My Approach to Helping
I strive to create a unique and individualized therapy for each client I work with, to build upon his or her personal strengths, address problems, and promote growth. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, especially adolescents age 12+, adults, and the elderly, on a wide range of presenting issues. I was trained as a school counselor and therefore I have a particular interest in working with teens and their parents. My philosophical approach is humanistic and existential, and I believe that developing an honest, trusting relationship between therapist and client is the principal factor for successful therapy and for achieving insight and change.
More Info About My Practice
I believe in having different options available to best meet client needs. I am one of very few local therapists that offers walking & talking sessions, which can take place either at the front or back of The Woodlands. While in-person sessions are always preferable, when there is a need, I can also do telephone and video conference sessions (as long as the client is a resident of the state of Texas). On a more limited basis, when it is appropriate and necessary, I can offer home visits for a supplemental fee.
While I do not accept direct payments from insurance, because it is not practical for me to do so, I am considered an out-of-network provider by all major insurances, which means you can submit receipts from me to your insurance company for reimbursement according to your plan.
My Role as a Therapist
To be present with and fully accept the client, to enter their world to achieve an understanding of the problem(s), and to walk with them on the journey towards change.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
When therapy goes bad, there was something fundamentally wrong in the relationship between the therapist and client. Perhaps the client didn't feel completely comfortable, or listened to, or thought the therapist was being judgmental towards them. When the relationship is compromised, it is difficult if not impossible to get any work done, and it becomes a waste of the client's time and money. I would tell anyone who has had a negative previous experience in therapy, that the relationship makes all the difference in the world, and to have the hope that they can and will find the right fit with another counselor.