If I go to therapy there must be something wrong with me; I should be able to handle this on my own, right?
Making the decision to seek out therapy isn’t a sign of weakness. It takes a great deal of emotional strength to seek help for problems that may be too overwhelming to manage alone. We don’t hesitate to call the doctor if we break a leg or call the mechanic when the car breaks down. Why hesitate to reach out for support when our mental health is in question? Nobody can get through this life without help and seeking help when it requires you to be vulnerable is a very tough yet courageous thing to do.
Therapy’s an added cost. Is it worth it?
Therapy is a financial commitment. It’s an investment in yourself. You’ll gain the ability to become aware of how your thoughts lead to behaviors that may not be congruent with life goals and are keeping you stuck or headed down a path you don’t want to be on. Together we can work to identify and then shift these unhelpful thoughts. Once you to begin making changes in your thought process you’ll start making choices that are more in line with life goals. Ultimately changing the course of your life for the better.
People invest a lot of time, money and energy into hobbies, homes, their education, and their careers so why not also invest in yourself. An investment in yourself can improve your well-being and overall quality of life.
Do you accept insurance?
No, I don’t accept insurance. However, I’m happy to provide itemized receipts for your insurance company that you can then submit for possible partial or full reimbursement using your out-of-network benefits. I also have worked to help clients get single case agreements with their insurance companies to cover the cost of therapy.
How does therapy work? What can I expect?
Therapy is a process. As your therapist I work to meet you where you’re at and gently nudge you out of your comfort zone, in order for you to reach your goals. I will not give you advice or tell you what to do. I will help you see all the options allowing you to make choices that are right for you. As your therapist I am the person you can talk to about things that you feel you can’t share with others, with no judgement and no risk. Therapy is what you make it and you can expect to get out of it what you are willing to put in. A little time, effort, honesty and vulnerability will make a world of difference in your life….it won’t be easy but it will be worth it.
What are some reasons people might want to work with you?
The number one reason I hear from those I have worked with over the years is that I am real. I’m professional, I know my stuff but I’m incapable of being fake or robotic. Which makes working together much more comfortable and enjoyable than I think many expect.