Professional working men and women deal with intense pressure to be successful. Being constantly driven in a business world that is bottom-line oriented can be a setup for burnout, anxiety, and inner turmoil. American professionals are facing a plague of loneliness and disconnection with little internal resources for coping. I work with professional men and women to create a different kind of success which can lead to lasting fulfillment for themselves and those around them. I offer both individual and group therapy opportunities for professionals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Life is hard. People deal with a lot of internal pain. If you are a person who has been carrying some pain and it feels like no matter what you do, the pain will not change, then maybe it is time to talk to a professional. An inner challenge is a part of life. Feelings like anxiety, shame, guilt, sadness and rage are all a part of the human experience. If there are certain feelings, behaviors or thoughts that are way out of balance, then talking to a professional who is dedicated to exploring and helping people in your situation may help.
The frequency of counseling visits is an important question and should be discussed at the onset of beginning therapy. During our introductory call, I will talk about my philosophy and boundaries about weekly therapy sessions and what is usually most helpful for clients.
Yes. Before I meet every client we connect on a 15-20 minute phone call. This phone call is important so I can hear what is going on for the client, and also so potential clients can ask me questions about how I do things as a counselor. It is imperative for me to have clients be comfortable and understand what they are choosing if they want to move forward with me as a therapist.
When a person enters into a relationship with a mental health professional, they should expect to be connected to a person who is clear, honest, caring, and supportive. Clients should expect they are working with a professional therapist who will continue to create a safe space for their thoughts, feelings, and sensations NO MATTER WHAT THEY ARE. My clients have the green light to share with me anything they desire and I strive to create a place where people feel comfortable expressing themselves with me. So much of healing or internal change takes place when people feel safe enough to go to certain places inside themselves.
I do not take insurance. For clients who inquire, I will provide a "superbill". A superbill is an itemized receipt of services provided, costs incurred, diagnosis, and procedure codes from a mental health service provider to a client. Some insurance companies will partially reimburse clients for "out of network" costs for mental health services. Clients who are interested should call their insurance companies and ask if their plan will reimburse for out of network mental health providers and what is required for submission.
No. After we connect via email then we set up a 20-minute call. This call is important for me to hear about what is going on with you, and also for you to find out about me and how I work as a therapist. There is no charge for the call and no problem at all if you do not decide to move forward in therapy.
Standard counseling sessions last 50 minutes. Sometimes people will want more time and 90-minute sessions are available.
Therapy duration is different for every client. So much of a person's ability to heal inside depends on their internal challenges coupled with how much connection their internal and external world has to offer. Some people need a lot more support and this could equate to a longer duration in therapy. Therapy is not a quick fix but is a dedication to change, where people can invest in themselves and their inner challenges on a weekly basis. Therapy is also not a permanent thing that lasts years, but a seasonal commitment.
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