What to expect on your first visit:

I will meet you at the front door. My office is tucked away on a dead-end lane just outside Harvard square. I will send you a map and directions when we set up an appointment.

My office space is comfortable and provides a quiet place for us to work. It is important that we both feel “settled in” rather than rushed. Please plan to stay for two hours. I usually do one long session. We may decide to break and meet over two or three sessions.

Simply arriving at a diagnosis is not my goal. Specific symptoms and diagnostic criteria do help to organize some of the information that we will discuss. The diagnostic criteria (recently published in the DSM V) represent a small part of the emotional repertoire. I believe in arriving at a formulation that we will use to develop the treatment plan.


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