My Approach to Helping
Have you been to Therapy before and haven't been helped? Feeling frustrated and hopeless about where to look for the help you need? I can help! Much of my success with patients is with people like you who have been to therapy before but haven't found the help they want. What sets me apart is several things. I want to get to know you as well as I can and see things through your eyes. That means no judgment from me, just understanding and curiosity. Next, I believe that often without realizing it, our own behavior or the the way we see things is part of the reason we are not as happy with life as we want to be. So, I don't want to just tell you "that changing the way you think will change the way you feel". So, I want to join with you to understand what behaviors or ways of seeing things are getting in the way of your contentment with relationships, work, or life in general. Then, my work is to help us discover together what motivates you to act and perceive things the way that you do. This is key to helping you then to change the very patterns that without your knowledge have been keeping you from having the satisfaction with life that you deserve. In my view, we will heal the wound we find from the inside out, not just put a patch on it and hope it goes away. We will be sure that you have the tools you need to love living again. An investment in this kind of therapy will last you a lifetime. I want to help you to achieve your goals. I am eager to find out more about you and what is bothering you. I am looking forward to talking with you. Call me today!
More Info About My Practice
Your confidentiality is important to me. With HIPPA regulations, I am mandated to keep information about you strictly confidential. There are exceptions to your confidentiality when you choose to seek insurance benefits. With almost 40 years of experience with insurance panels, I have opted to no longer contract directly with insurance companies. Many patients prefer to pay "out of pocket" for counseling. For those who do want to use their insurance, I have clients who use their "out of network" insurance benefits. They are reimbursed directly for services by their insurance company. Many people find that they have substantial "out of network" benefits that rival their "in-network" benefits. Please be assured, that whichever route you choose, I will be glad to do whatever I can to make sure your needs are met. I'd like to be of help to you. I am here for you. Let's get started. Please give me a call right away.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
We all know that there are people who say that a strong person can solve all their own worries all on their own. "Pull yourself up by your bootstraps!", they will say. Being able to solve your own problems is great, of course. Something to strive for. But, I have learned that when it comes to solving problems, it is often hard to get perspective on oneself. It's like a doctor treating him or herself or a surgeon operating on a loved one--no perspective. That's why many people find it useful to talk to a therapist who can be caring and sympathetic, non-judgmental, but, also, objective and confidential. I think it is a strength to know when you need help from outside yourself. Asking when you can do it yourself is not good for you, but, asking when you genuinely need help is a sign of strength. Not asking for help when you need it may be because ego is getting in the way. You want to be like the flexible tree that bends in a strong wind rather than a rigid tree which cannot bend and breaks in a strong enough wind. So, knowing when you need help and letting yourself get it is a very good thing.