My Approach to Helping
The decision to attend counseling can be a significant moment in one’s life. The choice to seek this kind of support can come about for many reasons. People seek therapy to deal with issues, conflicts, and problems associated with a range of topics: interpersonal relationships, professional/career issues, family struggles, unwanted symptoms/behaviors/feelings, a desire to make change, a need to process/grieve painful events from the past or present, self-exploration and many other purposes. Given the importance of such issues, it is critical to find a therapist with whom one feels comfortable. In order to help you with this vital process, I would like to share a bit about my philosophy about therapy, my style, and my specialties.
My primary therapeutic approach is utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness techniques. I believe that if you change your thinking, you change your emotions and thus you change your life. Although my main therapeutic approach is to rely on CBT, I will also use an eclectic therapeutic approach to tailor the treatment to your unique needs. I am goal oriented with my clients and believe it is important for each client to feel knowledgeable, strengthened, and encouraged during the counseling process. I will work with you develop a personal plan to not just identify treatment goals but to more importantly to identify life goals. I am hear to listen to you and I am here to provide guidance through concrete tools that will remain with you for a life time.
I have been practicing in the mental health field for over 19 years and I have been in private practice for the past seven years. My position at Yale University allowed me to develop valuable skills working with families and children. The Yale psychiatric program, where I had the privilege of serving, won the American Psychiatric Association’s Most Innovative Treatment Model for 2007. My most recent experience before private practice had been working for a federally qualified health clinic that provides integrated behavioral health services in a primary health care setting. I was an integral member of the health care team providing psychiatric consultation to doctors.I am bilingual and have extensive experience working with the Spanish-speaking population. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
More Info About My Practice
I am only currently accepting new clients that are interested in telehealth therapy only. I accept major credit cards and cash as forms of payment. I can provide services on a sliding scale fee for private pay clients.
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My Role as a Therapist
I seek to create an atmosphere that is warm and empathetic while encouraging clients to be open to deep and profound exploration. This dynamic has proven to foster the kind of environment I believe is conducive to growth and change. I believe foundation to a successful therapeutic relationship is the creation of a safe place for one to explore conflicts, issues, and feelings. When this is possible, I believe the door opens for meaningful and significant growth to occur. Perhaps more importantly, I believe growth can take many forms: improved relationships, improved sense of well-being, enhanced sense of self, reduction of painfulunwanted symptoms, career success, etc. The kind of growth one is seeking is best decided upon by careful collaboration between the therapist and the client.
Client Focus (Age)
Billing and Insurance:
I don’t currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for “out of network” benefit coverage
Fees: $90 to $110 per session
Sliding Scale Available Clinicians who offer sliding scale payment structures may offer lower or reduced fees based on an individual’s ability to pay. Please contact this clinician for more details regarding their fees or sliding scale policy.