My Approach to Helping
We all go through periods in which we begin to feel and think differently. What we once assumed would always be true changes. Perhaps, we simply no longer feel like ourselves or are relationships no longer feel like how we remember them.
A variety of things can initiate these changes. Our marriage may not be working. Someone may leave a relationship. We may lose our job. Our child may be making dangerous choices. Someone we love may be drinking too much... But no matter the circumstance, the key is in how you cope with these changes.
For over two decades, I've been helping people just like you navigate these types of changes.
My job as a licensed psychotherapist is to make sure you can talk about, work through, and overcome the issues that matter most, without judgment, all while feeling respected, heard, understood, and empowered to create the changes you seek.
While clients often leave sessions feeling relieved, the most important part of our work together is the time you're not in session with me. If you have sessions with me once per week, how you are feeling and thinking the other 167 hours we're not together? The goal of our work together is for you to NOT be dependent on sessions with me as soon as possible.
You can also ask me any questions and I'll share my thoughts with you. I'm not one of those therapists who "just sits and listens" ... I will offer you suggestions to navigate the challenges you are facing and you can decide if what I am saying is of value for your particular situation.
I'll also teach you the skills you need to calm yourself down, whether you're angry, sad, or afraid. And we'll work together to get to the root of the problem so you can heal at the deepest level, as this is how to create real, positive, lasting change... My intention is that you walk away able to navigate change differently for the rest of your life!
Last but not least...
Please note that I only provide online counseling and therapy. Fortunately, my clients have been surprised by how well tele-therapy works... and how easy it is! After all, it's our working relationship that allows change and growth to occur, not the comfort of my office. Your privacy is always my highest priority, and I encourage you to visit my website or contact me today for more information about how I can help you realize and live the best life possible!
More Info About My Practice
My fee ranges from $220 to $230 for a 45-minute session.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am trained in Affect Management Skills Training. The advantage in using this approach is that the focus begins with the client learning the skills to calm one's feelings. Later, we address the underlying reasons for painful feelings. These techniques are very effective in resolving trauma.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
For a variety of reasons, I only provide online counseling and therapy at this time. Fortunately, tele-therapy is almost identical to the more traditional, in-office counseling and psychotherapy services most of us are used to, with one major exception... our tele-therapy sessions are conducted via live, high-resolution, HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing platforms instead of you and I sitting together in the same room. So if you've ever used Skype or FaceTime... tele-therapy is really no different.
I know a lot of us have preconceived ideas about what counseling and psychotherapy should "look like" ? whether or not you've been in therapy before, we've all seen countless images of clients and therapists sitting together in a comfortable, private office ? but the setting is far from the most important element of the work we do together.
The relationship we create and build is what allows change and growth to occur... not how comfortable my office chairs are, or how well lit my waiting room is. ?
And, less you think tele-therapy is something new or untested, it's actually been used successfully since the late 1990s for hundreds of thousands of therapy sessions across the United States, and over 20 years of research and over 40 academic studies have shown tele-therapy's effectiveness time and time again.
In fact, the vast majority of my clients have been surprised by how well tele-therapy works... and how easy it is!
When all is said and done, tele-therapy offers you an effective, convenient, cost-effective, consistent, and secure means of getting the help and support you need and deserve!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have or to schedule an appointment, and I'll look forward to speaking with you and helping however I can.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
The most important factors in choosing a therapist is that you like them, they like you, and you think they can help you. The relationship between the client and therapist is very important in the effectiveness of the treatment.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
I have been providing "rapid therapy" using a variety of techniques such as Psych-K, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), and hypnosis, for the better part of the past 25 years. While clients often leave sessions feeling relieved, the most important part of our work together is the time you're not in session with me. If you have sessions with me once per week, how you are feeling and thinking the other 167 hours we're not together? The goal of our work together is for you to NOT be dependent on sessions with me as soon as possible, which can happen much sooner than you may think!