Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you have evening hours?
A: I have office hours available on weekdays and two weekday evenings.

Q: How does psychotherapy make me feel better?
A: This is a difficult question to answer. In short, it gives a person more rope “at the end of their rope.”

In addition to hearing ideas and techniques they had not thought of, patients tell me they feel better in the presence of someone who is understanding them deeply as they address issues they would prefer to avoid. They feel more settled and have more energy to bring to bear on their problems. Together we find out important information. The good things tend to be unanticipated. The feared bad things that do appear are more manageable with two of us.

Q: How are emergencies handled?
A: For established patients who experience an emergency situation, please tell my answering service that it is urgent. I will call you to learn about the problem and either help you get to a nearby emergency room or crisis center, or make an appointment to meet with you at my office as soon as I can, usually within 24 hours. I often refer patients to the people at the Waterbury Hospital Crisis Center.

Waterbury Hospital Crisis Center – 203 573-6500