Who I Help
I work with adults, young adults, couples and family systems.
My specialty is the psychology of changing patterns of behavior. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and my work is often informed by the insight of a Psychodynamic perspective. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a practical approach that helps my clients to make changes in the here and now. At the same time I believe that understanding the subconscious motivations of our actions (using Psychodynamic principles) can be very helpful as we work to change behavior.
I am experienced in the treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction and relationship issues. Other areas of particular specialty include eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or BED, compulsive overeating, orthorexia), obesity, overweight, weight loss, weight management, chronic dieting, body image and recovery from Gastric Bypass and Gastric Banding procedures. In the treatment of addiction, specialties include alcoholism, drug addiction, food addiction and recovery.
I am located in Nashville, Tennessee in the Hillsboro Village area. My address is 1901 Acklen Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212. We are across from the Acklen Post Office and down at the dead end of the street where we have convenient free parking.
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Fees for individual therapy:
Fees for couple and family therapy:
Payment is due at the time of service. Cash, check, Visa/Mastercard/AmEx are accepted.
I am not on any of the insurance panels and I do not file insurance claims for my clients. My clients pay me and then they work with their insurance company if they wish to receive reimbursement. I am happy to provide the documentation needed for my clients to file with their insurance companies. If you choose to file with your insurance company, they will require that I provide a diagnosis. Click here for insurance filing instructions.
I work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Most days I take my first appointment at 9:10 am and my last appointment at 4:10 pm. I do not work on Saturdays.
Making an appointment.
I answer my own phone and schedule my appointments personally. Phone 615.298.2978, leave a message on my confidential voice mail and please tell me what time is a good time to call you back.
I charge full fee for appointments not canceled 24 hours in advance. The only exceptions are emergency situations and illness that results in absence from school or work. Occasionally, I will not charge for a last minute cancellation if I am able to work a client in that same day or week-but that is not always possible.
Late arrival for appointments.
Since I usually have clients booked back to back I must adhere to a strict schedule. The clock starts ticking at the time that your appointment is scheduled to begin and I am available to see you. If a client is 10 minutes late then they lose that time resulting in a 40-minute session. Of course, if I am running late, that would not affect the client's 50 minutes.
Psychologists and clinical social workers have a strong privileged communication law in our state that carries the same legal status as that of attorney-client. What you talk about in your established relationship with me is protected by privileged communication laws and confidentiality principles, with the exception of certain specific actions (i.e. clear and imminent danger to self and/or others or suspected child abuse). With these exceptions, unless you specifically sign a release of information authorizing me to talk to someone, all communications are kept private, confidential, and privileged (i.e., if someone calls my office asking for you, I will not acknowledge even knowing you unless you tell me otherwise). I strive to maintain the sacredness and privacy of your confidential communications with me.click here for insurance filing instructions