My Approach to Helping
I am a firm believer that everyone can benefit from therapy! Counseling and therapy provide you with an opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, comfortable setting where you are never judged and always supported through the journey. My approach to counseling is to develop a unique therapeutic relationship with each of my clients, and to assist you in making the changes in your life that can lead to improved well-being and greater satisfaction in your relationships with significant others and, most importantly, your relationship with yourself.
Life is short. You don't have to spend another day feeling lost, confused, or alone. Together we can find ways to help you be the best version of you possible.
If you've never been to a therapist before you might be a little nervous about making the first call. I have been in those shoes myself and I understand. Please know that I will welcome you and make sure you are comfortable every step of the way.
I commend you for making the decision to speak with a therapist. I hope to talk with you soon.
More Info About My Practice
Currently accepting new clients for day, evening, and weekend appointments in my East Lansing office, conveniently located near the campus of MSU on Hagadorn Road, just north of Mt. Hope Road.
Please contact me to discuss payment options and insurance. I offer an affordable hourly rate for those without mental health insurance coverage. If I am not participating with your insurance provider I am happy to offer you this private pay option as well.
What I Usually Need to Know to Help
At our first appointment I will gather information about you in order to better assist you. This will include the basics about your family background, your work, your interests and hobbies, and your relationships. I'll also ask a bit about your health and wellness. As you grow more comfortable with me. we will explore some of these areas a bit further. You are always encouraged to share openly and honestly with me, as I can only help you with challenges that I know about. Therapy is a very fluid experience and what we explore from session to session will depend on your needs at that time. We will learn and grow together.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Please know that therapy is not a life-long commitment. Some people do engage in therapy for many years because they enjoy having someone to talk with and process challenges with. Others simply need a "fine-tuning" now and again. You may decide that therapy is not for you, and that's OK! But I encourage you to try. Yes, you'll be nervous the first time you arrive for an appointment. But I believe that you will soon find yourself comfortable, and ready to explore the aspects of your life that are not fulfilling to you. Finding a therapist that you connect well with and trust can be a wonderful gift.