My Approach to Helping
I work to help people who want to change themselves or their lives. We all can get stuck and feel overwhelmed or confused about what is happening or how to shift it. I have a specific set of tools that I use for us to get clarity, and to move forward in simple, concrete steps. Whether you are suffering from traumatic experiences, or just searching for some insight, I'm here to support you in working it through. As you can see, I'm not your normal therapist - I have done my own work to figure out how to be in this world too. Thanks for reading!
More Info About My Practice
It's important to me that counseling is affordable, so I charge on a sliding scale of $70-100 for a 50 minute session. If that is out of your price range, I occasionally have reduced rate spots through Open Path. I don't take health insurance for two reasons: it requires that you be diagnosed with a mental disorder within our first session, which stays on your health record for the rest of your life, and for me, filing the paperwork can become a second job, which is not my passion.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I interned and work part-time at an agency that counsels survivors of sexual trauma. I've counseled, men, women, and trans folks who have been suffering and want to heal. Whether or not you share this specific trauma history, I've developed a set of skills for working through painful experiences. We don't even need to revisit the particular incidents so much as work through the blocks and difficulties that they've created. I can support you in the changes you want to make, including figuring them out.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
You may have looked through several profiles, and it can feel like kind of a big deal to click the button and choose someone. Finding a therapist can be tough - what are we looking for, and how do we know that someone will be right for us?
I'd encourage you to consider two things. First, go with your gut. Look at a picture, read what a therapist has to say, and see if there's a "yes" feeling that comes. If you don't feel it here, keep going.
Second, you don't have to commit beyond the first session. Even just talking on the phone with a potential counselor can help you decide. Some therapists (including myself) also offer a free short consultation session to see if there's a click, or that "yes" feeling.