SCOPE OF PRACTICE: I serve individuals, couples, and families; adolescents and adults. I offer short-term, solution-oriented counseling as well as long-term psychotherapy. I address relationship problems, self-confidence issues, grief, loss, depression, anxiety, anger, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), bipolar disorder, trauma (PTSD), personality disorders, addictions (including 12 step work), existential confusion and more. I also work with religious and spiritual concerns. LGBTQ friendly.
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY: Individual therapy can take the form of solution oriented counseling, supportive therapy, or psychodynamic psychotherapy. Solution oriented counseling is aimed at problem solving and immediate symptom relief. It is often short term, typically lasting less than 6 months. Supportive counseling involves providing emotional support to clients experiencing grief, loss, adjustment to change, chronic health problems, and other stressful circumstances. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is geared towards the goal of creating lasting and meaningful changes in the following areas: thought patterns, emotional experience, attitudes, and behavior. It is also designed to promote greater harmony and satisfaction in one's relationship to self and others. This more intensive form of therapy often entails healing the after effects of trauma, working with the unconscious mind as well as exploring and transforming personality structure. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is often a long-term process.
The length of treatment depends upon a combination of factors, including the nature of the problem and the goals of the client. Modalities and interventions used include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Jungian dream analysis, Existential Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing and more. Ericksonian hypnosis and meditation instruction may also be utilized on a case-by-case basis.
COUNSELING FOR COUPLES: Services begin with an evaluation of both individuals, history of the current relationship, history of previous relationships, and other relevant factors. Therapy sessions focus on: 1) identifying goals, 2) translating goals into action steps, 3) shifting perspectives, 4) empowering each individual to make personal changes that will both enhance the relationship and improve individual mental health, 5) improving communication skills, 6) increasing connection, empathy, insight, joy, pleasure, and overall relationship satisfaction.
In my work with couples, I draw primarily on the work of John and Julie Gottman, Terry Real, Esther Perel, and Stan Tatkin. FAMILY THERAPY: Services are custom-tailored for the needs of each family. I treat the family as a whole unit while also addressing the psychological needs of each individual family member.
CLINICAL SUPERVISION: I provide clinical supervision for LMHCs working towards the LPCC credential. I can also provide supervision and consultation for fully licensed mental health professionals who are looking to deepen or expand their skill set.
FEES AND INSURANCE: $125/hour for individual therapy $140/hour for couples counseling Sliding scales are available on a case by case basis.
Currently accepting the following insurance plans: - Aetna - Blue Cross/Blue Shield - GEHA (Federal Employee Plan) - Magellan (Presbyterian) - Presbyterian - True Health _ United Healthcare - Centennial Care/Medicaid* *I DO NOT take Western Sky