show up, be seen, live brave™
“Nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous and hurtful as believing that I’m standing on the outside of my life looking in and wondering what it would be like if I had the courage to show up and let myself be seen.” Dr. Brene’ Brown, author of Daring Greatly.
how do you work?
The first step to re-writing your story is simply showing up! Make the call or send an email - it starts with finding the right person with whom you can begin the journey and start to grow in insight and understanding. Therapy is a deeply personal experience, so it is important that there is a good fit between you and your therapist's style and approach. I honor the courage it takes to enter therapy, and I respect the time you are dedicating to the process, as well as the trust you put in me to work with you. My approach is very direct and active - I focus on helping my clients identify unhealthy thought patterns and developing an understanding of the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I provide insight and tools so that my clients are equipped to make the changes they need to make to create the life they want.
I use the Gottman Method for couples counseling which begins with a thorough assessment of your relationship strengths and areas for improvement. This is done online through the Gottman Institute, after which we will meet to discuss the results and decide together on an approach and plan for growth and healing.
where do I start?
You may call me to set up a free 15 minute phone consultation in which I can learn about your situation and you can get a sense of how I work. Office appointments are 50 minutes long (unless otherwise arranged), beginning at the appointment time. Our first few sessions will involve an evaluation of your needs and a discussion of treatment options. If either you or I believe that you would be better served by working with another therapist, I will offer you referrals. I have weekend night and weekend hours available.
There is no question that our health is directly related to the care we take of our bodies. We all value good nutrition, exercise, and seeing our physicians regularly. But few of us are as invested in our relationship health or our mental health. We tend to ignore preventative care and wait until we are in a crisis before we start caring for ourselves or our relationship. Investing time and money into therapy before a crisis makes good sense emotionally, financially, and practically. Effective therapy can give you a road map to where you want to go and how you want to get there.
If you have insurance, I will provide you with a super bill so that you can bill your insurance directly. I have a sliding fee scale depending on your resources and circumstances.