My Approach to Helping
It is a new day! Today, you are one step closer to the support, guidance, and encouragement that therapy can bring. You have most likely had enough. Enough stress, enough despair or fear, enough sadness, enough worry. And perhaps feel like what you have been doing isn't working, or you don't know what else to do. It is exhausting. When we are no longer able to manage or tolerate something on our own a therapeutic relationship can help. Therapy helps one examine their thoughts, feelings and points of view. By attaching new meaning to our past and decreasing painful feelings such as sadness, loss and anxiety we increase our ability to cope with stress. Together we can look at new ways to reach life goals and live a happier more meaningful life.
More Info About My Practice
I am an In- Network for Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, I am also an out of network provider for all other insurance companies. Most insurance companies do have out of network benefits for mental health, and in this case, I am happy to present you with a receipt that you can submit for out of network benefits. Therapy Sessions are between 50-60 minutes in length. Sessions are typically scheduled for once a week. Twice weekly sessions are available when extra support is needed. The length of your therapy depends on your unique needs. We will work together to determine when we have reached our desired outcome.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I work with a variety of clients ranging in age from 18-65. A majority of the adults I see seek treatment for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting challenges, marital conflict, and work place issues. I specialize in short and long term Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral therapy (,CBT) CBT has been widely researched and has been proven to successfully treat anxiety and depression. I have 20+ years of experience in the field and offer a highly personalized approach. I bring empathy, warmth and humor into the therapeutic relationship.
I see many couples in therapy. Couples go through hard times and far too often they do not know their "love languages"(The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman) There are often unmet needs in relationships, infidelity, or a breakdown in connection.
My therapeutic approach is to start where you are and to provide symptom management to build on your strengths.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
The heart of my practice is being a good listener. My belief is that everyone has the capacity to live a productive and meaningful life.