My Approach to Helping
One size does not fit all. Every individual who comes in for therapy is unique. You may be looking to alleviate stress and focus on a particular problematic area of your life or you may be striving for personal growth and transformation. I meet you where you are and tailor my approach to address your specific needs. Studies have shown that the relationship between you and your therapist is essential to the healing process. So I focus a lot on getting to know and understand you so that you feel safe to express your feelings and desires. You set the pace for the work in therapy. We address issues when you feel ready to do so. Using a collaborative approach, we will work together to understand and make sense of your experiences and to identify and understand the obstacles that prevent you from fulfilling your needs and desires.
More Info About My Practice
Therapy Sessions: Sessions are weekly for 50 minutes. If necessary, bi-weekly and double sessions can be arranged when requested. Fees: My fee is $150. Sliding scale is available on an as needed basis. Cancellations must be made 24-hours before your appointment. If I am unable to meet your financial needs, I would be happy to help you find a therapist who can work with you. Insurance: I do not take insurance; however, I would be happy to provide you with a statement, also known as a superbill, at the end of each month for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Be sure to check with your insurance company about reimbursement for out-of-network providers prior to beginning therapy. Your insurance company may have limitations on the number of sessions per calendar year as well as a deductible you must meet prior to reimbursement.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
You may be wondering if therapy is right for you. There are many different types of therapy out there and therapist with different styles. I suggest choosing the therapist whose profile most speaks to you and trying a session or two to see if it the right fit. In my practice, I am always happy to get feedback, and I understand when a client does not feel we are the right fit. When and if this issue arises, I am happy to help the client find a therapist with whom I think they can connect.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
No one is exempt from the roller coaster ride that life can be. We all struggle from time to time. It takes courage to face and overcome our challenges. It takes courage to be vulnerable. It takes courage to face our fears.
Our so-called "flaws" are really our attempts to protect ourselves. They are behaviors we learned early in our lives to cope with the stress of our environment. One of my goals in therapy is to help my clients have compassion for themselves, to see that they are not flawed, that their behaviors make sense given the circumstances. In addition, I help my clients to feel less alone. Many people in the world may be facing the issues they face, and may people have overcome them.