My Approach to Helping
I believe that people are shaped not only by past experiences but by what they are aiming for in their lives. Each and everyone of us has the inner resources to grow and change in healthy, productive ways. It is my role as psychologist to support and collaborate with my clients' inner resources to help them along in their own growth processes. While I am an expert, the client is the owner of their life and the primary driver of the growth process. I am there to provide a safe environment for the client to work in and to help them find their own way in the healing process. The unconscious is an especially rich source of information and energy necessary for growth and healing. I try to act as the mirror for the client to see this often hidden reality and to harness it for health and wholeness. Lastly, I believe that mind, body, and spirit all have something to offer in the healing process.
More Info About My Practice
I am an out-of-network provider, meaning I do not accept insurance but I will give you a receipt in order for you to file a claim with your insurance company. I offer a limited number of sliding scale fee openings to graduate students in psychology.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
The purpose of psychotherapy is to increase awareness and develop a person's actual and potential resources in order to grow beyond one's difficulties and limitations in order to live a healthier, more whole life.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Generally, I see clients weekly in order to keep the therapeutic process moving. In times of crisis, I may see clients more frequently in order to provide that extra support they may need. Therapy takes as long as it takes for the client to feel that they have reached their goals and can move on in life without the aid of the therapist. How long this takes depends on the client, his or her situation, his or her ability and willingness to work in therapy, and the therapist's skill in facilitating the therapeutic process. Ideally, the decision to end therapy is a collaborative one made by both the therapist and the client. Ultimately, it is the client who must decide for themselves when it is time to end treatment.