It is important to have a confidant who understands where you are coming from; someone with whom you can feel comfortable sharing your feelings and thoughts and dilemmas without being judged. We all need to have a space to express our deepest feelings and thoughts.
This can lead us to increase self-discovery. Then we can begin to freshen up our lives help ourselves to reset our direction for the future, knowing more deeply what we want.
We all need compassion. We generally gravitate toward compassionate people for they continue to help us to grow. They help us tap into a sense of our own power. We can then have a deeper sense of our own worth. It helps us to feel more authentic, more genuine.
Therapy can give us renewed energy to live, to engage in life; to enjoy life; and to be with ourselves and with
others. I am happy to share that same energy; that same acceptance; that same spirit; that same
compassion with my clients.
I see my clients as wanting to make changes in their lives and be open to find out how to make those changes.. As clients feel accepted, they feel ok to go inside and find out what is there?a neat person, a goodness, truth, wonder, and love of self. They then find the power to make those changes.
They find a new freedom within as they realize that they have choices, and then they gravitate toward generating those changes they want to make. They discover a new sense of relevance?a new meaning and significance to their lives.
or Call Mike Rankin, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04485
More Info About My Practice
Hours: Morning to evening: 9 am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 9am to 5pm on Friday.
Fees: Regular sessions are $120. Family /Longer sessions are $140. The intake is $175.
Most other services are provided at the hourly rate of $120.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am skilled at helping people make changes in their lives whether it be with their relationship issues with their significant other,with their parenting challenges, or with anxiety, depression, work issues, career challenges, drug and alcohol abuse or other problems that seem to come their way. I may not have faced every problem that my clients have face, but I do know about the process of change.
For those who want to change we can measure that change from session to session to determine how effectively the counseling is going. I use a well research instrument call Feedback Informed Treatment (F.I.T.) that measures how well therapy is progressing. We measure a client?s progress and measure how effective the counseling is helping the client to reach one?s goals.
It takes one or two sessions to gather information and in those first two sessions we define the issue(s) to be addressed and set a goal or two and develop a plan to meet those goals.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
People have incredible capacities to make changes to ensure not only their survival, and ability to problem solve, but especially to thrive and lead fulfilling lives. People who enter our lives are fascinating to talk to, share life and make sense of all they have to face. I find it a real treasure to be given the opportunity to meet people at a deep level and serve them as they make headway in their next challenge and process of change.
Oftentimes I am a witness to the change that is going on in others? lives. In other times I will encourage clients to keep going and to hope for they are evolving and making progress toward their goals. Clients have many resources they need, I help them name those resources so they can call upon them when they need those talents. I help people discern what gifts they have, what values they live by, and how they can expand their options in making choices that are difficult but can be very useful and helpful. I find that my job is really my life, for it is a gift to be serving others. I learn so much and I grow. I have such admiration for my clients.