My Approach to Helping
I believe that everyone deserves to experience happiness and well-being. I try to help people to build upon their strengths and to increase their positive mental/emotional energy. I provide a warm, empathic, and nonjudgmental environment in which you can feel safe to explore daily stressors, life transitions, relationship issues, and trauma. I have an eclectic style of therapy, using cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt, guided imagery, relaxation techniques, mindfulness skills, and EMDR. I am flexible and try to tailor the therapy to the needs of the client. I have experience working with diverse populations, including people with severe mental illness and people with mild intellectual disabilities. If you are stuck in unhealthy life patterns, searching without a clear path, or feeling like you have lost your sense of self, I would like the opportunity to be a support, a guide, and an advocate on your journey to improved health and happiness.
More Info About My Practice
I accept most major insurances. Fees for sessions are $125 for the initial session and $100 for further sessions. I do offer sliding scale fees.
My Role as a Therapist
You are the expert on you. I am here to be a support and a guide on your journey to happiness and wholeness. I will be your partner in this process and keep the hope when you have none. I will help you to trust your intuition and believe in yourself while gaining new insights into your issues and developing new life skills. I am an advocate for clients when they need one, whether it is with family or other providers.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
I see many clients who have had previous negative experiences in therapy. What is most important is that you keep trying to find the right therapist for you. It is very important that you feel comfortable with the therapist and that you let the therapist know what you need from him/her. Therapists are people, too, and do make mistakes. It is important to let the therapist know if something bothers you so that it can be dealt with within the therapeutic relationship. It helps me be a better therapist when a client expresses frustration or discontent with me. I welcome it, as I think it benefits both people and the therapeutic relationship. It also helps to develop trust and a sense of being a team.