My Approach to Helping
A lot of people come to therapy feeling stuck and like they need some help overcoming the obstacles in their path. These obstacles can be things like a breakup, grief, Attention Deficit Disorder, autism, Aspergers, or just a general life change. I meet people where they are, study what they have attempted in the past, and help them to examine new options based upon research and best practices. I tend to be very hands on in my sessions, and warm and encouraging in the process of helping people assess and overcome difficulties. Sometimes people come in completely frustrated and it's like they have just woken up to some of the things tying them down in life. My goal is to help them develop an awareness of how these things happen, so they don't repeat this pattern and learn to break free from what is holding them down.
More Info About My Practice
My standard rate is $150 per hour but I also work on a sliding scale to help those that can't afford that rate. If you have insurance, I will check your benefits and we can file claims for you. Let's say you have a $500 deductible and are responsible for a 30% copay after insurance. This would mean that after 3.5 session, you would only pay around $45 per session and my insurance billing department would do the claims filing for you. We also have other specialist in my practice who take insurance and are highly trained with over 25 years of experience with adults, teens, and kids.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I do a lot of coaching to help people reach goals in life that they have not yet attained - financial, career, relationship, and more. I also do a lot of work with ADD, Autism, and Aspergers. About 50% of my practice is helping those with ADHD, Autism, and Aspergers tune into themselves and learn to have the success in school and relationships that they desire.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
My goal as a therapist is to eliminate myself. I hope to help people overcome the obstacles in their path and learn new coping mechanisms so they can function without me. This isn't to say I don't have some clients I work with over a longer period of time to help them grow. Sometimes change can happen over years, but I let each client be the judge of this and we frequently check in on goals.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
Growing up with ADHD definitely shaped my appreciation for others growing up with disabilities. I struggled to find the best way to organize myself and learn for many years. The systems I learned over time have helped me tune my body and mind to run more efficiently and I hope to help others do this as well.