My Approach to Helping
You want to be your best self, but not sure exactly what that is or how to get there. You’re afraid to do the wrong things at times and do nothing as a result. When you and your partner talk about your relationship you mean well, but say the wrong things or it comes out the wrong way. Falling short on friendships, dating and your career and you’re not sure why. You need clarity and a plan of action, but turning to friends or family doesn’t feel like the way to go.
Clients come to me to identify and change thought and relational patterns that are no longer helping them achieve their goals or prevent them from feeling good about themselves and their lives. I work with people in an interactive and collaborative way to identify these patterns and change them in a way that is more in line with their goals and values.
My demeanor is grounded and approachable which enables people to feel comfortable working through what has brought them to my office. My ability to empathize, be patient and inject humor when appropriate helps helps me connect with people and makes therapy a positive, rewarding and real experience. Working with me will help you begin to feel less overwhelmed and more in control. You’ll stop holding yourself back and start liking who you are in the world. You’ll begin to get out of your head and into your life so that the life you want feels achievable.
Offering some weekend, evening and online sessions I make it easy to fit therapy into your hectic life. Check out my website and contact me to set up an initial consultation today
More Info About My Practice
My fee ranges from $160-$200, so I reserve some appointment times for sliding scale clients. I accept MHN or Healthnet HMO and Medicare insurance. I can also provide documentation for you to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement if I am not on your plan. If I'm not able to assist you I can connect you with other resources to get you the help that you are seeking.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I work effectively with people who are excessively self-critical, those that have difficulty identifying andor expressing their needs in personal and professional relationships. Many of my clients put the needs of others ahead of their own.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
It is important to find someone that you trust and feel comfortable with who is competent and licensed. Initially we'll talk on the phone to discuss what you'd like to work on then check in after a few sessions to see how things are working for you. Ultimately my goal is for you to make progress on your goals. If we realize that you need a different provider or process to achieve them I will help you make that step.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
I see clients once a week, but can meet more often if needed. Therapy is complete when the client has achieved the goal(s) they identified at the beginning of therapy or feels like they are able to effectively move forward on their own towards these goals. I've worked with people for several months to several years. Sometimes clients return to therapy years later which is great because I can then recycle some of my old jokes they've forgotten. These things vary depending upon the needs of each individual.