My Approach to Helping
~ A gentle approach to healing ~ "I have been described as a respectful listener, honest and compassionate"
Most people face incredible challenges in life. Stress can trigger fear, pain, resentment, and self-criticism. When we become so overwhelmed that negative feelings linger too long, it helps to talk. I am a therapist who listens with kindness and respect to each person who shares his/her unique struggle. Balance is key to finding comfort and security. We will focus on how you treat yourself, essential to a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Finding ways to manage life with a lighter heart can free us from worry. Optimism is knowing that in time, relief will come.
More Info About My Practice
Individual Counseling Fee: $75 per session; Couples/Family Fee: $100 - $120 per session
* Authorized Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider
* Private self-pay client: receipt can be provided
* Reimbursement from (any other insurer): your plan must cover Out-of-Network benefit
* Call the Behavioral Health number listed on the back of your card to inquire about authorization
QUESTIONS TO ASK INSURANCE COMPANY
- Do I have out-of-network benefits Indiv, family, couples?
- if yes, what is the maximum amount insurer pays per session?
- How do I submit receipt once I pay therapist?
- Do I need prior authorization - if so, how do I set this up?
* I am accepting new patients
I received my master's degree from Smith College School for Social Work in 1998. My clinical license gives me the privilege to manage my own private practice. I have been a counselor/therapist for 15+ years working in community mental health centers, schools, and outpatient clinics. I opened my practice in 2004 and have acquired an openness and wisdom that complements my work.
My children have taught me the most about patience, love endurance and gratitude. My daughter Sarah, age 28 is a creative, compassionate young woman, dedicated to teaching in the public schools. My son Ben, High School Senior is Devoted to music. Bass guitar player in the HS jazz ensemble + belonging to a trio (alternative rock band), he's a typical teenager. I am intrigued by his perspective and wisdom, makes parenting a challenge and blessing!
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am confident in my ability to help clients' work towards self-acceptance, reduce worry, increase energy and develop a positive outlook. Experience as a parent and professional has provided an opportunity to focus on relationship issues and life events. This guides how I respectfully work with clients. I have a genuine commitment to helping people manage life challenges, changes, losses, and uncertainties. It is my wish and intention to validate, encourage, assist and reduce turmoil while planting seeds of hope and contentment.