My Approach to Helping
I believe that people naturally have competitive instincts and drives, and using these evolutionary-based approaches, we come into conflict in our relationships in modern interactions. We compete with those whom we love, and become obsessed with a desire to “win” in these arguments, while at the same time we “lose” the very nature of these relationships. I help people find ways to externalize their competitive instincts and repair the collective team approach with loved ones to ascertain healthy team roles for all participants for a healthy competitive approach to novel situations.
More Info About My Practice
I am currently a in-network provider for OptumUBH Plans, Oxford and Community Plan,and I am able to offer a reasonable fee to help all family members heal wounds collectively. As a result, I typically offer more brief therapy than many other therapeutic models, and more holistic changes to how families interact.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love helping people. I love watching those families who are so entrenched in problems turn their lives around in a miraculously short period of time, especially when considering how long some of these issues have been in existence before I enter into the story of someone’s life. I feel so gratified and honored to have a role in helping people find ways to live happier and healthier lives with the people they care so much about. It is one of the main reasons I have developed the theoretical model that I have. Competition is not just about playing by some arbitrary set of rules. It is about PASSION. It is a deeply emotional response to those we love, and the expression of that connection is truly a miracle to behold. It is the best part of humanity at its core.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
I hold every client and potential client in the highest esteem. It takes an incredible amount of courage and bravery to contact a complete stranger, and ask for help. As I see in so many great teams in history, it is essentially this aspect which drives those who succeed. I view the courage to act as a unit as a strength, not a weakness. A stigma for those who seek help is antiquated and unrealistic in today’s world. We are united in so many ways as a culture and as a society, and it is only natural to seek added involvement and attachment with people.
My Blog Posts
- Accentuate the Positive: A Guide to Increasing Self-Esteem
- Three Steps to Resolving Parenting Differences
- Uncomfortably Numb: Finding Purpose in Pain
- Three Ways to Help Manage Holiday Stress
- Seize the Moment: Is It Time to Reprioritize?
- Finding the Passion after It Fades
Client Focus (Age)
Billing and Insurance:I am an in-network provider for:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
- United Behavioral Health
- United Health Care
Fees: Individual and Couples sessions for $150 per session, Family sessions for $175 for an extended 90 minute session unless otherwise influenced by insurance coverage.
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.