Therapy can be an amazing but scary process. I work to provide a safe and secure environment where you can share your thoughts, feelings, concerns and barriers. I work to enable you to find ways to identify your strengths to address the barriers to your living a fuller and more authentic life. Therapy can be a time of goal-setting, action planning and pinpointing stuck points but doesn't have to be all about the negative aspects or problem areas. While therapy is serious, I use often use humor in therapy—laughing at ourselves and our problems can be very therapeutic and make healing easier. There is no reason why therapy should have to be “heavy” or “gloomy”. It should be fun and inspiring too!
For therapy to be effective, you must be committed to wanting a better life and be willing to work towards getting it. The deeper the problem, often the more work required in order to change it, but also the greater the benefit and, just as important, gaining the skills needed to address future issues and barriers to living your most full and authentic life!
It is important to acknowledge there is a problem and be willing to take responsibility for any part you play in maintaining the problem—otherwise it will be difficult to change. Therapy is not a "blame game" but rather an honest look at the facts and outcomes. You may not be clear on what the issues or problems are or where any responsibility you may have lies, so we’ll work together to explore these things so you can more completely heal.
While many problems may not be your “fault,” you are the only one that has control over your life and the only one who can change things for the better. Fortunately, you won’t be alone in doing this! You can be confident that I’ll be there each step of the way supporting, encouraging and challenging you to reach the goals you set for yourself.
Sessions are typically 45-50 minutes starting at the top of the hour. During this time we will have the opportunity to discuss any current issues you are having, revisit action plans, look at potential stuck points and look at where these stuck points may be originating from.
While I don't often provide family or couple therapy, it is often important to have bring in people to be part of the therapeutic process.
I believe in tailoring the therapeutic process to who I am working with and not based specifically in one school of thought. I use an eclectic approach and pull from a variety of evidence-based practices. I pull elements from ACT, DBT, EMDR, MI and others to ensure a well-rounded and appropriate approach to working with individuals.
We will discuss these in detail and the benefits at our appointment.
ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
DBT: Dialectical Behavior Therapy
EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
MI: Motivational Interviewing
Initial intake session: $150
45-50 min session: $110
60 min+ session: $150-180
Kaiser Permanente (pending)
Some EAP programs
If out-of-network I can provide super bills for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement of services. Please see your individual policy for reimbursement rates.