My Approach to Helping
What makes a good therapist? First and foremost whoever is good for you at any given time in your life. Then, someone who really hears you and sees you. Psychotherapy for long-term and short-term goals can be a challenging endeavor. So, getting through it with someone with whom you feel comfortable in this uncomfortable process is essential. In addition, a therapist who can be present with all you bring to each session can facilitate the changes necessary for reaching your goals. I see my role as your therapist to act as a facilitator; someone with whom you can count on to escort you to your goals.
More Info About My Practice
I am an out-of-network provider. However, I will bill your insurance directly so that you only pay the deductible then any fees your insurance doesn't cover. My fee is $250 to $300 per session depending on the time of day, and whether an individual or couples session. My clients come to my office, or we do sessions on Skype, FaceTime or the phone, depending on individual needs.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Being a witness to my clients' courage to make real changes in their lives.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Like anything that supports you in your life, you want a therapist who appreciates who you are, and one who challenges you to be all you can be in a respectful manner. If you didn't find that to be true in the past, you deserve better now.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
Sometimes it can be a relief to have a diagnosis, or an identified disorder. However, it can also be a way that a therapist or doctor can dismiss someone. This is the opposite of what my clients seek in their psychotherapy. They want to be known as a whole person. So, whether you're someone who identifies or feels limited by a "disorder," we will take that and so much more into account when working together.
What Makes up a Problem?
Anything that gets in the way of you having the freedom to be your authentic self.