My Approach to Helping
I am a whole person centered therapist who applies cognitive behavioral therapy to partner with you utilizing unconditional regard, assisting you in telling your story and examining how it has shaped you. Additionally we will examine life style behaviors and analyze your self-talk and thoughts to determine what changes are needed to transform your patterns and behaviors for a better future. We will develop clear goals and actions plans to ensure positive outcomes. I will create an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance, modeling hope and positive outlooks for the future and integrating faith as you desire. Additionally I counsel those in the helping professions who are experiencing compassion fatigue. NOW accepting Oscar and Elements Behavioral Health and new LPC Interns.
More Info About My Practice
I accept American Behavioral, BCBS, Humana, Aetna, United, Beacon Health, Oscar, Elements Behavioral Health and Value Options. I also am a provider for the following Employee Assistance Programs - ACI, American Behavioral, Aetna, Chestnut, Humana, Wellspring, and United.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I feel particularly qualified to treat anxiety disorders, including OCD, depression and mood disorders, trauma, co-dependency, self-image, and spiritual issues having led groups and individuals into healing in these areas. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certificed Compassional Fatigue Professional.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
The puspose of psychotherapy is to assist in several arenas; mainly working through past issues which may have affected cognitive, emotional, and life functioning, correcting maladaptive thinking and negative self-talk, and learning positive thinking and action planning to improve life functioning in the present and for a more positive future.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
In general I see my clients weekly for 6-8 weeks to work through the presenting problem. At that time the client and I will discuss and decide together the next steps, which at times includes meeting every other week for a month or two to ensure stabilization before ending the therapy process. We will decide together when it is appropriate to end therapy.