In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, I temporarily closed my physical office in order to maintain the safety of clients and myself. I will assume we are meeting via video unless we have made other specific arrangements when the appointment was scheduled.
If you do not want to meet via the video session, please let me know. I may offer the option of talking on the phone without video feed or meeting in-person where appropriate*. My preference is to be able to see your face and for you to see mine. I believe that this face to face contact is, and will become, increasingly important as we move through this crisis. *Please note that telephone sessions are not billable to insurance, so you would be responsible to pay for phone sessions.
CURRENT CLIENTS: Please reach out as often as you find helpful via my client portal; I will respond as quickly as possible to all messages. If you need to speak with me urgently, please call me at 314-374-6278 – I will answer your calls when possible during daylight hours. In any case I will call you back within 24 hours or the next weekday. Please don’t hesitate to call back if you don’t get a response within this time-frame. PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS: Please feel free to contact me at 314-374-6278 or through the 'Contact Me' section of this website; I look forward to speaking with you.
The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. - Anonymous
After we schedule your session, you should receive an email with a link to the virtual office – you can connect to the session using a phone, tablet, or computer. If you use a phone or tablet for sessions, you will be directed to download a secure app to connect you to virtual office. If you can’t connect to the session at your scheduled time, please call or message me that you are having trouble linking to the session (you can also text me, but as always, I cannot ensure the privacy of text messages). The majority of connection issues have been able to be resolved quickly; however, if a connection cannot be established or maintained, we may transition to a telephone session. I appreciate your patience.
Please note: video sessions/teletherapy are a normal part of my electronic medical record software, which provides a secure form of communication that is fully compliant with relevant privacy practices/policies (HIPAA, HITECH, etc.). No part of the video session is recorded or saved electronically by the software.
If you need immediate attention, please contact your nearest emergency services (Emergency Department, Hospital, etc.). There is 24/7 support available via Behavioral Health Response Services [BHRS] at 314-469-6644, or toll free at 800-811-4760.
For information about COVID-19, please look to the Missouri Department of Health: https://health.mo.gov/ the Centers for Disease Control [CDC]: https://www.cdc.gov/and the World Health Organization [WHO]: https://www.who.int/
There is a huge amount of information on the internet, some of it is accurate, some of it is based on fear and fear-mongering; these are scary times, we do not need misinformation to increase our fear. As a general rule, if the site you are surfing is telling you who to blame for this crisis or in any other way is fueling your hate, please surf away from that site. Remember, Hate doesn’t protect anyone or anything.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Serving Greater Saint Louis including Clayton, Webster Groves, Des Peres, Ladue, Fenton, Brentwood, Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, and Ballwin, Missouri.