My Approach to Helping
We all have the ability to heal, grow and move through adversity. Whether your struggles come from home, work, school, or your relationships, I work to help each individual navigate through the tough times and find a path back to wellness. I use several modalities of treatment tailored to each person's comfort and needs. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Client Centered Positive Psychology, Family Systems, Play Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
More Info About My Practice
I treat PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship issues and Life Transition problems. I am available for in-office sessions, as well as, online telemental health using a hipaa compliant video conferencing platform. With specialized training in these areas, I look forward to helping people of all ages 4 and up.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Choosing a therapist can be a daunting task. Here are a few points to remember.
It is important to choose a therapist who is a good match for you. This is a very personal decision. Even the most professionally respected therapist in the world will not be a good match for everyone. Remember that different people work together in different ways. You should feel comfortable with the style of your therapist. Sometimes it takes a few ?tries? to find a good match. It is OK to shop around until you find the right therapist for you.
Feel free to interview a prospective therapist, asking questions about their style of therapy and training, fee structure, cancellation policy, insurance reimbursement, how long they have been in practice, and if they are familiar working with the kinds of issues you want to work on in therapy.
Expect and demand ethical practices, including issues of confidentiality. Be sure to ask about the therapist?s license. While not all therapists are required to have licenses by all states, and while licensure is no guarantee of quality, it is useful for you to know that a person receiving a state license has met the requirements for education and training mandated by your state.
Some Questions To Ask Yourself When Choosing a Therapist:
Is the therapist warm and accepting?
Does the therapist have a sense of humor?
Is the therapist willing to challenge you when necessary?
Does the therapist accept the idea that consultation or second opinions
Does the therapist have more than one clinical orientation and can fit their approach to your specific problems?
Does the therapist seem flexible in many ways but still able to maintain clear boundaries?
Does the therapist communicate well with parents when treating children and adolescents?
Does the therapist seem to be able to balance the need to respect an adolescents privacy while keeping the parents informed?
Does the therapist conduct regular evaluations of progress in therapy, including the discussion of treatment plans?
Does the therapist listen to your assessment of what is helpful and what is not during the course of therapy?
Remember that therapy, in the hands of a skilled therapist, is a powerful and life changing experience. It has been shown to be effective for a variety of illnesses and problems. If you need therapy and work as an active participant in your own treatment, you can expect it will be well worth the time and money you invest.