There is tremendous value in talking through problems and identifying feelings with a counselor who has the experience, training, and expertise to understand what you are going through. Together we can create a plan to turn your life around.
Are you ready to break free from the constraints of past experiences and reclaim control over your life? Our integrated approach to therapy, combining Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), offers a transformative path to healing and personal growth.
Problems with relationships, friends, family, work, or health issues can lead to symptoms of anxiety, stress, sleeplessness, or depression. Often, negative thinking patterns create and/or exacerbate these symptoms.
We can all benefit from a safe and supportive environment to explore life’s challenges and change thinking patterns. It’s strategic and helpful to get guidance from a professional. I can help.
If you’re ready to embark on a journey of transformation, our integrated approach is here to guide you. No matter where you are in your healing process, we’re committed to tailoring our strategies to your unique needs and goals. This is your opportunity to take the courageous step towards embracing change, fostering empowerment, and leading a more fulfilling life.
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, your journey won’t look exactly the same as someone else. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session.
Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term for a specific issue; or longer-term to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).
It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session and apply it into your life.
Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process – such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking therapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
First, you’ll talk with me on a free 15-minute consult call. We’ll make sure I am a good fit for what you need. Therapy is a personal relationship and should be an enjoyable, fun, refreshing relationship. We’ll also talk about costs.
Then, we’ll schedule your first appointment and I will send you access to the balance portal where you’ll find all the legal authorization forms, practice policy and billing info.
Your first session is one hour long. We’ll talk about your past and what life looks like currently. You can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. I’ll create a treatment plan and goals that we’ll work on together in ongoing weekly sessions.
Sometimes the therapeutic process will help you gain immediate results and sometimes it will take some time. It’s like learning a new skill, it takes practice and training to learn anything new.
I like to look at counseling like planting a garden, especially with pre-teens and teens. We keep planting seeds and eventually they grow and thrive, but it takes time, water, sunlight to nourish a seed to produce a leaf, let alone fruit. Counseling can also take time, skill practice and new ideas to see what works and practice to create new habits. It takes at least 30 days to create a new habit or way of thinking!
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To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers. Some helpful questions you can ask them:
What are my mental health benefits?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?