Therapy

 About Therapy at Healing Therapies Cape Cod

Most individuals develop coping skills and resources to help them navigate their way through life.  The range of methods used may be varied, but what was useful in the past may not prove to be effective now. 

There are times when life’s challenges may require additional support in the form of professional help.

I offer therapy for individual clients (ranging in age from adolescents to elders) and for couples.  I welcome clients of all races, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, religious and spiritual paths. My approaches to treatment are informed by a number of Guiding Sources.

I also offer classes on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, “Bringing Mindfulness to Life”, Mindfulness and Eating and a monthly group for people who have taken mindfulness classes with me or elsewhere.

Here are some of the issues that clients bring to therapy:

  • Stressful and challenging situations
  • Emotional pain
  • Effects of Trauma
  • Mood disorders, depression, anxiety
  • Addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, food
  • Binge eating, emotional eating
  • Job dissatisfaction
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Sexual orientation, gender identities
  • Midlife, menopause
  • Aging, death and dying
  • Low self esteem
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Desire to change self-defeating behaviors
  • Feeling stuck
  • Life transitions

Benefits of engaging in therapy:

  • Being seen, heard and validated just as you are
  • Taking time to focus on yourself in a safe, comfortable environment
  • Learning to offer yourself interested attention and kindness
  • Receiving support and encouragement as you work on your goals
  • Repairing early missed attachment experiences
  • Learning skills to reduce stress and manage your moods and emotions more effectively
  • Exploring your patterns of behavior and how they reflect and reinforce self-limiting beliefs
  • Examining communication skills; learning and practicing more effective ones
  • Developing and practicing resources to help heal trauma
  • Attaining and maintaining recovery from alcohol and other drug use and abuse
  • Recognizing triggers and how to handle them mindfully
  • Transforming limiting beliefs and habits
  • Experimenting with new ways of being in the world
  • Exploring and enhancing spiritual connection
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Becoming your “authentic” self
  • Exploring your creativity and special gifts
  • Developing a deeper sense of connection with self and others
  • Finding relief from suffering

Rates and Insurance

The cost of therapy is always an important consideration. If you are paying out of pocket, my fee is $100 for 50 minutes.

If you have insurance that covers psychotherapy, the cost to you is significantly less. The healthcare plans I work with include:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield,
  • Boston Medical Center Health Net Plan
  • Boston Neighborhood Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Pacificare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Behavioral Health

If you have one of these plans, you pay your co-pay and I bill your insurance company. Depending on the diagnosis, you may have 25 or more visits a year.