Services and Philosophy:
Whether you are seeking services as an individual, couple, or member of a group, my goal is to work collaboratively with you to set goals, find solutions, and develop strategies to improve your emotional health.
I hope to share with you my knowledge and skills so that you will feel more empowered in your daily living and enjoy a better quality of life. I have been trained as a “scientist-practitioner” and so I will often consider the latest research findings to provide the best care possible.
I view our relationship as a partnership and may periodically seek feedback about what has been helpful or not helpful during the course of our work together. As a “partner” in your emotional health care, I expect you to be an active participant in your treatment and to openly express any concerns you might have about the process.
Finally, my ultimate goal is for you to grow in ways that make my role unnecessary. Therefore, you can expect that your treatment will likely be short-term, depending on the problems being addressed. Some clients find “booster sessions” helpful, and I generally view periodic “check ups” as good self-care.
Research indicates that treatment which places the needs of the client first is most beneficial. As a health care provider, my relationship is with you, not your insurance company. I accept most insurances and Medicare and will discuss with you, if you wish, the advantages and disadvantages of using insurance. If I do not serve on your insurance company panel, you may pay at the time of service and I will provide you with a receipt for services rendered, should you desire to seek insurance reimbursement. My fee is $175/one-hour session for individuals or couples. Group fees vary by type of group. Your payment is a tax deductible medical expense.