Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Licensed Psychologist?

A Licensed Psychologist in the State of Oregon is a person with a doctorate degree and has been approved for independent practice by the Board of Psychologist Examiners ( to provide psychological services. Dr. Weitman’s Oregon License number is 1767. She also is licensed in the state of Washington Her Washington License number is PSYC.PY.60948521

Who do you see?

Dr. Weitman helps people with various mental health concerns. She currently treats adults, older adults, and couples. She specializes in treating Public Safety Personnel and survivors of traumatic incidents.

What should I expect in the first sessions?

You and Dr. Weitman will jointly create a plan for treatment based on your needs and goals. The type of treatment, the duration, and the frequency of visits will be collaboratively determined. There are many different methods that may be used to address your presenting concerns. Please feel invited to bring up any needs, requests, concerns, or questions.

How does the treatment work?

Psychological treatment is a shared responsibility between you and Dr. Weitman. Treatment will likely be more effective if you share your honest thoughts and feelings. It calls for a very active effort on your part. If you are engaged in treatment, you may be asked to work on things both during sessions and outside the office. Most problems have solutions, so if you are experiencing problems with the treatment process, please let Dr. Weitman know immediately.

What if I need to cancel an appointment?

Please cancel all appointments within 24 hours so that your scheduled time can be used by others seeking services. If you choose to send her an email, please follow up with a phone message if you do not receive a response. You may leave a message on Dr. Weitman's voicemail, even after hours. If not, you will be charged the full fee for the session.

Why Telehealth?

In light of current events related to Covid-19, and aligned with Oregon’s 'Stay Home, Save Lives’ policy, my practice offers online sessions until further notice. Once we have confirmed a virtual appointment, I will be providing detailed information for easily and securely attending sessions.

How does it work?

We will be meeting using a HIPAA secure platform called SimplePractice.

What is Telehealth? Through audio and video over the internet, you can meet with your clinician on-the-go from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device (iOS or Android)—it’s your choice! Telehealth allows us to connect anywhere with secure and convenient appointments that save you time and hassle. There’s no need to deal with traffic when you can schedule and attend your appointments directly from a laptop or mobile device. What equipment do I need? To participate in Telehealth appointments from your home, you need one of the following devices:

  1. Desktop computer with a webcam and speakers
  2. Laptop computer with built-in webcam and speakers
  3. Tablet device with built-in webcam and speakers
  4. Smartphone (Note: To use a smartphone, you must first download Telehealth by SimplePractice—available for iOS or Android in the app store)

You will also need an internet connection that is at least 0.35 mbps. For optimal results, a reliable, high-speed internet connection with a bandwidth of at least 10–15 mbps will minimize connection issues and provide the best quality.

Note: We recommend using the SimplePractice Internet Connection Test:

Please log in a few minutes prior to our scheduled meeting to test and troubleshoot any issues. Once you are logged into the virtual waiting room, I will see you that are available and waiting for me. I will connect and start our meeting as soon as possible. If I am delayed or we have technical issues, I will call you or send you an email.

For more complete information about how to use Telehealth, please download this PDF document:

Informed Consent & Documentation
Telepsychology has its own benefits and risks, so it is important that you be aware of these and consent before we proceed. The informed consent telehealth agreement will be sent to you when you make your appointment. A copy is here for your review.

WPS-Informed Consent for Telehealth031620.pdf