My Approach to Helping
Are you feeling unmotivated, disconnected, and numb? Are you feeling over stressed; like you can't breathe, and your mind is running 24 hours a day? Have you been through an experience you would call traumatic and are having difficulty finding your way back to yourself? Or, are you realizing that perhaps you're not as fulfilled as you'd like to be, and you would like to thrive instead of just survive? If so, I would like to meet with you.
I work with adult individuals seeking to reconnect with who they are. My approach is integrative, collaborative, and strength based. Issues that my client's come to me with include depression, anxiety, life-transition, identity struggles, trauma, grief, loss, and many others.
Life is a journey and while traveling on it we are each presented with unique challenges, because of this I believe it is my role to tailor therapy to suite the needs of each individual that comes into my office.
More Info About My Practice
A free 15 minute consultation is often the best way to interview a perspective therapist and I offer those via phone. If jumping in is your style, I am located Longmont, CO where I offer hour long or 90 minute sessions. I accept AnthemBlue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, and Tricare West insurances. I do have a some sliding scale spaces and when they are available, a three session minimum commitment is required.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
Sometimes people can be a little wary of therapy. They ask, "is talking about my feelings really going to do much, if anything??" Truthfully, if therapy were just talking about your feelings, yes it would still do something. In which case, wouldn't you be better off than you are now? Probably. In reality, identifying feelings and speaking to them are immensely important, that's why it's where therapy starts. However, more often than not the process moves into much deeper places. Therapeutic work can include learning about and understanding behavioral, relationship, and emotional patterns; or figuring out just why it is you do the things you do and believe the things you believe. Other times you may work your way through a major event or experience that has held you back from living the way you want. The good news for you is that there isn't much you absolutely have to know that you don't already in order to start this journey. Ultimately, you are the expert on YOU thus far and moving forward. My job is to listen to the expert and provide a safe environment, a new perspective, an understanding ear, and tools to help you get to where you want to be. Including all of this, just as with any new process in life, motivation is a major factor in a client's ultimate success. Clients who come into therapy with willingness to commit, to be curious enough do the work, and the understanding that it won't get better overnight, end up experiencing the satisfying results.