My Approach to Helping
My approach to counseling is to meet you where you are and together set goals for moving forward. I believe your history is important in how you approach relationships and your current environment. By providing a safe and caring atmosphere, I will encourage you to set goals, hold you accountable for your effort to achieve progress, and identify non productive or unhealthy patterns in order to create the positive change and the healing you desire and deserve. Coming from a Humanistic perspective, I utilize various treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy along with other modalities as appropriate. The focus of treatment is the whole self.
More Info About My Practice
Traci Is a Registred Play Therapy Supervisor (RPT-S) and serves client's through the lifespan from a systems and humanistic perspective.
Children ages 4- 12 particpate in the play therapy room which includes a space specifically designed for children including carefully selected toys and activities to faciliate communication and growth in sessions.
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - Intake Assessment (initial appointment)-- one hour is $125.00; 1 12 hours $150.00, Therapy Sessions (50 min) are $110.00 per session. We currently accept all forms of payment including checks, cash, credit cards, and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Cards.
*Licensed Professional Cousnelor Intern - $95 Intake Assessment; $75Session fees
*An LPC- Intern is a therapist who has successfully completed all graduate level educational requirements, student clinical practicumsinternships and is currently accumulating 3000 practice hours under supervision.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Counseling is a dynamic process in which each client experiences something different. Some would like to become more self aware in order to understand why they may repeat cycles or, in order to move forward, remove obstacles to achieving goals. Others have experienced trauma, grief or a difficult relationship and would like to heal and move toward a healthier psyche. No matter what the initial thoughts or situation for beginning counseling, a therapist will grow through this process with you. The relationship is extremely important and must be one of mutual respect and trust.
My Role as a Therapist
I feel my role as a therapist is to be a partner for you or your family, to meet you where you are, and to listen in a therapeutic way, in order to help you identify better ways of relating to others and move forward to achieve the emotional balance you desire and deserve. I am an advocate for my clients and will refer to other professionals for concerns that may be out of my scope of practice.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
It is natural and normal to feel apprehensive about going to that first therapy appointment. I personally believe it is never the wrong thing to do. When thoughts arise such as, "things could be better" or "I don't know what else to do" then making and attending that first appointment is the first step toward healing and positive change and obtaining professional insight and guidance.