Welcome to my Practice
It is not easy to open up to someone new and reveal truths about yourself, your feelings, and your life that you may not have shared with anyone else. I respect the courage each of my clients shows by reaching out for support when life’s challenges have become too much to face alone. I take the time to build a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients characterized by respect, compassion, and understanding in order to build trust and safety.
I will work collaboratively with you to develop a good understanding of the problem, the systems that keep the problem in place, and your hopes for change. My personal goal is to help to draw out your strengths, knowledge, and resources -- both internal and external -- to insure that our work together is meaningful and effective.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect in the first session when I see a therapist?
Our first meeting is primarily a chance to for us to get acquainted, for you to express some of your hopes for change, and to develop personalized goals that will guide our future work together.
Is there funding available to cover the cost of counseling?
Yes, you may be able to have some or all of your counseling fees paid by your extended health plan or the Crime Victim Assistance Program. Ask me how I can help you to apply for benefits.
How long will I have to see a counselor before I notice a change?
Every client is different, but in cases where clients are experiencing a temporary setback or a sense of overwhelm, within 3 to 5 sessions they often feel some relief.