Michael DeMarco, PhD
|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LMHC - 002337|
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Fees: We have a variety of sliding scale and insurance options and are happy to work out a rate with you based on your financial situation.
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Deciding to go to therapy is such a courageous first step. Finding a therapist can seem like such a daunting task. You see profile after profile with jargon and psychobabble, and all you want is to feel better - now. My practice uses an evidence-based style of therapy akin to learning a language. We should be able to measure the progress you're making from session to session and teach you a real set of skills to help you start to deal with the next conflict that comes up in your life- because there will be another conflict. But here's the thing- you have more choices than you know in how you deal with those inevitable conflicts. It doesn't take years of psychoanalysis to help you make radical, lasting changes in your life. It's time.
Email or Call Michael DeMarco, PhD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 29181
More Info About My Practice
My staff and I are a group of compassionate clinicians who are sex-affirming (whether straight, queer, lgbt, or anywhere in between). We are here to help you design the life that works for you - not one based on the lives you think everyone else has, or the life you think "normal people" have. We are not here to be your moral compass, guru, rabbi or advice-columnist. We ARE here to help you learn to speak a language that will help you, REALLY help you identify the areas where you're feeling stuck and making yourself miserable.
My Role as a Therapist
Though therapy with us might start out with a bit of a learning curve, you can expect a focused, structured, dynamic session from week to week. We see our role as collaborative- that means we're not there to tell you how to live your life, and why, but how to use the language of therapy to identify the areas that aren't working for you and how to actively make lasting changes. You'll learn some techniques to get you going, and we'll use those techniques from week to week until you feel like you've mastered them and are ready to use them on your own.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
If you're going to make room for some therapy sessions with everything else that's going on in your life, you'd better make sure it's a great fit. We use a measurement at the beginning of every session to assess what's going on in your life, to better focus the session, then at the end of the session, you get to rate how well the session worked for you. Is our approach working? Did you feel heard and understood? Did you get to talk about the things that mattered most to you in the session? This is a revolutionary change from the old-school psychoanalysts who presume to tell you what ink spots and dreams mean and why you are the way you are, yet remain relatively silent and passive in the session. Your life is modern- your therapist should be, too.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Therapy is not a luxury. Modern therapists offer sliding fee scales and come up with a treatment plan as well as a way to measure the progress you're making from week to week to plan how long and how often therapy might be productive. While we do not put a minimum number of sessions on your problem, we do have a maximum, and do not work with people longer than 1 year. This keeps us actually making progress from session to session, and keeps both client and therapist from growing complacent, stagnant and dependent.
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Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Clinical Supervision
- Psychological Evaluation
Ages I Work With
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