My Approach to Helping
All indicators for counseling to be successful, is the connection between the client and the therapist. Research has proven it is the connection (fit) between the client and therapist that matters the most. When we meet, my initial goal will be to provide you with a safe and comfortable experience I am an active therapist and participant in the counseling relationship. This means I ask questions and then give you feedback on how I understand your answer. I will frequently check in with you to ensure I am understanding correctly, an encourage feedback from you. Together we will develop a team approach to addressing the issues that have brought you to my office. As I get to know and understand you, I can assist in finding new ways to think and resolve old problems. I have over 25 years of practice working with people to heal old wounds, develop effective coping strategies and sometimes learn to think in a new framework. When working with couples I teach the tools that make relationships successful. I do believe we can make changes in our lives to discover our own paths to wellbeing.
More Info About My Practice
Due to Covid-19 our practice is following CDC guidelines in our office as well as offering teletherapy. For those individuals and families participating with insurance carriers, I will provide monthly statements and assistance to help you file claims for reimbursement. I do accept most forms of payment including cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa and most debit cards. On an individually based circumstances some sliding scale fees are available.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
All of us have occasions when we feel anxious and over whelmed. Anxiety is one of the main issues that being people into my practice. My training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy allows me to understand your anxiety challenges and provide you with management tools. We will develop individual techniques that will bring you relief and allow you to feel in control of you. I also specialize in Relationship & Marriage therapy. I am a Level III trained Gottman Therapist which is a research based and proven method to work with couples. Whether you are seeking pre-marriage counseling, or feeling lonely in your relationship or healing from a trauma such as infidelity my training and experience can lead you back to a fulfilling connection. And yes, I do believe couples can fall back in love with each other.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
It is essential that clients feel there is a "fit" between them and their therapist. In choosing a therapist I would want to know if they are experienced and trained in my particular issue. I also would like to know what I should expect from the first session as well as those following. Once I selected and met with them I would want to feel comfortable to ask questions and to share my life concerns. I would like a therapist to ask for my thoughts on how I believed the session went. From this I could assess if the therapist is a fit for me, and together we could partner on moving forward.