My Approach to Helping
Life is complex and Therapy can help. We will explore your situation and help you address the struggles you are experiencing by addressing concerns directly and creating a plan to alleviate the pain associated with your story. I will teach you coping skills and how to utilize these skills in your life. This direct approach allows you to experience relief and healing quickly.
More Info About My Practice
I do not accept insurance however, I am willing to work with a client to submit for reimbursements. I accept cash or credit card. I also offer limited sliding scale based on income.
My Role as a Therapist
My role as a therapist is to help my client find the resources and answers they need to move forward in their lives in a healthy and authentic manner. I have education and information which my client could likely benefit from but they are they expert on their life. I believe in fostering empowerment and independence in my clients.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Someone who seeks out a therapist is not weak. You are brave even though it may not feel it. You are a wise individual who knows you need support for a period of time. The definition of insanity is to do the same thing and expect a different result. Therapy may be the step needed to break an unhealthy cycle so someone can move on in a healthy manner. I attempt to counter the stigma associated with seeking counseling by avoiding labels and encouraging you to see yourself as capable and while you may have limits you also have strengths we can build on.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Obviously, every case is unique but I typically see clients for 3-6 months. I encourage clients to choose an appointment schedule that works for them emotionally and financially. That said, I suggest weekly appointments for at least the first month while we are getting to know one another and working out a general treatment plan. My clients are the ones who decide when therapy is complete; however, I check in at regular intervals to see how a person feels things are progressing. I generally start therapy with discharge in mind because I do not foster dependence on the therapeutic relationship. With that, I stress to my clients that ending therapy does not mean they cannot come back. I encourage them to check in with me whenever they feel they are in need or know difficult times may be coming and I could be of support to them.