My Approach to Helping
If you are searching for help today because you feel exhausted and hopeless from struggling with your teenager, I am here to help. Maybe you have had enough of "whatever", "I don't know" and door slamming. You love them, want them to grow into responsible adults, want to help them avoid making big mistakes and it's a lot of work! I know that this kind of stress can also cause tension between spouses, which makes the situation even harder. What I do is help families understand the important stuff all healthy teenagers need to do to grow up and we find a way to navigate through this.
The benefit of this work is that families build the courage and trust to allow their teenager the space to safely learn, grow and move toward grabbing onto to the brilliant opportunities for success that life has to offer.
More Info About My Practice
I think it is important that the people I work with know that I love what I do. I know that, as a therapist, I am doing my life's work. If what I have said here makes sense to you, send me an email or call. Let's talk about your questions, concerns, hestitations. Even if we don't end up working together, you will be closer to your answer about what the next step is for you and your family.
Just to answer some basic questions: My standard hourly rate is $180 per hour. Fees for sessions are due at the time of service. I do accept credit cards, including American Express.
I accept PPO insurance with all insurance plans that cover out-of-network providers. If you would like to use your insurance, please contact me first to find out if I am the right therapist to help you. If we decide to work together, please contact who will verify your benefits prior to our first session and make it easy and convenient for you to use your PPO insurance to help cover the cost of therapy sessions.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
We are all human beings which means we are inherently flawed. No one is perfect and everyone has their struggles. Just because a person goes to a therapist does not mean that are more weak or flawed than the next person. All it means is that a person is willing to get some perspective (because we can't see 360 degrees around our own self) or willing to learn about their humanness and find a way to manage it. It seems like acknowledging that one can't see everything/solve everything/know everything alone is just being realistic and, in fact, takes real strength and courage.
In my work as a therapist, I try to counter this stigma about therapy by normalizing the human experience of being flawed and teaching about ways that we can work with our flaws and vulnerabilities.