My Approach to Helping
I provide therapy within a collaborative, directive and educational framework. I will work to help you learn practical skills which can use on a daily basis to make life more fulfilling and less of a struggle. I primarily use a Cognitive-Behavioral approach which focuses on the impact that your thoughts have upon emotions and behavior. We work together to change those thinking patterns, increase your control of your thinking, and improve your mood. I also work with you to change negative behaviors and make better choices. For Couples and Family therapy I utilize a Family Systems framework. We work on increasing healthy communication, decreasing conflict,working toward common goals. Counseling can help you start enjoying your life again!
More Info About My Practice
I am currently an provider on the following panels:
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medicaid (BHI, and Access: Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas county residents only)
* No Foothills Medicaid (Jefferson County medicaid) at this time.
Please note, most insurance pays for Family Therapy, but not Couples or Marriage Counseling.
I am NOT a United provider. Please call United and inquire about your Out-of-Network benefits.
My Therapy Focus
The focus of my work as a therapist is helping people identify choices in how they think and behave, and helping them learn strategies to make these changes. My clients find that through making a conscious effort to think and behave differently, they have more fulfilling relationships, learn to make themselves happy, and feel more in control. The therapy process also helps people gain insight into their own lives and see that they have many of their own answers.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
People who are new to therapy often tell me that they wished they had called sooner. Although most people try to deal with difficult life issues at first on their own, usually it is easier to work through difficulties when there is support from someone you can trust. During our initial session, we will discuss your goals, your motivation for therapy and what the process will look like moving forward. The initial session involves gathering information, but also gives you a chance to ask me questions.