My first and foremost goal for my
clients is to create a safe space for them to come and talk. It's
important for me, as a therapist, to create an alliance with my
clients. It is my job to be an ally while also guiding clients through
difficult terrain. I believe that humor is an incredible healing tool to use in therapy if it is used appropriately and safely.
Values and Philosophy
I believe that our our thoughts,
feelings, and moods are influenced by our internal processes as well as
our environmental experiences. I help my clients to learn about
themselves from several perspectives and create coping tools so that
their healing process can begin.
Often, depressed and anxious moods and negative thoughts happen because we can only see ourselves from our own
perspectives. Since these perspectives are negative to begin with, they
tend to fuel more negative feelings, moods and thoughts. This can cause stagnant and hopless feelings and feelings of guilt about feeling bad in the first place. Some may believe that feeling bad is a
personal weakness. This kind of belief system can cause feelings of
isolation, depression, and anxiety.
I work with my clients to help them look
at themselves as a whole. Not only within themselves, but in the context
of our entire cultural environment.
Some of the issues we can explore: Family
of Origin Dynamics, Cultural Opression and Social Opression, Past Abuse
and Trauma, Gender and Sexual Identity and Religious and Spiritual
upbringing and how issues in these areas can compound negative emotional
and mental health.
Individual Therapy sessions last 50
minutes and cost $140.00
I choose not to participate in insurance panels. I don't bill insurance companies, but you may be able to get reimbursement from your insurance company if you submit your own claim. I can provide you with a receipt for services
with the necessary codes for billing.