• FAQs

    FAQs

    I offer an initial 15 minute phone consultation to give you an opportunity to ask questions about getting the help you want. It also helps me get a sense of what you’re looking for and the kind of changes you want to make. If we’re a good fit, then we can schedule your first appointment.

    Please create your personal account at the secure client portal here:

    https://marsharand.secure-client-area.com/portal/

    Your information is secure and fully encrypted; the portal is fully HIPPA-compliant.

    The first time you log in, you will be guided through completing the online documents necessary for receiving services. You will receive a Welcome email with some additional information and appointment reminders before each scheduled session.

    During the first minutes of this meeting, I like to hear a little about who you are – interests, relationship/family background, work, etc. We’ll then move deeper into your story and your goals. You’ll have a chance to ask questions about my approach, background, etc.

    As we’re getting to know each other, we’re both getting a clearer sense of whether I’m the professional you can trust to help you meet your goals.

    For counseling or therapy, we always meet weekly for the first few weeks, in the comfort of my office or online. Then we’ll decide together on the frequency that best helps you achieve your goals for therapy.

    For all other services, we will discuss frequency and decide on how to customize your plan to best provide the support and growth you desire.

    Click here to set up a free consult during which I’ll be able to give you an estimate based on your needs.

    There aren’t any hard and fast rules when it comes to this. It entirely depends on what brought you to therapy, your goals, and your effort to practice what you’re working on in your daily life.

    Each person takes a different path. Once you reach your goals, together we’ll decide whether to start the process of saying goodbye or focus on new goals.

    I promise to support you as long as you need, but no more than necessary. In some cases, clients prefer to check-in with me as needed or for monthly maintenance sessions after our initial work together ends.

    I’m glad you asked. I believe that the intangible thing that heals in therapy is a good fit between the client and the therapist. It’s that “connection” that only happens with certain people. As a person, I’m equal parts sensitive, practical, down-to-earth, and accessible.

    I speak honestly with a tactful way so you can hear the message and get the insight you need. Depending on what brings you to counseling, I can be collaborative and help you arrive at your own conclusions or I can be prescriptive – just let me know if you want a solution to your problems.

    As a seasoned licensed therapist, my approach is one that encourages deep lasting transformation based on your desired goals. I am uniquely qualified and skilled to help you address relationship and sexual concerns. After years of specialized training in sexuality, I earned certification as an AASECT sex therapist and and am in the process of becoming a certified supervisor. (You can read more my journey and training here.)

    For most of us, our relationships and sexual expression is typically a deeply personal and private area of our lives. I provide a safe space and safe relationship in which you can explore, heal and grow with confidence that your privacy and confidentiality is secure and that you are respected as a person.

    Still have a question I didn’t answer?
    Click here if you’d like to contact me about how I can help you experience deep intimacy and create your best relationship.

    Ready to get started?
    Click here to create your secure account and schedule an appointment.