My Approach to Helping
Would you like to have more friends, colleagues, and people to date so that you feel more cared about and have more fun? Would you like to build your self-confidence ? This relationship support group can help you. In this group, you are with people with similar issues who understand, encourage and support you. You learn and practice new behavior with the kind feedback you receive from group members. You do not do work on yourself alone but with a small team encouraging and supporting you as you learn to change relationship patterns. You learn how to improve your anxiety and depression and you work towards having new closer relationships. You learn to express your feelings, learn to be assertive and to feel more positive and better connected to others. Prior therapy is required. Group is effective and cost-efficient.
Good, compassionate, intelligent, thoughtful counseling and guidance can help you feel happier and enjoy your everyday life more. In my approach, we work hard together to understand you and direct and support you to make positive changes which will help you enjoy your life more and feel more cared about by others. We can also work directly on behavior change through coaching.
More Info About My Practice
I have over 25 years of counseling experience. Insurance not accepted but I can help you apply to use it.
My fee is $220 for individual counseling, $50-$80 for group psychotherapy.
Approaches: Interpersonal, client-centered, cognitive-behavioral.
Group: Interpersonal-Yalom. Clients improve self-confidence, and relationships, and reduce anxiety and depression by being in the learning environment of group therapy. Working with a group of peers who care and support, encourage you, and give you feedback, is a very effective way of making life changes. In the group with the feedback and help of peers, you can learn and practice new relationship behavior and change relationship patterns. Joining a group is a very powerful experience where you develop closeness with others.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Social Anxiety: I like to help people feel more at ease with others and develop closer relationships in which they feel special. I also work with issues like trauma or abuse from the past which are in the way and difficult and with people in abusive or difficult relationships which are current.
Codependency and abuse: I have worked with clients on these issues for many years whtich has given me the opportunity to gain a great deal of experience with these issues and to study the issues.
Self-esteem and self-confidence: I work actively to help clients improve their self-image, reduce self-criticism, and to participate in ways of thinking and life activities which enhance self-esteem.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
The purpose of good psychotherapy is to provide compassionate intelligent listening and counseling so clients can understand their issues, work towards positive change and feel happier more self-accepting and more cared about by others.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love being with people who want to understand themselves better and work towards positive change. Psychotherapy is an opportunity to understand yourself better and what you need.
My Therapy Focus
Positive change which helps clients feel better,learn and practice new relationship skills, become more at ease with others,
My Guiding Ethical Principles
Privacy, and understanding and competency based on my continuous study of counseling and my many years of counseling experience.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
No need to go it alone when you can have experienced, supportive counseling which will speed up the positive changes you would like to make. Good counseling in my experience, is cost-effective in that you make changes which lead to greater self-confidence and self-esteem, improved and happier relationships, career improvement, and overall enjoyment of the everyday activities of your life.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
Absolutely, my experience with the ups and downs of life and resolving my own issues have helped me become a better therapist in that I understand on a personal level many issues and the importance of compassion and understanding when you are feeling emotional distress.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
I love understanding and caring for my clients and watching them change their lives in many positive ways. My passion is that I enjoy the counseling process and makeing a difference people's lives.