Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVAs)

Few people understand the psychological toll that a car accident can have, but many issues often arise in the aftermath of an accident–beyond the more well-known physical injuries–that make assessment and psychotherapy helpful. I have extensive experience working with victims of motor vehicle accidents. Some of the issues that I treat include:

  • Adjustment Difficulties (i.e. problems adjusting to physical pain and limitations (including loss of work, inability to enjoy daily activities, and negative changes in social relationships)
  • Symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Anxiety and avoidance as a passenger, driver, and pedestrian
  • Posttraumatic nightmares and flashbacks
  • General symptoms of depression and anxiety, including low mood and motivation, irritability, agitation, panic, and worry
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Cognitive issues such as poor memory and concentration


In most cases, we begin with an assessment, after which I write a detailed report describing psychological symptoms and treatment needs. From there, we submit to your auto insurer for a certain number of psychotherapy sessions, depending on your overall psychological functioning and need for clinical assistance.

Direct insurance billing is available to clients with open MVA claims.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch for a free phone consultation before booking.