Online therapy is an ideal option if you:

  • Struggle with finding time to fit an appointment into your schedule. Not having to commute to your therapist’s office also means you have more choices to schedule your appointment at a time that is convenient for you.
  • Have difficulties securing transportation (e.g., if you do not have access to a car or cannot drive).
  • Have not been able to find the specialist you need within your local community.

In all of these cases, online therapy gives you an opportunity to connect with a provider that could be a great fit for you.

PSYPACT is an interstate compact designed to allow licensed psychologists to practice of telepsychology across state boundaries legally and ethically without necessitating that an individual become licensed in every state to practice.

I am an active PSYPACT provider since 2021 and my home licensure state is Maryland. I am authorized to work with patients in the following states:

Alabama (AL), Arizona (AZ), Arkansas (AR), Colorado (CO), Delaware (DE) District of Columbia (DC), Georgia (GA), Illinois (IL), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Maine (ME), Maryland (MD), Minnesota (MN), Missouri (MO), Nebraska (NE), Nevada (NV), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), North Carolina (NC), Ohio (OH), Oklahoma (OK), Pennsylvania (PA), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Virginia (VA), West Virginia (WV), and Wisconsin (WI).

Learn more about PSYPACT here.

On your first session, we will go over what you can expect from sessions with me. We will review legal and ethical responsibilities I have toward protecting your privacy and its exceptions, and address my office policies so that we have an opportunity to clarify any questions you may have.

We will conduct a diagnostic evaluation to better understand your problems. We will talk about your symptoms, current stressors and the ways in which you handle things. I will ask you about your medical and mental health history, your family and social network, and significant life events. Sometimes a diagnostic session may extend beyond the first visit depending on the complexity of your situation.

Based on this evaluation, we will decide whether my services are a good fit for your needs and develop an initial treatment plan.

Your treatment plan will guide what skills we will cover over the course of sessions. We will break down your goals into achievable parts, and we make sure that the topics or skills we cover in each session are relevant to complete your goals. Over time, we revisit and modify the plan as you complete your initial goals or decide on new ones.

No, it is not the best approach for everybody or every mental health condition. If you are experiencing suicidality, psychotic symptoms, severe addictions or eating disorders, you are more likely to benefit from in person treatment or a higher level of care. We will be able to determine if my practice is the right fit for your situation during your initial screening call.

As a licensed psychologist I am equipped to help you learn skills through psychotherapy. I do not prescribe medications.

I specialize in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is an evidence-based behavioral intervention for various mental health disorders. CBT has been shown to be as effective as (and in some cases, more effective than) medication for many mental health conditions because with CBT you learn lifelong skills to prevent symptom relapse.

However, if we find that your symptoms are currently so severe that they get in the way of processing what we discuss in session, or prevent you from completing tasks we agree upon between sessions, we can discuss the possibility of adding medication, as per evaluation and prescription by a psychiatrist.

We take your privacy seriously and take several measures to protect your confidentiality. We conduct videoconferencing sessions and store your medical records utilizing HIPPA-compliant secure systems. We likewise abide by HIPPA standards in safeguarding your information (e.g., our electronic communication policies) to reduce risks and threats to breaches of information. 

I am legally and ethically bound to keep the information that you share strictly confidential. However, there are a few exceptions. I will only ever disclose information regarding your status as my patient in the following situations:

  1. If I suspect that a child or vulnerable adult may be abused or neglected, I am legally required to report this to your state’s Protective Services or the Department of Human Services.
  2. If you make a serious threat to harm yourself or another person, the law requires me to try to protect you or that other person. These actions may include notifying the potential victim, contacting the police, or seeking hospitalization for you.
  3. In some legal proceedings, a judge may order my testimony if he/she determines that the issues demand it. I am legally required to comply with these requests.
  4. When you give me explicit written permission to do so, e.g., to coordinate care with your physician or psychiatrist.

I will inform you anytime I have to act on these exceptions so we can address any concerns you may have.

Click here to review our Notice of Privacy Policies.