Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.
Is a sexuality counselor and educator like a sex therapist?
No. I do not diagnose, and I do not initiate psychological treatment. By asking questions, I will assess your needs and together, we will set counseling and learning objectives. I will provide information and offer solutions to challenges you may face. Sex therapy can require months or longer; sexuality counseling and education may help you reach your learning objectives in one or several sessions because we are focused on solutions you can implement right away.
What does a consultation include?
Each session lasts an hour. At the first session, we will discuss the reasons for your visit, establish how you want me to help you, and discuss your concerns. We will engage in conversation, and I may draw or show illustrations, recommend resources, or assign homework to help you move toward reaching your goals. I may recommend sexual aids or adult products, but I do not sell or distribute them. At the end of the session, we will determine whether further sessions would be helpful.
Where do you work?
I see clients in the New Jersey Center for Sexual Wellness, which is housed within medical offices in Bedminster, New Jersey as well as Morristown, NJ. The offices are wheelchair accessible and staffed by caring personnel. For clients who are outside the geographic area, I can conduct sessions by phone or on DoxyMe.com, which is an encrypted platform for healthcare providers. Online sessions must be prepaid through this website’s Shop.
Will my visit remain confidential?
Yes. I won’t discuss your visit with anyone unless you ask me to.
How much does a consultation cost?
Visits are $175 per hour. Payment by check or cash is due at the time of service or can be pre-paid through this website’s Shop.
What kinds of clients do you see?
I work with teens, individual adults, and couples of all genders and orientations. Clients under 18 need their parents or caregivers to sign a permission slip acknowledging that I will not share what their teens say during the session except in a case where I suspect the teens may be a danger to themselves or others. When I work with pre-adolescents, parents/guardians remain with them during sessions and workshops.
Is your service covered by insurance?
Insurance companies don’t currently reimburse for sexuality counseling education. However, you may be able to use your workplace health savings account to offset consultation; it’s worth asking!
Do I need a referral?
No, you do not. While healthcare providers and therapists often refer patients to me, you’re welcome to call independently. No referral slip is necessary.