My Approach to Helping
Working together we can find a successful path for your journey. My job is to listen carefully, to consider all aspects of your concerns then offer suggestions for change. We collaborate and choose from a vast array of healing options. Having worked as a psychologist and a nurse for many years I am able to be helpful with emotional and physical concerns. Issues such as career satisfaction, life transitions, relationships or conflicts from the past are often helped best through collaborative therapy. Trauma can be healed, suicide prevented, and solutions can be found. Talking Helps.
More Info About My Practice
Confidential, personalized therapy in a comfortable private setting. You are given my phone/email/text contact information for support as needed. Appointments at your convenience with weekend and evening hours available. Fee is $75 per session which usually lasts about an hour. I do not accept insurance directly but many people are able to get reimbursement. Self-pay allows for additional privacy and access to services as needed. Appointments available within 24 hours for Cop2cop referrals and Firefighter Behavioral Alliance.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
In addition to providing services for adults, teens and elders, I specialize in issues specific to nurses, law enforcement, firefighters and emt''s. Critical incident certification through International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. I also provide support for active duty and military families with a focus on transitioning to and from deployment. Because I am a nurse and psychologist, people often come in to discuss concerns relatde to complex medical situations either for themselves or a family member.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love the complexity of individual biographies. Watching my clients make sense of their history is an amazing process. I love seeing anxiety dissolve and depression turn to hope. It has been my privilege to walk through some of the most difficult traumas one can imagine with my clients and see them find resilience within themselves. I love teaching about psychology in university and community settings. And....while I will never be wealthy, this is the most awesome job in the world because I have a front row seat watching people reach their full potential.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
A strong educational background and life experience. Someone that understands how bad it can get and knows how to make it better.
For cops, fire, and military....find a therapist that ''get''s it''. If the therapist ''cries'' when you describe trauma it''s probably not a good fit. Find a therapist that understands ''0-60'' or ''when the tones drop'', christmas on Dec.27th, and what it''s like on a midnight shift.
Most important, find someone....just reach out.