My Approach to Helping
Psychotherapy lays the emotional groundwork that leads to a more happy and satisfying life.
Many people think of psychotherapy, especially some kinds of traditional psychotherapy, as one-sided: the person in therapy talks and the therapist listens. But effective psychotherapy - therapy that heals - works because of the unique relationship that develops between the therapist and the person in therapy.
I provide an environment that, because it is safe and non-judgmental, allows the person in therapy to open up in new and often unexpected ways and to experience and express his or her deepest thoughts and feelings.
I use more than one therapeutic discipline, but my approach is ultimately tailored to the needs of the person I am working with. I help people become more emotionally self aware so that they can experience greater self-esteem and satisfaction in life, better deal with depression, and cope with the anxiety that so often interferes with their sense of well-being.
More Info About My Practice
My fee will be mutually agreed upon at the time of our initial consultation. I accept checks, cash, and credit cards in the form of Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.
I have a sliding scale. I can appreciate that people have different economic situations and I take that into consideration.
Initial consultations are only charged if we decide to work together.
If you have insurance, I am what is called an out-of-network provider. I am accepted by all health insurance carriers who have out-of-network mental health benefits. Please consult your insurance provider to see if you are covered. Some questions to ask about your benefits are:
What is my deductible and has it been met?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Monthly statements are provided to you to send to your insurance company for reimbursement
I have day and evening sessions Monday through Saturday.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
While my training covered a variety of theoretical models, I use experience, discovery, and careful trial and error to continue to develop my own particular voice. As a psychotherapist, my work is influenced by both my training and my personality. Our beliefs, how we relate to people, our culture and our patterns inform the treatment as much as the theories I've studied and other theories I continue to explore.
I have worked extensively with people in their homes who were dealing with the trauma and upheaval of being diagnosed with a serious and progressive illness. The work involved helping patients and their significant others handle the myriad of emotional issues that come up when faced with being ill.
I also have extensive experience working with sexual addiction and other addictions as well as those having difficulty managing issues relate to intimacy and their sexual orientation.