Frequently Asked Questions

No, therapy is not limited to individuals with mental health conditions. Therapy can benefit anyone who wants support, personal growth, stress management, relationship improvement, or guidance in navigating life’s challenges.

During a therapy session, we will have discussions where I actively listen, ask questions, and provide insights to help you explore your emotions and thoughts. I may also teach you specific techniques and tools to effectively manage your concerns.

I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma, especially when they have experienced this trauma early in their lives. I am particularly interested in helping adults who have Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Complex post traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). I also specialize in helping people who struggle with ADHD, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, and insomnia. I have developed a therapy for technology addiction based on my pioneering academic research on the topic. Lastly, I have a great deal of experience providing executive coaching for C-level executives, particularly those in the technology industry.

During EMDR, I guide you through eye movements or bilateral tactile or auditory stimulation while asking you to recall a situation or a feeling. EMDR allows the events that used to trigger the brain into overreaction to no longer have the same effect.

EMDR intensive sessions are focused sessions, conducted over the weekend that can last from 4-6 hours per day. They are designed to condense your progress over a short period of time and work to provide faster, more efficient change. I provide EMDR intensives for current clients, to clients who are working with another therapist as adjunct therapy, or to those willing to commute to the Boston region. Please contact me if you are interested in EMDR intensives.

ART is a newer treatment that uses eye movements and your creativity to change the way your brain stores traumatic and distressing memories. Research has shown its efficacy with a wide variety of conditions including PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, cutting, and low self image. I was trained in ART by its founder, Laney Rosenzweig.

While both ART and EMDR use eye movements, ART is different in two substantial ways: 1) Clients see improvement in the symptoms much more quickly using ART than EMDR and 2) Unlike EMDR, clients do not have to talk about distressing events. Because of these two reasons, clients engaging in ART experience more limited exposure to disturbing memories.

That is a decision that we make together. We will talk about how each form of therapy fits with your experiences, your goals for therapy, and your preferences for processing distressing events. For instance, one person may have been in therapy before and have a good sense of what they want to address using a brief treatment, while another may be starting out and need to explore why they are feeling the way they are feeling before moving on to processing using either ART or EMDR. If you’d like to talk more about which is right for you, I invite you to schedule a free consultation with me.

Executive coaching is designed to help C-level executives realize their full potential. Using my in-depth understanding of leadership techniques and executive psychology, I provide individualized advice that is in line with your unique objectives which may include improving your work-life balance, honing your strategic thinking, decision-making, or communication skills. I have decades of experience working with C-level executives, especially those in technology startups. Please follow this link to schedule a free confidential consultation if you’d like to discuss your objectives.

Measurement-Based Care is the evidence-based practice of systematically and routinely assessing your progress through the measurement of symptoms and functioning. I will ask you to report on your outcomes using brief, standardized surveys that will allow us to see your progress over time. We then discuss those results in the context of your treatment goals and adjust as necessary.

Technology addiction therapy, developed through my research conducted over decades, involves working with parents and the affected child in order to bring better balance to the child’s technology use. This is done by using cognitive and behavioral techniques such as modeling, education, and rewards systems to help adolescents overcome their dependence on technology.

I was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) by Dr. Gregg D. Jacobs, the developer of the therapy. Numerous studies have shown that CBT-I is more effective than medication for the treatment of insomnia. Additionally, The American College of Physicians recommend CBT-I as a first-line treatment for insomnia noting its effectiveness and safety compared to sleep medications. CBT-I involves addressing thoughts surrounding maladaptive sleep, feelings contributing to insomnia, and behaviors that maintain the insomnia.

This service, unique to Concord Counseling Associates, uses noninvasive EEG biofeedback to help you learn how to meditate or to strengthen your meditation practice. This involves wearing an EEG-sensing headband as well as noise-canceling headphones. Sounds are played through the headphones to help guide you in achieving a calm mental state. It is an efficient way to quickly begin to experience the benefits of meditation.

The duration of therapy varies depending on your individual needs and goals. Some people may benefit from short-term therapy that lasts a few weeks to a few months, while others may require longer-term therapy that spans several months or years. That being said, my goal is to use evidence-based practices to help you get back to leading your best life as soon as is practicable.

Yes, therapy is confidential. As a therapist, I am bound by professional ethics and legal obligations to maintain strict confidentiality. Please note that there are exceptions to this, such as when there is a risk of harm to yourself or others, or if there is a court order demanding the release of information.

When selecting a psychologist, I encourage you to consider factors such as my qualifications, experience, specialization, and approach to therapy. It’s essential to find someone with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting therapeutic relationship. You can schedule a free 15-minute consultation to see if we’d be a good fit by scheduling a free consultation.

I trained in both the clinical and counseling psychology programs at Penn State University, was a fellow for over a decade at Harvard University, and have taught at Oxford University. I spent many years in academia teaching graduate-level counseling students and studying the impact of technology on psychological well-being. My work has been published in highly ranked academic journals and has been cited by numerous media outlets including NPR, The New York Times, The Atlantic, WIRED, CNN, and NBC.

Yes. I have decades of experience working with individuals who have endured systemic oppression because of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, age, colonialism, classism, or ableism. I view these types of oppression as traumatic events that we can treat using an inclusive and trauma-informed lens.

I am located at 97 Lowell Road inside of Concord Chiropractic in Concord, MA

Yes, I offer house calls / in-home therapy. House calls and travel time are billed at my current rates. 

While I offer online therapy, given the work that I do, it is preferable that we meet in person. I am happy to discuss your specific needs around remote therapy and to come up with a plan that works best for you.

Yes. I offer a free 15-minute consultation so that we may see if I am the right fit for you. During this appointment, I’ll ask you to tell me about what brings you to therapy and what you’d like to get out of our work together. I’ll tell you about me and how I work and answer any questions you might have. You can schedule a free consultation with me by following this link.

I am considered out of network for the purposes of billing. As such, I do not submit claims to your insurance company. I provide a monthly Superbill, which is a breakdown of services rendered that you can submit to your insurance company to possibly obtain partial or full reimbursement. If your ability to receive services is contingent on insurance reimbursement, please contact your insurance provider to verify benefits prior to any appointments

My fees are as follow: 

50 minute psychotherapy session: $290

75 minute family psychotherapy for technology addiction session: $425

50 minute executive coaching session: $500

1-day EMDR weekend intensives: $2,500 and up

I reserve a proportion of space in my practice for individuals who may not otherwise be able to afford therapy. This generally applies to those who are unemployed or underemployed, specifically those who have endured the consequences of oppression related to gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, age, colonialism, classism, or ableism.

I accept debit or credit cards for services and it is necessary that a card be on file to book an appointment.

I am a heritage speaker of Spanish. Si quieres terapia en español, por favor mandame un mensaje para hablar de opciones.