FAQ

Questions and Answers


Q: Do you only work with couples and families?
Q: How long can I expect to be seen in therapy?
Q: Should I be seen alone or with my spouse or family?
Q: What can I expect when I come to the office?
Q: I'm looking for a comprehensive plan for change. What do you recommend?
Q: I am concerned about confidentiality. Will my privacy be protected?
Q: Do you take insurance?
Q: Where is your office?


Q: Q: Do you only work with couples and families?
A: A: No, I work with individuals, couples, families and groups as well as doing evaluations and workplace consultations.

Q: Q: How long can I expect to be seen in therapy?
A: A: This is difficult to predict. A recent survey suggests patients are most satisfied with therapy that lasts at least six months.

Q: Q: Should I be seen alone or with my spouse or family?
A: A: Emotional pain experienced by an individual can be addressed in individual therapy. If the problems are primarily between a couple or family members, you probably need to be seen together.

Q: Q: What can I expect when I come to the office?
A: A: In the initial session, the goal is to make contact with you and your loved ones, find out about the problem, and orient you to the practice.

Q: Q: I'm looking for a comprehensive plan for change. What do you recommend?
A: A: A comprehensive treatment plan can include individual and/or family therapy, psycho-education (books, tapes, internet resources, seminars), and group therapy. See "The Basics" on this web site for establishing a foundation for such a plan.

Q: Q: I am concerned about confidentiality. Will my privacy be protected?
A: A: Much attention is paid to confidentiality. You will be given written and verbal explanations on your first visit.

Q: Q: Do you take insurance?
A: A: Yes, most plans are accepted.

Q: Q: Where is your office?
A: DIRECTIONS TO THE BUFFALO OFFICE From the 290 (Youngman Highway), take the Colvin Blvd. Exit, drive south on Colvin Blvd across Sheridan Drive to Highland Avenue. Turn left on Highland and drive one block. Englewood Avenue is a half right turn at the stop sign. Drive 0.75 miles or until you see the Getty gas station sign on your right. The office is a one story brick building with green shutters and black trim on your left with a fire hydrant and parking lot in the front. From Buffalo, drive Starin Avenue to Englewood Ave. Turn left and drive two short blocks. The office is on your right.