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No. I am private pay only.
There are limited reduced fee slots. Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis for those with financial hardships. Contact me for more information.
Initially I recommend weekly sessions. Many reduce frequency once things improve and attend every other week, then monthly to maintain gains.
It's best to schedule a set time each week. However, if you have responsibilities that require flexibility in scheduling, you may opt to choose an available time each week. I can usually accommodate such needs so long as we can find alternatives. Committing to and prioritizing that time is ideal and equates for a better outcome.
Therapy provides support, problem-solving skills, and coping skills for addressing life's challenges and the negative impacts of stress, anxiety, and life transitions, among other things.
It depends on whether you think it would be beneficial to have someone to talk to, receive unbiased extra support, and gain a new perspective as you navigate through life's challenges. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to identify and avoid triggers, monitor your emotions, re-direct damaging patterns, break through emotional roadblocks, and overcome life's challenges.
The reality is everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking extra unbiased support when you need it. Even the most self-aware person realizes when it's time to reach out for help, and there is nothing wrong with that. Think about how you would feel if you could end the struggle of the emotional burdens and roadblocks getting in your way. What would happen if you could divert that energy into creating more positive energy with your thoughts, feelings, and actions? How would that change your life?
The fact that you are taking responsibility by accepting where you are in life, and making a commitment to seek help to change the situation by seeking therapy should be acknowledged and is the first step toward change.
Everyone has a different reason to seek therapy. You could be facing a major decision or a life transition. Perhaps you are suffering the negative impacts of stress, anxiety, or self-sabotaging behaviors. Maybe there are unresolved problems in your past that you are ready to address, process, and put behind you. Perhaps you are struggling with one of several very common issues like depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, relationship problems, family concerns, life challenges, and creative blocks. Maybe you are just ready for a period of self-exploration, discovery, and positive growth, or are determined to improve your interpersonal relationships.
Therapy can provide you with another perspective, and a place to externalize the pressure, take a breath, and regroup. You will receive support, encouragement, an unbiased ear, and coping skills to navigate emotional triggers and change negative behavior patterns. Simply put, if you are ready to meet the challenges in your life, ready to make changes, then therapy can be very helpful at streamlining the process, and overcoming obstacles that might arise.
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. Your goals will be unique, as will our therapeutic relationship. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular weekly sessions.
It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate and invest in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, suggestions may be made on some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking therapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives, and take responsibility for their lives.
Each person is unique so I tailor your experience to what works best. My approach is holistic, eclectic, strength based, and customized.
Confidentiality is one of the most important components of an effective therapeutic relationship. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust and safety with highly sensitive subject matter and you have my assurance that it is kept in confidence. Sometimes, however, it might be important that I contact someone in your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney) or perhaps you might want to bring a family member or friend in for a session. Under those circumstances I would require your written permission, prior to making contact, and we would also discuss in advance the degree of disclosure you would feel comfortable with me making.
However, state law and professional ethics require I break confidentiality under the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children (under the age of 18), dependent adults, and elders
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person
• If I receive a subpoena from the court or FBI for my client notes.
Are you ready to take the next step for counseling to unmask your life challenges through creative insights?