Taking the first step...
I know that reaching out for the first time can be intimidating and you may have various questions about it. The following should ease some of those unknowns. Of course, you could always contact me if you have any other questions.
Free 15-20 minute Consultations
I believe that finding the right fit for therapy is essential. I know that trusting and opening up to someone can be difficult at first. We can set up a free consultation to get to know each other and see if we are a good match. We can briefly explore what made you seek services and begin to discuss your goals. During our initial consultation, I encourage you to ask me any questions so that you can get a feel for whether my theoretical orientation and communication style works for you.
During our first few session, you can expect to:
Explore some of your strengths.
Discuss your current situation and challenges.
Explore what goals you would like to accomplish.
Establish what needs to take place in order for you to accomplish your goals.
Collaboratively establish a treatment plan.
Explore strategies and skills that will help you begin to see change and accomplish your goals.
As a therapist…
I strive to provide a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment for clients to share and explore their experiences. I’m passionate about creating a relationship built on safety, trust and hope where we can work collaboratively with my clients to find answers, make meaning, see things differently, and provide them with tools that might be helpful when they are feeling stuck. I see therapy as an opportunity to help people heal old wounds, learn to cope with the challenges of life and overcome road blocks, experience increased joy and self-acceptance, and feel empowered to accomplish their goals. Learn more about Me and My Approach.
Confidentiality is taken seriously and it is essential for you to feel safe to talk about and explore what is going on for you and why you are struggling. Your information remains privileged and secure at all times except under the following circumstances where I am mandated by law and have a duty to report:
Abuse or suspected abuse of a child under the age of 16.
If you disclose imminent thoughts of harming yourself or someone else
If my clinical notes get subpoenaed by a court
If you disclose abuse by a health care provider
These rules apply to all social work professionals.
Money is often an obstacle for many when it comes to seeking mental health services. Mental health affects us all and we need to start treating it seriously and prioritizing it. Everyone deserves and should have access to mental health care. That is why I offer some sliding scale spots. Please inquire about this if this is something you may need.
About Online Therapy
You may find it difficult to make it into an office while juggling various responsibilities. You may also find it easier to try therapy and open up to someone from the comfort of your home. My therapy sessions are conveniently provided over secured and encrypted video, and all appointments are scheduled on an individual basis for dates and times that work best for you!
Learn more about how Online Therapy Works...