My Approach to Helping
I love seeing my clients move from distress to well-being. In sessions, I am focused, technically skilled, and aim to help you asap. We get lots done in each session, maybe because my father was an efficiency expert. I also bring my mother’s warmth with me to my work, and her sense of humor, so that though we do tap into your hurts, sadnesses, and fears, we also share much laughter.
I would look forward to working with you!
More Info About My Practice
My office suite includes multiple excellent therapists.
When you contact our office suite, Janet and Teresa, the receptionists who answer phone and email inquiries, will work with you to arrange fees, payment schedules and appointment times. Please feel welcome to contact them to discuss your specific needs.
If you are experiencing relationship difficulties, you might check out my inexpensive interactive online program at a website called PowerOfTwoMarriage, or my self-help books The Power of Two and The Power of Two Workbook.
For depression, anger, anxiety and addictions, I offer free self-help videos and worksheets at another website, PrescriptionsWithoutPills.
Specific Issue(s) I’m Skilled at Helping With
Depression, anxiety, anger, life dilemmas, parenting and relationship difficulties. Also, parental alienation.
By the way, I am glad to offer telephone or online treatment for clients who live in Colorado who live too far from Denver for in-person treatment. Because of state licensing laws I can treat people who reside outside of Colorado only when they travel to my office.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
The purpose of psychotherapy is to help you overcome whatever negative feelings, beliefs, or circumstances have been troubling you. You get just one life. I want to help you to enjoy it in the best of emotional health.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love learning. I learn from every client. And I have learned, and use, a broad range of therapy techniques: CBT, psychodynamic explorations to help you to understand yourself more appreciatively, marriage counseling, visualizations, energy therapies, and more.
My Role as a Therapist
I mostly wear three hats:
1) Healer– to alleviate your painful emotional states such as anger, depression and anxiety.
2) Guide — to keep you moving toward discovery of positive solutions to your issues, dilemmas and conflicts. Sometimes I also guide you, if you would like, in exploring your earlier-in-life experiences that are impacting your currently.
3) Coach — so you can learn stronger skills for dealing with life’s bumps in ways that sustain feeling good and enjoying great relationships.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Actually, therapy is fun. Yes, we talk about problems, and at the same time, finding solutions to your problems can feel relieving, creative and uplifting.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Therapy takes anywhere from one session to months or, on and off, for years. My typical case lasts around three months. Many clients need fewer sessions; a few need more.
My Blog Posts
- Is It Enabling or Excessive Altruism? Exploring Codependency
- Part V: Building a Great Marriage
- Building a Great Marriage Part IV: Tone of Voice
- Cooperative Dialogue Skills: What Are They and How Can Couples Benefit?
- How Do Marriage Partners Make Effective Decisions?
- How Can Married Couples Respond When They Discover They Have Differences?
- What Does Communication Have to do With a Good Relationship?
- Building a Great Marriage
- Individual Versus Couple Therapy: What Format Is Best for Marital Problems
- Divorce Pending: Changing Curses to Blessings
- Therapists as Experts in Conflict Resolution
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Client Focus (Age)
Billing and Insurance:Fees: My fees are at the high end, and I do not take insurance. My office suite however includes multiple therapists whose treatment methods are similar to mine. Their fees range broadly, and several of them take insurance.
If you phone the secretaries in our suite they are glad to discuss with you which therapist would be best for your particular therapy and financial needs.
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.