My Approach to Helping
People are so interesting. I enjoy watching and guiding people to happier lives, fulfilling relationships, and a more connected self.
It can be a bit frightening to seek help and be vulnerable. Others have hurt you, or betrayed you; but you want to feel better. Life can hurt and it's gets more difficult when you are still reeling from childhood pain. Learning how to deal with your pain, heal the broken pieces, and find direction is all you want. I have been helping people for over 23 years find balance and peace.
Developing an open curiosity and helpful introspection of your experiences can replace fear.
It's amazing how much of our experiences in childhood effects who we are today. Childhood abuse needs to be resolved; if it's getting in the way. There is so much to discover about who you are, how you feel, how you make choices- it's truly amazing.
I get it, so wanting to tell someone how you feel and not being able to. And then, how more empowered you feel having both the words and the courage to be able to be honest in the way you want to be. First timers say "I can't believe I just said."
Your inner voice is within you, just wanting to be heard; I can help you learn to have a deeper relationship with yourself. Your inner voice holds much wisdom and guidance; and it's just waiting for you to be quiet with yourself and listen....
"Call me, let me in" I will listen, I will be respectfully direct and honest with you.
More Info About My Practice
I am available for new clients and have the ability to see a new client within a week. I only take clients when I can provide therapy regularly and in a timely fashion. I start on time and end on time for your convenience.
Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance plan.
I am a network provider for BCBS, Mayo Medical Plan, and UCare.
Some health insurance plans cover out of network providers; call me for more information.
Please bring your health insurance information to your initial session. I will take care of submitting bills to your insurance company.
If you have a high deductible, I appreciate payment at the time of service, either check or cash.
I also welcome private pay patients with payment due at time of service.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I want to help you recognize their feelings,and find clarity from the confusion. I am patient and understand how difficult it is to identify emotions for the first time. Childhood experiences do impact the present, and understanding how these dynamics impact us today is the beginning of change. My specialty is working with people who have been hurting for a long time because of their experiences as a child and just want to direct their life, not have their childhood be in charge. I work with people who have experienced abuse, shame, and trauma.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
I believe it is important that you feel comfortable, but not too comfortable, when you choose a therapist. That you feel respected, heard, and understood. Do they have the knowledge and skills to help you? It's very important that the therapist is honest in giving feedback and clarity to what you are experiencing. Are they approachable? Do you know a friend who has been in therapy and would have a recommendation?