getting started

The questions below are ones that people generally have before they begin therapy.

Q. How long do sessions last?

A. Unless we have arranged otherwise, therapy sessions last 53 minutes.

Q. When could we meet?

A. Usually, I see clients on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. In addition to some daytime appointments, I also offer appointments after 5pm on these days for your convenience. At this time, I do not offer appointments on Fridays or Saturdays.

Q. What client populations do you serve?

A. I work with pre-teens (ages 10-12); teenagers; and adults of all ages. I am happy to work with clients from any background. My training and focus is in working with individual clients. For those who seek couples' counseling, family therapy, or therapy for a child less than 10 years old, I would be pleased to provide you with a referral.

Q. Do therapy clients need to be located in Michigan to work with you?

A. Currently, all therapy clients must be physically located in Michigan at the time of service.

Q. What approaches do you use in therapy?

A. Great question! I work from an integrative standpoint that blends cognitive-behavioral, existential, solution-focused, and mindfulness approaches. You won't be lying on a couch talking about your childhood; instead, we'll explore practical tools that can help you to feel better. I recognize that you are the expert on your own life. I simply provide a "mirror" of sorts to help you to figure out your own feelings.

Q. Where can I learn more about your experience and credentials?

A. Please click here.

Q. Are there any areas in which you specialize?

A. Yes. Please see my list of specialty areas by clicking here.

Q. What is online therapy like?

A. It's simple, safe, and convenient. You can log on from anywhere in Michigan. As long as you're in a private space where no one can overhear our conversation, teletherapy is easy. Simply log on to www.doxy.me/adamduberstein a few minutes before your scheduled appointment. Then, type in your name. After that, we will be able to meet.

Q. What if we have Internet connectivity or technology problems?

A. That's not an issue. If you experience trouble with Doxy.me, please download Google Duo. In many situations where Doxy won't work, Duo does. If you still experience tech issues, there may be other workarounds.

Q. Can a psychologist prescribe medication?

Psychologists practicing in Michigan or Ohio are not permitted to prescribe medication. However, I can put you in touch with a psychiatrist who can help you to assess whether medication may be appropriate for your situation.