Abigail M. McNally, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist and Psychoanalyst
Beginning the search for a psychoanalyst or psychotherapist can be an especially daunting task. Below Dr. McNally answers a few practical questions about the process of beginning a consultation and possible treatment.
What if I'm not sure what I need or want to do?
I am happy to be available for a brief phone consultation to answer any preliminary questions you may have about therapy, psychoanalysis, my orientation and background, or anything else. From there, we may decide to set up an initial in-person consultation (or two) for us both to decide whether or not I am the right person to help you. If we are not a fit for whatever reason, I am happy to provide you with name(s) of fellow colleagues who may be better suited to address your individual needs. If we both feel I am the right person to help, we may begin individual psychotherapy at that time at once or twice a week. Alternatively, if we agree that you would like to begin an analysis, we will likely begin with a single session (or two, if possible) and add third, fourth, and/or fifth sessions as soon as open times become available.
Fees, insurance, payments?
Unfortunately, I am not on any insurance panels at this time. My practice operates on an out-of-pocket basis only. I would be happy to discuss specific fees and any other payment-related questions at our initial phone contact.
How should I reach you?
Feel free to call my office line at (617) 492-0750 and leave a message with good times to try to reach you. Alternatively, you may fill out the field to the right with your name, phone, email, and a brief message. I will be back in touch as soon as possible. I look forward to speaking to you.