Psychotherapy is a general term referring to therapeutic interaction or treatment contracted between a trained professional and an individual patient, family, couple, or group. The issues addressed are psychological in nature and can vary in terms of their causes, influences, triggers, and potential resolutions.
Accurate assessment of these and other variables is dependent on the practitioner’s capability and can change or evolve as the practitioner works with each patient individually. Psychotherapy attempts to increase the individual’s sense of his/her own well-being.
Psychologists employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behavior change that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or patient, or to improve various types of interpersonal relationships.
In her private practice, Dr. Stein specializes in mood disorders, personality disorders (e.g. conflicts in interpersonal relationships), family violence, rape trauma syndrome, sexual abuse, aspects of trauma/abuse and issues of sexuality and gender identity.
Each patient begins with a thorough assessment. This allows Dr. Stein an opportunity to effectively consider your unique history and the reasons why you have decided to participate in psychological treatment. Treatment planning for each patient is then crafted, with your goals and needs incorporated.
Sessions are scheduled weekly, at your convenience. Treatment is routinely reviewed to assure progress and effective benefit from services. Termination is planned in advance with gradual reduction in schedule and active planning with each patient.
Session fee: $195
Insurance is not accepted, however, Dr. Stein will complete monthly Health Insurance Claim Forms on behalf of her patients who may be eligible to receive reimbursement from their health insurance carrier (e.g. PPO, POS;).