My Approach to Helping
My approach to therapy is a mixture of Humanistic, Solution focused and CBT. I utilize my 20 years of leadership and counseling experience to help achieving women build equity in their personal lives. I work with people to reach goals and find the root of the problems.
Feel free to call, email, or text me for an appointment. I work Monday through Fridays and offer same day appointments if available.
Thank you, and I look forward to working with you!
More Info About My Practice
Being a woman is a challenge. We play multiple roles and are expected to transition between them seamlessly and without complaint: Wife, businesswoman, parent, friend, daughter, sister, the list continues. Often, because we are pleasers, we bear the burden ourselves, convinced that if we voice the normal but troublesome thoughts we're having we will be rejected or admonished: "parenthood is hard" "I feel like I need more help" "This isn't the balance I want in life." We lose our voices and with that comes things like anxiety, depression, feelings of failure, chronic pain and other symptoms. It doesn't have to be this way.
While we can't change the reality that life is chaotic, we can absolutely change the way you respond. We can work to lessen the feelings of being out of control and move you to a place of "I've got this." We can work together to strengthen your stress management skills, bolster you as a person, and get you to where you are comfortable asserting your needs.
Collaboration is critical in therapy work- you and I are a team. You have a voice in the office. We work to gently make you accountable for where you are struggling and work to change behaviors so that you get what you need from your life, instead of life getting what it needs from you! Together we can cooperatively walk the path to the new reality you want.
My fees are $90.00 for a 60 minute session .
I accept credit cards, checks or cash for payment.
I accept Compsych Eap, Humana, Cigna and Tricare
What I Usually Need to Know to Help
When you come in you fill out a history form so that I can learn a little more about their family and their history. In the first session we will talk about what brought them into therapy and what they expect out of therapy. I also will ask if they have had experience in the past with therapists, and if so what was the experience and reason they went.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
I believe that therapy does not have that stigma that it did have for so long, years ago. Therapy has evolved over the years as the school of thought about going to see a therapist. People don't hesitate to go to a medical doctor to help them if they have a cold or another illness, but if they are stressed or other ailment they sometimes hesitate going to a therapist. Going to see a therapist could be one of the best things that you do for your over all health, and self care. It is nice to talk to a neutral party that will have advice and knowledge on the issues that may be troubling you that you may not be able to seek from family or friends.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
I believe it is important for the person seeking help to call and talk to different therapists before choosing the therapist they want. I offer a free 30 minute phone consultation as I feel that is a good way to get to know the therapist before you make the appointment. The person seeking therapy should also look at the different profiles to see if they have experience working with the issues they are coming in to therapy for.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Depending on the reason someone may be coming in to therapy will dictate the duration of frequency for appointments. Typically I see people weekly when they first come in and then if they are not experiencing too many distressing symptoms we may go to every other week. My sessions are 60 minutes, as I feel less than that makes it difficult to work on the issues that brought you in to the session that week.