My Approach to Helping
My approach to counseling and psychotherapy is tailored to each individual client's needs utilizing a variety of techniques. I am engaged and supportive, encouraging my clients to step actively into our work together. I provide a warm non-judgmental environment for each client to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may be interfering with them living life to the fullest.
More Info About My Practice
Finding the right therapist can be difficult. I offer flexible scheduling with some morning, day, evening, and weekend time slots which accommodates many busy schedules. I am in-network with BCBS PPO and can provide documentation for out-of-network reimbursement. I also provide sliding scale fees for those without insurance or are underinsured. Please contact me for more information
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
A negative therapy experience can easily turn someone away from ever returning again so first I want to thank you for even taking the step to speak with a therapist again. I would like to hear of your previous experiences with therapists so I can better understand what works for you and what does not work for you. Also, during our work together I will encourage you to speak of any negative experiences with me so we may either process the experience or I may be able to change my approach.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
For the most part, therapy sessions are about 45 minutes in lengths though some clients prefer a full 60 minutes as this can allow for more time to work through issues and to end the session. I generally like to start out seeing clients on a weekly basis as this allows us time to build rapport and also some presenting issues works best through weekly sessions.
After some time to build rapport and your presenting issues no longer require weekly sessions, we can discuss less frequent sessions such as every other week or monthly.
Now to answer how long someone stays in therapy, really depends on each individual client and their presenting issues, but therapy can last from several months to several years.