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  • What is Sex Therapy?
    Sex therapy is a type of talk therapy that’s designed to help individuals, couples, or poly relationships address medical, psychological, personal, or interpersonal factors impacting sexual satisfaction. Sex therapy really isn’t that much different than any other type of talk therapy, except our focus is on sexual wellness and pleasure. The work we do together might be focused on undoing old beliefs or narratives that restrict us from experiencing healthy sexual encounters, it could be focused on pain, lack of arousal, performance anxiety, sexual identity, gender identity, kink, religious beliefs, roles in the relationship, the list goes on and on.
  • What type of issues do you specialize in?
    Relationship issues, such as mismatched desires Erectile dysfunction Unpleasant or painful sex Low sexual desire Lack of or difficulty achieving orgasms Body image or changes Pleasure expansion Gender journeys Sexual trauma and/or shame Feeling out of control of sexual behaviors Struggle between sexuality and religious values Exploration with partner(s)
  • What are your fees?
    Individual therapy and intimacy coaching: $175 for a 50 minute session Relationship therapy and intimacy coaching (2 or more clients): $200 for a 50 minute session or $225 for 90 minutes. Sex education or case consultation: $175 for 50 minutes
  • Are you seeing clients in person?
    I have a hybrid practice and see clients both on a secure video platform as well as in person in my Yardley, PA office.
  • Do you offer a sliding scale?
    I believe that therapy should be accessible to everyone; for this reason I reserve a limited number of reduced-fee weekly appointments (based on financial hardship). Please contact me to discuss further.
  • Do you take insurance?
    I acknowledge that the use of insurance can make therapy more accessible for many individuals but it often creates more barriers than access. I am not in network with any providers. I am happy to provide the necessary documentation for out of network claims filing but cannot guarantee your insurance will participate in reimbursements. Many people do not understand why therapists choose not to take insurance. Hopefully, some of your questions can be answered with the information below: Insurance companies require a diagnosis and medical necessity, meaning the insurance companies need proof that something is "wrong" and must be "fixed." You are a person with varied life experiences who is asking for support and engaging in self care. Therapy is for everyone, regardless of clinical presentation. Insurance companies require access to your file and notes made about our sessions together. Insurance companies follow their own set of rules regarding mental health care, and that includes the number of sessions they will cover. Often, insurances will only cover for certain diagnoses and require specific treatment. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all and how I approach sessions with clients depends on the individual needs of my clients. Due to the above, sex therapy and relationship therapy are often not covered by insurance companies. This is most of the work I do. Reimbursement rates from insurance companies are less than 60% of out of pocket fees. I am only able to provide care to clients if I am also taking care of myself. I am a better clinician when I am not extended past my boundaries and capacity. Reconciling insurance claims and payments is a part to full time job. I would have to hire additional administrative staff with no additional funding from the insurance company to support this position. Insurance companies can retroactively deny a claim and take money back that they have already paid. This decision rarely has to do with the quality of care provided. More often it has to do with whether a note was written on time, signed or coded correctly, or other items that are administrative in nature. This can distract from my clinical care and can become a financial burden. Navigating medical systems can be difficult and I know it can be challenging to find a provider that feels safe. I am happy to discuss and help you find a clinician that takes your insurance if that is your only option.
  • How will I know you're the right therapist for me?
    Finding the right therapist is crucial to your journey of personal growth and healing. You'll know I'm the right therapist for you if you feel heard, understood, and comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings in our sessions. The therapeutic relationship thrives on trust and connection, so if you find yourself looking forward to our meetings and are comfortable with the pace and direction of our work together, it's a positive sign. It's important that my approach aligns with your needs, values, and goals. If you feel a sense of relief, clarity, or even a newfound perspective after our sessions, these are indicators that we are on the right path. Remember, therapy is a collaborative process, and your active participation and comfort with your therapist are key components to achieving your therapeutic goals.
  • How often will I see you?
    I typically see individual and couple clients once per week or once every other week. Seeing each other on a weekly basis allows for the work to move along at a good pace, however, I recognize that for many people, therapy is an expense. I am flexible with scheduling because life ebbs and flows and as we work together, the need for space might ebb and flow as well.
  • Why do we need sex therapists?
    Sex is not something we openly talk about in this country. Although sex education is mandated in 39 states and the District of Columbia, the type of sexual education one receives is broad and based on the state and individual school district rulings. Of the states that require sex and/or HIV education, fewer than half require it to be medically accurate. And more states require sex education to stress abstinence than ensure medical accuracy. Not only does the education provided instill shame in many parts of our country, it isn’t required to even be true. This means there are a lot of people out there who have never received proper sex education and are not educated about their bodies, let alone how to have safe and healthy sexual relationships with themselves or others.
  • What states do you practice in?
    I am currently licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for adults 18+ years old.
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