My Approach to Helping
"Believing the judgments; too many obligations?" "Are you resisting what's here?" "Expected to roll over?" "Internal dialogue?" I am a licensed therapist, serving children and adults for 15+ years. For therapy to be effective, the person must feel emotionally secure with the therapist as well as have confidence in her ability. Ultimately, this matters more than the therapist's orientation. With my clients, I am a focused listener who seeks to get to the heart of the problem in an empathetic and direct way. I create a safe environment in which to explore painful emotions and conflicts.
Is there anything required of me for counseling? How long do I have to attend?
Therapy requires a commitment of time, energy, and money. Therefore, you should be very careful about the therapist you select. Therapy isn't something you can attend once and expect maximum results. Most therapy requires a minimum of three months or 12 sessions to see maximum results; however, a recommendation will be made for you specific to your issues. Second, it requires a commitment of energy & effort. Clients who are involved in & take responsibility for their treatment experience a better outcome than those who show little to no effort. Third, it takes a commitment of money. Although insurance may pay the greatest amount of your treatment, there are still co-pays and deductibles.
MAJOR GOAL OF THERAPY
Metta Counseling Services uses multiple approaches to therapy and your sessions go with the flow of your needs and unique individual personality. We invite you to feel comfortable being yourself in a safe/accepting therapeutic setting, actively participating in your wellness.
The METTA COUNSELING SERVICE philosophy creates an environment where clients are able to express themselves freely without prejudice or judgment. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from "word of mouth" referrals.
More Info About My Practice
* Gender: Female
* Years in Practice: 15+ Years
* Avg Cost (per session): $110
* Sliding Scale: Yes
* Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
* Some Insurance Plans Accepted
* Private Pay
o I do work with some insurance companies, provided they cover at least a portion of my usual fee, which is comparable to most therapists in my area.
* Sliding Scale Fee Based on Income and predetermined scale
o Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.
My Approach to Helping
As a result of working together, you'll learn to develop more satisfying emotional relationships, navigate life transitions, and clarify your wants and desires. You'll explore what's most important to you and identify what you would like to see different in your future. I'll encourage you to take a closer look at your life today and to identify how themes and patterns of the past may be getting in your way. Isn't it time to live your life to its fullest?
I see my clients once a week or every other week, depending on your needs. My office is attractive and comfortable and parking is available. Sessions are 50 minutes except for the first session which sometimes goes longer. I like to be paid at each session and I will give you a statement at the end of each session, if you want one, which you can submit to your insurance company. I also bill directly to Blue Cross Blue Shield, CIGNA and Aetna. If it is necessary, I am willing to slide my fees within a range which we can discuss when we meet.
As we go through life, we accumulate experiences that shape us and our world view. Usually, we are not even aware of the effect these experiences have on us. Psychotherapy provides a place to unpack and review our life experiences in a safe environment with an eye to personal growth. Why did we act the way we did? What were we feeling at the time? Could we have acted differently? Could we do something different now? By understanding our core motivations, we can make choices to continue to act in accordance with them, or to change them.
My approach to therapy integrates both mindfulness based techniques and cognitive behavioral theories to discover the underlying conflicts and beliefs that cause surface dysfunction. I feel that reviewing past experiences and relationships is critical to understanding present behavior. Using this understanding, clients are encouraged to choose paths that foster new growth.