"Owning your own story and loving yourself through the process is the bravest thing you will ever do."
- Brene Brown
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where your role and participation is just as important as mine. My approach to therapy is nonjudgmental and nurturing. I want you to leave our sessions feeling encouraged, supported and heard. We will work together to set goals for treatment and I will continue to check in with you to see if you feel like your needs are being met.
I use several counseling theories and techniques that I tailor to what each individual needs. I operate mostly from a cognitive behavioral standpoint where I believe that your thoughts impact your mood and behaviors. We will work together to identify and then restructure maladaptive thinking patterns and negative self talk. I also like to utilize mindfulness training in our sessions where we work on being present in the moment without judgment.
It’s my own personal belief that it’s only appropriate for me to accept clients that I believe can resolve their own problems by engaging in this process with me. If I feel like my experience and knowledge may not be appropriate for you, I will work diligently to help you find a counselor that will be a better fit for your needs.
Types of Therapy
Individual therapy is where we meet one-on-one without anyone else present. In family therapy, we will be joined in session by other family members as needed. Family therapy is a great resource when you have a struggling teenager or there is conflict between individuals. Most clients start with individual therapy and we can add in family therapy later on if it seems relevant and important to ensuring you get what you need from our sessions.
Everyone comes to therapy with a different and unique story. For that reason, I cannot give you the exact number of sessions that you will need. Oftentimes, issues can build up and go unexamined for years so therapy may take some time. I encourage you to be gentle with yourself and not expect to be "fixed" in a few sessions. Healing takes time and patience.
My fee is $125 per 50 minute session and $150 per 75 minute session. Typically, sessions are 50 minutes in length unless we are doing an in depth assessment or including multiple family members in the session. We will discuss this prior to scheduling. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check and credit card. However, I do require that we keep a credit card on file to hold your appointment times. Most clients prefer to keep a card on file to use for payment for each session. I value your privacy and confidentiality so I choose not to participate in any managed care plans. I can provide you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.