Let's explore how research-based interventions from many different approaches can benefit you on your healing journey. I am equipped to help you with Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Relaxation Training, Short-term Solution-Focused strategies, Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Christian Counseling techniques. We'll assess your situation, collaborate, and decide which steps are most suitable for you and your family's needs.
You can expect a counseling experience in which you feel safe, respected and informed. I will have compassion for your hurts, fears, and sorrows yet also nudge you toward taking steps that will move you forward toward positive goals. This may involve some sort of task you agree to practice independently between sessions., so that you are learning new coping skills or relationship strategies. We'll be serious when appropriate yet also leave room for humor when that fits, too. We will embrace an optimistic outlook, knowing that no matter what, hope prevails.
Most people are concerned about costs as they begin. What matters most is the client's "out of pockets" costs, after insurance has been figured in. Insurance coverage varies greatly. You may have access to an EAP benefit that grants you a few sessions to start at no cost to you. There may be only a copay for each session such as $20 or $40. There may be a deductible that has to be met. If I am credentialed in-network with your carrier, I will honor their reduced contracted approved rate. If I am not in-network, your out of pocket costs will be higher. You may also choose to skip your insurance carrier altogether and pay a self-pay fee each session. It is wise to consult your insurance carrier to understand your benefits and make the choice that's best for you and your family.
I recognize that selecting the right therapist can be difficult. To make that more comfortable, I offer a FREE 20-30 minute "Meet and Greet" to any new client. This is an informal opportunity for us to meet and chat a bit to determine whether we want to go forward with a counseling process.