I provide counseling for individuals, couples, and families seeking help in a range of issues that are unique to each client. From relational conflict to mood disorders, I utilize a systemic approach that explores current problems within the social, environmental, and cultural context of life experiences and the impact these experiences have on both physical and mental health. My theoretical orientation is eclectic to best match each client and their unique situation. For some, this may involve exploring patterns of thought and behavior and the impact those patterns have on emotions, while others may benefit from a more solution-oriented approach that works to identify specific goals and how to reach them. Behind each approach, however, rests an underlying holistic (or whole person) view that the symptoms a client presents are often only one piece of a larger puzzle towards well being. Therapy is a collaborative process where client and therapist work together to identify the nature of the problem and how best to address it.
Time & Commitment
The duration and frequency of therapy is different for each client. For some, therapy can be a brief and useful tool to aid in navigating through difficult times, while others may benefit from a longer commitment to delve more deeply into an increased understanding of the manner in which past experiences and relationships inform the present. It is not uncommon to effectively address the original issue to later find oneself more capable of tackling more complex areas previously believed to be out of reach. Some clients may benefit from weekly sessions while others may prefer more or less time in between. This decision is often a combination of personal preference and need. In short, therapy duration and frequency varies case by case, and this is something that will be discussed throughout your therapy. It is my goal to maintain personal client autonomy for the entire duration of therapy.
Successful therapy is often a result of an individual's commitment to work towards change and willingness to share openly and honestly. Establishing a level of trust necessary for this to happen may take time. It is my priority to create a safe environment to allow this important work to happen.
Confidentiality is integral to building a foundation of trust and honesty so that you can get the most out of your time in therapy. All client-therapist communication is considered strictly confidential and privileged information. There are a few legal exceptions to this rule that are outlined in the Informed Consent you sign prior to beginning therapy.
Important Note to Minors and their Parents: A goal of counseling is to help facilitate safe, constructive communication between parents and their children. I cannot violate the confidentiality of a client, even if information shared by the client would be of concern to the parents; however, clients need to be aware that parents must be informed if information disclosed may pose a signifcant threat of harm to client or others. Minors 13 and older do not need the consent of a parent or guardian prior to beginning therapy.
• A standard 50 minute session is $165.
• I offer financial assistance on a sliding scale for a limited number of spots for those unable to cover the standard rate. If desired, please ask for an application.
• Payment is due at the time service is provided. Please come to your session prepared to pay with check, cash, or credit card so we can focus our attention on therapy.
• I do not bill insurance directly but am happy to provide a monthly statement of charges that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. It is your responsibility to understand what your insurance covers for counseling.
• A good faith estimate of expected charges is available upon scheduling or upon your request.
New client paperwork will be sent to you through the client portal upon scheduling your first session.