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Individual Therapy

Change and Maintain Psychological Services provides in-person appointments in Lexington, MA, and online appointments to Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire

Do you have goals you want to achieve but find your current behaviors and thought patterns are getting in the way? If so, individual psychotherapy can help you recognize, understand, and eliminate barriers to achieving your goals and becoming the best version of yourself.

Man in Therapy

My approach to individual therapy starts with identifying 1 or 2 specific changes you want to make.

  • Maybe you’ve been trying to lose weight but keep giving up before you make meaningful progress. Or perhaps you succeed in reaching your goal weight, only to immediately fall back into old habits and regain the weight you lost.
  • Does it trouble you that the thing you look forward to most on the drive home from work is having a drink or using marijuana? Do you find you can’t relax or socialize without using substances and want to change that?
  • Do you want or need to save money for the future but instead find yourself spending on things you don’t need that don’t make you happy?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by tasks and projects and never get started on any of them? Or do you start multiple projects and never complete them?

Individual psychotherapy can help you overcome these habits and others. Once you identify a goal, I’ll help you take steps to build new habits to help you reach it. You’ll leave each session with a manageable homework assignment and some psychological tips and tricks to help you complete it.

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Some folks fear psychotherapy because they aren’t ready to dig up painful memories from the past. Others have been through therapy before, talked a lot about thoughts, feelings, and memories, maybe even felt good after the sessions, but found life stayed pretty much the same. You may worry that you can’t change your behavior until you feel better emotionally, but science shows that behavior change often leads to improved mood and healthier thinking, and it usually isn’t necessary to rehash past traumas and regrets to put them behind you. For those who are ready to dig deep, behavior change can loosen up rigid mental patterns and help you access insight.

Therapy

If you think individual therapy may be right for you, we’ll start with an initial evaluation. The initial visit is typically 60 minutes long, and the fee is $300. See the Initial Evaluation page for details on what that visit will be like. 

Individual psychotherapy visits are 45 minutes long, and the fee is $250 per visit. 30-minute visits are also available for $200. Visits are available in person and via telehealth. For those of you who are out of network and plan to seek insurance reimbursement, the code is 90834 for 45-minute visits and 90832 for 30-minute visits. Most people can make significant progress in 4 to 6 visits. Because you’ll be learning skills, you can continue to grow and make progress once therapy ends. I usually recommend people take a break after 4-6 visits, see how they do on their own, and return as needed for booster sessions. This process of active therapy with breaks for practice will help you identify your strengths and challenges so you can get the greatest value from your therapy sessions.                                                                                                                                                          

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Monday  

Telehealth

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday  

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11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday  

Telehealth

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday  

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9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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