My Approach to Helping
It is my goal to offer a safe and judgement free place in which each client can gain personal insight and growth. Using motivational enhancement and cognitive behavioral therapies, I seek to assist clients in identifying and restructuring thinking patterns and belief systems that contribute to their primary concerns. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) may also be utilized for rapid resolution of issues related to dysfunctional belief systems and trauma.
Making the decision to go into therapy can be challenging and scary for many people. I understand this and ask you to give therapy a chance and call me today so that we can get started working on YOU together. You are not alone!
More Info About My Practice
I do not accept any insurance. Fee is $130 per 50 minute session. Cash and Credit Cards accepted.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidenced based approach for the treatment of numerous issues including but not limited to depression and anxiety. I have been using this approach in combination with Motivational Enhancement for 20 years with people struggling with these issues.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Good mental and emotional health greatly improves overall quality of life. We often continue struggling with the same things repeatedly throughout our lives. In therapy, I can help you identify the uderlying root causes, change thoughts and beliefs, and get out of that viscious cycle.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
I passionately believe that every human being deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Therefore, my office is a judgement free zone. Not only will I not place judgement, I will work to help my clients not judge themselves harshly. In removing judgement, one is free to fully examine their thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors and make adjustments as necessary.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
Many people have had a negative therapy experience in their past and/or have negative misconceptions about what therapy is all about and what it says about them. If you have had a negative experience, it may have been due to a number of reasons.
Possibly you did not connect with or trust your therapist. It is vital that you find a therapist that you trust and are willing to be completely open and honest with. Honestly, it might take meeting with a few before you find the right one. Just as we don't always like or connect with everyone we meet, this is also true for therapists. Dont let this stand in your way of seeking the help that you need and deserve.
Possibly you did not believe that they could help you. Not all therapists work in the same way. Personalities are different as are treatment modalities. I suggest that you find a therapist that conducts therapy in the manner that you connect with and believe will be most useful to you.
Possibly you just quit going without discusssing with the therapist how you were feeling about the process and it not working for you. It is crucial that you discuss what is working for you and what is not working for you on a continual basis. Therapy is meant to help you, and if your needs aren't being met the therapist needs to know so that they can make adjustments to the treatment.
If any of these things sound familiar, I encourage you to give me a try. I am well aware of all of these possible road blocks and work very hard with
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
When you first enter therapy, the first couple of sessions are used for assessment. At this time, I will get to know you and we will formulate goals and our plan for therapy. Therapy is a process with a beginning, middle and end. I will guide you through this process at a rate that is appropriate for you. It is typically best for the frequency to be weekly in the beginning and as skills are being learned. As we approach termination, we may decide to spread sessions out to biweekly to give more time for practice between sessions as you prepare to end active therapy. Follow up sessions every few months are often a good idea to keep the skills and the work you did fresh. This being said, some people find that they prefer to remain in therapy long term and continuing appointments biweekly or monthly.