Ever since Happiness heard your name…………………………..it has been running through the streets……….. trying to find you.
Question: What is this process like?
Counseling starts with your free 15 minute phone call. This is a chance for us to talk, and for me to be sure that I’m the best fit for you.
When you come to see me, I will begin get to know you and your story. You may find that you gain some relief, just from the telling of it. If you have problems that are bothering you very badly, those will be our first focus. We will work together to develop greater understanding of your past and present. Especially, we will explore ways in which you can feel more free of your current problems & burdens. And we will look toward how you can live out your deepest values & dreams. How do you build your space of delight, in our harsh world?
In my work with clients I blend pragmatic approaches (cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical therapy, and motivational interviewing) with more exploratory dynamic ones, including AEDP (Diana Fosha’s approach).
I want to see you over the internet. How does that work?
At the present time, due to COVID-19, I only see clients over the internet, not “in office.”
It starts with your free 15 minute phone call. I’ll get to know you and your story, and assure that the best help can come to you through online therapy. (If we determine you can best be helped by in-person therapy, I will help you find a source for that.)
After having your free phone consultation the next step is to set up a first session date and time. The unique structure of our practice being online lets you find the best time that works for you. That might mean meeting in a private office during your lunch hour, doing a session in your car, or meeting in the safety of your own home during hours that others are away or there is a private room. All you need is an internet connection and a computer or phone.
Once the session time is confirmed you will be emailed two different forms; an intake and therapy consent form. The intake is simply a bit more information about you and the consent form is more information about us, including things like confidentiality, our cancellation policy/fees etc.
My practice relies on two HIPPA compliant video formats that are easy to use: Doxy.me or Zoom. We accept payment through various online payment formats, including PayPal.
Are there other things I should know?
- My practice is limited to adults.
- I do offer pre-marital counseling.
- My current practice is not equipped to best help those who self-harm. I typically refer people who self-harm out to other clinicians with that focus.
Insurance: I do not currently participate as ‘in network’ on any health insurance panels.