My Approach to Helping
Psychotherapy is the practice of talking things through with a trusted and skilled professional. This practice enables a frame of reference for solving issues in ones life and easing emotional pain including stress, sadness, guilt, and loss. For those who seek therapy, there is a desire to grow, to build connections with others, as well as having the bravery to change. Inescapably, there are times when we lose our way, experience misunderstandings, or struggle with our uncertainties about our own abilities. An experienced therapist makes sense of, and can help one attain relief from pain and find solutions to problems in a nonjudgmental environment. Life is a continuous journey. Discovering our strengths and cultivating our sense of well-being will help one through the many challenges that make up our lives. When you choose to do work in therapy, it is a crucial and significant endeavor.
Another element of my practice is wellness lifestyle coaching. The goal is to help you tap into, and actualize your clear vision of who you are and to help you create the life you would love to live. Whether you have issues with career change, family, relationships, difficulty finding your purpose, or any other issue that pertains to how you live your life, there will be a time that you will need help. Coaching is different than counseling in that coaching does not spend time on healing past experiences as in counseling, but rather looks at goals for the here and now for clients that are willing to move forward and make changes. What emerges from this process is an atmosphere of enthusiasm and hopefulness about creating a life that is deeply satisfying and meaningful.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
As a professional therapist with over 20 years of experience, I can appreciate the position you’re in. The search for a therapist can be daunting and can also feel a little intimidating.
But it doesn’t have to.
I’ve worked with people as they’ve faced some of their deepest hurts and greatest challenges. In the process, I’ve come to an important realization that effective therapy is only possible when the client feels trust and comfort. When you feel comfortable in therapy, you have the ability to bring real change into your life. This does not mean that you will always feel comfortable with the process as sometimes healing can be painful; however you will be in a safe place to express yourself.
I endeavor to create an environment of mutual respect and ease, a space where we can have honest, meaningful conversations. My goal is to communicate with people. I commit myself to helping them discover and achieve their goals and to work through their current struggles.
The power to decide belongs to you. You get to choose who you’ll work with and how long they’ll be a part of your life. Your trust and comfort during the therapeutic process is crucial.
Client Focus (Age)
Billing and Insurance:Fees: $100 to $125 per counseling session
I accept private pay.
I am currently in network with the following insurance panels:
Blue Cross Blue Shield
I accept credit cards, checks, and cash.