What can I expect at my first appointment?
The initial appointment will average between 60-75 minutes long. A complete individual and family history will be obtained, including psychiatric and medical history, occupational, educational and social information. All of these pieces, past and present, are important; as they contribute to the person you are today. Therapy is then individualized to meet the needs of each person.
What will it cost?
For those who have insurance, you will be responsible for the co-pay, as you would at other medical appointments. The co-pay is due at the time of your appointment, and may be paid by check or cash. Please check your insurance card for co-pay amounts and other information. For those without current health insurance, there is a flat discounted rate available. Please inquire when you call to schedule your appointment.
What is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) are licensed at the clinical level, in their state of jurisdiction, to practice independently. After completing a master’s program at an accredited school of Social Work, they complete a minimum of two full-time years of post-masters, supervised clinical training and must pass a licensing exam. LCSWs provide psychotherapy to address interpersonal and/or family conflicts; life management issues; and behavioral/emotional disturbances. LCSWs are qualified to assess, diagnose, and treat mental illness.