Is therapy right for me?
We are a collection of our respective experiences and our perceptions color our reality. We encounter things in our lives that shape our beliefs and feelings about ourselves, the world, and our future. Sometimes, we act on misperceptions of ourselves or situations and the reality we see might not be the experience of others.
Therapy helps us reveal strengths and learn new skills that allow us to deal with these inevitable challenges of life. Health and wellness come from an increase in self-awareness and applying what we know to make positive choices that impact us in the best way possible. Success in therapy is not about being cured or fixed; it means we are able to find the resources within ourselves to deal with what comes next.
Does therapy really help?
Therapy is also found to be highly effective in resolving marital and family issues by providing a new lens from which to view such issues, thus helping clients create solutions to his or her own identified problems. The benefit of therapy, of course, is contingent on how the client utilizes what is learned in session.
More specifically, the benefits of therapy include:
- Improving your self-esteem and belief in your capacity to do what you want
- Learning how to better manage emotions like anger, grief, and depression
- Replacing past maladaptive behaviors with healthy, positive behaviors
- Improving communication skills through listening and understanding
- Developing new skills for more fulfilling relationships and marriage
- Gaining better understanding of the self
- Defining values to facilitate meeting your personal and life goals
- Moving through grief and loss
- Acknowledging and working through addiction issues
- Learning what it means to properly manage anger and stress
- Coping with chronic illness and/or medical issues
- Understanding compassion fatigue, burnout, and work dissatisfaction
If any of the above relates to something in your life, therapy can be a way to help connect and find meaningful solutions to things that might feel relatively unmanageable.
What can I expect in therapy?
Therapy is not a quick fix. It is a process and an investment in a healthier you. The goal of any therapy is to simply take what we learn and integrate it back into our life. Therapy is about learning to acknowledge our potential for growth. Again, there is no such thing as a life we plan because of all the variables, dynamics, and actions of others that impact us daily and, ultimately, change the course of our lives. It’s about learning to manage what comes next.
What are your fees?
(50 minutes) $250
(50 minutes) $280
(75 minutes) $340
* I reserve several sliding scale spaces. Please inquire if needed.
Do you accept insurance?
If requested, I will gladly generate an invoice, or superbill, to file claims with your carrier. Please contact your health insurance company to find out what your out of network benefits are for mental health treatment. It is the responsibility of the client to verify benefits and co-pays prior to the first session.
What is your cancellation policy?
A full session fee is charged for missed, cancelled, or changed appointments with less than 24-hour notice unless it is due to illness or an emergency. A bill will be mailed directly to all clients who do not show up for, or cancel, an appointment. Thank you for your consideration of this important matter.
What forms of payment do you accept?
A credit card is required to confirm and hold all appointments. Any other arrangements must be made in advance. A $25 administration fee is charged on all checks that are returned for insufficient funds.