My Approach to Helping
Does it feel at times as though you and your significant other are worlds apart? Do you remember a wonderful time when it seemed you were both so happy and in tune with one another, and you can't understand how you wound up where you are today? Does the idea of working towards getting back to that wonderful place seem like such an enormous undertaking that you at times wonder if it's worth all the effort or even possible? I have worked with countless couples who have at some point answered "yes" to one (or all!) of these questions and are now living out the marriages and relationships they have long wished for. This is a real possibility for you too, if you really want it and are willing to do what it takes in order to get there. Together, we will uncover areas where you've wounded one another and work through the pain towards a place of healing and forgiveness. We'll also discover your dysfunctional habits towards one another and replace them with healthy relationship practices that foster feelings of love and friendship. You'll also learn the very unique and specific ways you both feel most loved and connected by each other and what it looks like in practical terms to do those things on a daily basis (even when you're pressed for time). I love what I do and I would love the honor of being allowed to help guide you towards your more ideal and healthy relationship.
More Info About My Practice
I take Humana and Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. Private paying clients pay $120 per 50-minute session. I offer easy 24/7 online scheduling through my website. Check out my reviews on Yelp!
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
There are so many different approaches and styles of therapy that sometimes it's difficult to know which therapist to choose. Here are 5 factors to keep in mind while you shop around:
1) Is the therapist properly licensed?
2) Does the therapist have any complaints filed against them or disciplinary actions taken against them? It's a good idea to check with their licensing board to find out.
3) Remember that good therapy is actually NOT about getting advice, but rather being empowered with tools and skills to navigate through problems on your own. (Because the OVERALL goal is for you to get to a place where you don't NEED therapy anymore, right?) Watch out for therapists who foster dependency on themselves.
4) You should feel safe, respected, and comfortable with your counselor.
5) Just like everyone else, counselors do make mistakes from time to time. The good ones will welcome the constructive criticism and own up to these mistakes when necessary. Is your counselor one of them?
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
Starting therapy can be an extremely nerve-wracking and intimidating process because it isn't every day that you sit down with a total stranger and proceed to share the most intimate details of your life with them. I am well aware of this dynamic at the start of the counseling process and do everything I can to make each new client feel as welcomed and comfortable as possible. More than anything, our sessions will resemble a warm conversation you would have with any other person in your life who cares about you. My personal style of therapy is extremely relaxed, casual, and collaborative in nature. You'll also find that I welcome the use of humor to lighten things up from time to time. Overall, who WOULDN'T benefit from having an entire hour of having someone else listen to their every word and be met with 100% unconditional positive regard?