Frequently asked questions have been grouped together in this section. Each of the categories below leads to another whole page where the answers to each subquestion has been spelled out in detail.  For a compendium of Fact Sheets click here.

Like everyone else in the world, the economic downturn has hit me hard and I'm trying to figure out whether I can afford therapy so what should I budget and for how long?

How much does it cost?

How long does it take?

What is your track record or success rate?

Do you accept insurance?

What will insurance pay?


I've been told I have a chemical imbalance in my brain and that I'm genetically predisposed.  So how is talk therapy supposed to help with that?

What are thoughts?

What is depression?

What is anxiety?

Some people (Woody Allen would seem to be a famous example) seem to stay in therapy for years and years but I can't see that it does them any good.  So why therapy anyway?

Why do people go to therapy?

What benefits can I expect?

What can I expect in a therapy session?
Is therapy confidential?

You call your therapy "strategic"--what does that mean and why do you call it that when you say your approach to therapy is cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal?

What is strategic psychotherapy?
Why is it important to increase positive emotions?
What is sex therapy?
What is infertility counseling?
Why would you want to include clinical hypnosis as part of therapy?


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