My Approach to Helping
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." -Anais Nin
Change and self-reflection can be some of the hardest things to face in life. Together we can explore areas of your life you feel need changing and empower you to take the necessary steps to be your best self and live a life that is meaningful to you. Primarily, I work with individuals and couples facing a variety of stressors including relationship issues, academic and behavior issues, life transitions, and difficulty managing daily stress. The most common issues my clients face are anxiety, depression, stress management, lack of coping skills, problems at work or school, and relationship issues.
I have experience working with a range of ages, from 4 to 65+. In addition, I am trained as a Mind-Body Medicine group facilitator by the Center for Mind Body Medicine. I view counseling as a collaborative process in which we work together to achieve your therapeutic goals. Through an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance, trust, and warmth, we will examine thoughts and behaviors, which may be troubling you. We will assess roadblocks to reaching your potential, and develop steps to assist you in attaining your goals.
More Info About My Practice
My fee ranges from $90-$110 depending on the type and duration of therapy requested. I also take Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist in addition to being trained as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), therefore I have extensive knowledge, experience, and training working with couples and families as well as experience counseling individuals. I have also spent a great deal of time working with clients in an agency setting, which means I have experience counseling clients with a variety of issues ranging from relationships, depression, anxiety, coping skills, etc.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
When people reach out for therapy, it is often after a significant period of dealing with challenging issues and feeling stuck and unsure how to proceed. The decision to seek help from a therapist can be a difficult one to make. However, being able to witness the transformation my clients have made throughout the therapeutic process is wonderful to experience. Being able to help others better help themselves is the best thing about being a therapist.
What I Usually Need to Know to Help
In order for me to best understand the nature of your problems, I need to know some pertinent information. Such information would include but not be limited to:
What types of symptoms are you experiencing? (depression, anxiety, physical symptoms, mood swings, angry outbursts, communication difficulties, marital conflict, etc.)
How long have these symptoms persisted?
When did the symptoms begin?
Have you experienced these symptoms at another point in time in your life?
How do these symptoms affect you? (Trouble at home, work, school, etc.)
What have you tried to do to change the problem?
How would you like things to be different?