My Approach to Helping
Do you have a problem you need to talk to someone about? My aim is to provide the relationship that will enable you to resolve the issues for which you seek diagnosis or therapy. Among the characteristics of such a relationship are acceptance and affirmation of your individuality, courtesy and respect, concern for your welfare, sensitivity to your feelings, and the development of mutual trust. Feeling optimistic and confident about reaching effective solutions stem from your ability to be yourself, to have access to a good listener and questioner, and to be able to talk easily about your concerns in an emotionally safe and comfortable setting. Within such a relationship, I will optimize the selection of approach and techniques to provide specific feedback, coaching, and support to enable you to develop insights and skills to move forward and pursue the goals that are most important in your life.
More Info About My Practice
I am an in-network provider with Aetna, BCBS, and United Health Care. For those who wish to arrange private pay options I provide services on a sliding scale between $115 - $150/hour.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Like many therapists, I work to keep up with the literature in all the areas where I provide services while contributing directly to research and development in a few of these fields. One of the latter areas focuses on the development of new programs, techniques, and practices that build on advances in the cognitive and neuropsychological sciences. Together, these advances provide new models of service provision to groups of individuals arguably long in need of more effective approaches. Included among such groups are individuals recovering from traumatic brain injury, individuals with developmental disabilities, individuals with attention deficit disorder (ADD), and the large group of children and adolescents who continue to struggle in school even when receiving competent classroom-based instruction. For clients in these groups I can provide services that go beyond conventional best practices to take advantage also of tools and resources Ã?Â¢Ã¢â??Â¬Ã¢â?¬Å? known for short as MindLadderÃ?â??Ã?Â® Ã?Â¢Ã¢â??Â¬Ã¢â?¬Å? which I have developed and written about in the scientific literature.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Contrary to what may be a commonly held view, a decision to seek therapy is indicative of strength rather than weakness. Seeking counsel from a specialist is indicative of a resolution to be in charge and take responsibility for oneÃ?Â¢Ã¢â??Â¬Ã¢â??Â¢s own health and heath care. Going to therapy represents courage and strength, because it can be difficult to face problems that may be of long standing and hard to talk about. People may not even know where to begin. Yet, this initial courage and strength are responsible for the eventual resolution and growth that will occur.