My Approach to Helping
My approach is very interactive. I believe that open communication between client and therapist is number one. I believe that in order to be an effective therapist there needs to be communication and feedback from all parties involved. I believe in utilizing techniques that empower the clients instead of enabling them. This I have found to be paramount to their success.
Although my area of speciality is with children and families, I have extensive experience working with adults and couples
I am a short term results oriented therapist who believes in the fact that most clients are the most motivated and achieve the greatest success within the first 6 months or less of counseling.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I am sorry for what you are going through, and please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you and/or your family during this difficult time.
More Info About My Practice
I accept Anthem Blue Cross as well as Tri Care, however, for PPO clients I provide a thorough super bill that you can submit to their insurance company for fee reimbursement.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
First of all I love working with people, it is a total joy and blessing in my life. I love being able to watch them grow and diminish the pain they originally came into my office with. Life is to be enjoyed, and the pain, no matter how great can be temporary . I love being a part of giving people back their voices or control in their lives. Also, being a part of equipping people with the ability to deal successfully with future hurdles is such a joy. Finally, I value the blessings I receive by having had the opportunity to get to know my clients, and to have them in my life no matter how short that may be.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
I believe like most situations there are good and bad experiences. Therapy is no exception. I always tell my clients they are
number one and the goal is not to meet my needs but to have their needs met within my office, and learn techniques to appropriately get their needs met outside my office. I tell them that if their emotional needs are not being met by me then they deserve to go find someone who can. Additionally, I inform my clients that we have to remain open in our communication with each other. If I say or suggest something that is confusing or indirectly hurtful I need to know . It gives me the opportunity to either apologize or clarify my statements.