, depression, grief, life transitions, obsessive compulsive disorder, and stress.

Do I need therapy? I can usually manage problems on my own.


People often come into therapy after an unexpected crisis or after an existing issue has continued to persist. Unfortunately, there still seems to be a stigma that therapy is for the “weak” or “crazy”. In fact, therapy takes a whole lot of strength. It takes introspection to recognize some extra support is needed and courage to reach out for help. Some of the strongest and most resilient people I have encountered have been clients in therapy. Maybe you can manage on your own, but you shouldn't have to.

How long should I be in therapy? What does the therapy process look like?

Due to the unique therapy process with each client, it can be difficult to predict exactly how long therapy will last.  While some challenges may be worked through in a relatively short amount of time, other challenges can take much longer. We will collaborate on creating a treatment plan for you in order to track progress towards your therapeutic goals.

I normally conduct an assessment that will last from 2 to 4 sessions. During this time, we can both decide if I am the best person to support you. Therapy sessions are weekly and are scheduled in advance. Standard sessions are 50 minutes in length and can be conducted in office or via tele-therapy (video conference/phone) if you are away on business or ill. The fee is the same for in office or tele-therapy, as I must prepare for the session and block out the same amount of time. Longer sessions are available by request and upon availability of my schedule at a prorated fee.

What is Online Therapy?

Online therapy is mental health counseling provided via the Internet. Sometimes it is called e-therapy, distance therapy, telehealth, or Internet therapy. Online therapy can be done by texting, video chatting, voice messaging or audio messaging with licensed therapists online.

What about Video Chat Therapy?

While video chat therapy does allow for more accessibility, it does not eliminate some of the key challenges that traditional therapy faces. More and more clients are now opting for message therapy as an even more convenient and affordable solution.

What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in reading. Kids with dyslexia have trouble reading accurately and fluently. They may also have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling and writing. Dyslexia is a lifelong condition that makes it difficult for people to read. It’s the most common learning issue. The condition can definitely be improved to a great extent through remedial education. Dyslexia is mainly a problem with reading accurately and fluently. Kids with dyslexia may have trouble answering questions about something they’ve read. But when it’s read to them, they may have no difficulty at all. Dyslexia can create difficulty with other skills, however. These include:
  • Reading comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Writing
  • Math

Common Signs of Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a language-based disability that affects both oral and written language. With help, children with dyslexia can become successful readers. Find out the warning signs for dyslexia that preschool and elementary school children might display.