My Approach to Helping
Do you want to find and build relationships so that you feel more cared about and have more fun? Would you like to build your self-esteem around others? Group therapy can help you. In group therapy, you are with people with similar issues who understand and support you. Your self-esteem grows as you are accepted by group members who are very positive towards you. You do not do work on yourself alone but with a small accepting team guiding and supporting you as you face stress and challenges. You learn how to improve your social anxiety and depression and you work towards having new closer relationships. You learn to express your feelings and become less self-critical, more positive and better connected to others. Prior therapy is required.
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-esteem and relationships by participating in the warm nurturing learning environment of the group. Working with a group of peers who care and support you and give you feedback as you are learning is real life practice.
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, more at ease with others, work on issues from the past and feel more cared about by 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.