Please click below to access my therapy blog. This is an online space where I will share personal articles, relevant research, beneficial resources, and little tidbits that I find pertinant to my client focus.
Bipolar Disorder News – Pendulum.org
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder
National Center for PTSD
Obsessive Compulsive Information Center
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIMH
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Board of Behavioral Sciences
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
National Institute of Mental Health
National Mental Health Association
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Please Note: Links to external sites to be used as resources, I am not responsible for the content, claims or representations found on these sites.
If you’re a new client, please review and complete the appropriate welcome packet. If your appointment is soon please bring them to your first therapy session. If we are scheduled more then a few days out, you have the option of mailing or faxing them to me as long as they arrive prior to our appointment.
- Adult Welcome Packet
- Adolescent Welcome Packet
- Insurance & EAP Agreement
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*If unable to download or open files, please contact me to have forms emailed, mailed to you, or to make arrangements to come early to session and fill them out*
$120 per 60-minute individual therapy session
$150 per 60-minute couple or family therapy session
$600 for 8 week coaching (includes comprehensive assessment/plan development, 6-8 follow ups, unlimited email support/contact for duration)
$150 for 60-90 minute comprehensive assessment/plan development
$75 for 30-45-minute follow ups
I am an out of network provider for PPO & POS insurances. Many PPO or POS insurances will cover any licensed clinician. I will also provide you with a bill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement- the rate of reimbursement will depend on your specific health plan. Please indicate your interest in utilizing insurance during our innitial contact. I ask all my clients requesting to use insurance to be aware that doing so requires a diagnosis of a mental disorder in order for reimbursement. The insurance company may also limit the amount of sessions, as well as make intimate details of your life/psychotherapy sessions available to third parties. I ask that all clients consider this before utilizing insurance.
Sometimes only so much work can be done on the individual level. If the pain occured in a relationship, then the healing must take place in a relationship. Maybe you are having conflicts in your relationship that you are unable to resolve? Or someone in the family has been diagnosed with a mental health issue and the family is being effected?
My goal when working with families and couples is to help take down walls and barriers that make it hard to resolve issues. To break unhealthy patterns of relating and understand the origins of these patterns. I hope to set the foundation for healthier communicating, increased empathy and intimacy.
Some issues I focus on in my practice are:
- Coping with severe mental illness (Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder)
- Blended Families
- Family Adjustment/Planning
- Healthy Boundaries
- Substance Abuse and Addictions
- Collaborative Parenting
I truly enjoy working with teens- this is a special developmental period that provides so much opportunity for growth and has an incredible impact on their adult futures.
Adolescence is a time of transition, transitioning from childhood to a young adult. Teens undergo rapid growth and development- hormonal, and cognitive changes occur. All these changes coupled with social pressures and emerging independence, can bring about normal and common distress, feelings of isolation, and a need to solidify an identity. Some teens even experience more severe distress and can develop mental health disorders.
I utilize evidenced-based approaches; CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, along with a true passion for working with this age group. I work with a variety of issues impacting teens.
- Impulse Control
- Low Self-Esteem
- Grief & Loss
- Suicidal Thoughts
- School Problems
- Substance Abuse
I provide a relational, person-centered appraoch to address Women’s Health issues. I utilize a variety of evidence-based therapuetic tools; CBT, DBT, Mindfullness. I believe in holistic treatment, and am happy to coordinate care with your physicians or other health care providers when appropriate. Psychoeducation on movement, nutrition, and boundary setting or assertiveness are at the core of much of my work.
- Pregnancy stress and well-being
- Postpartum Depression, Anxiety and related disorders
- Childbirth Trauma
- Emotional Support with Breastfeeding, Depression after Weaning
- The Transition to Motherhood
- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Fertility Challenges
- General Mental Health and Well-Being
Are you unhappy, on edge, or feel like you are missing out on life?
Do you feel out of control with your behaviors, eating habits, and lack self care?
Are you controlled by cravings, or feel like you have let go of the reins in your life?
Wellness Coaching may be appropriate for you!
I offer one-on-one individualized coaching for health and wellness. During our sessions we will look at your behaviors around food, nutrition, and movement , as well as stress management, sleep, and relationship dynamics. My approach is holistic and seeks to encourage you to be the investigator of what works and what doesn’t in your life. Some skills I use are; motivational interviewing, assessing lifestyle strengths and weaknesses, and utilizing nutrition to impact mood and decrease cravings of unhealthy foods. I draw upon my training and education in the counseling and behavioral health field, as well as the addiction field to help you better implement lifestyle changes.
What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
My approach to coaching is structured, directive, solution focused, and requires a strong commitment. Initially, we work together as a team to develop a plan of action. This plan may include behavioral and nutritional changes, boundary setting, mindfulness, and lifestyle changes. We follow up to check on the implementation of your unique plan and troubleshoot where needed. Coaching is not used to diagnose or treat a psychological disorder.
What will be expected?
As stated previously, it takes a strong commitment on your part to participate in coaching. I am here with information, direction, and guidance. You provide the motivation, curiosity, and action. I will prescribe homework, reading, activities, and experiments, they are not optional, but we can work together to make them feasible and fit into your life. If you are hungry for change, it will come. Innitial 8 weeks of coaching recommended, but individual plans can be made to meet your goals.
I have been diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder, Etc., is coaching still appropriate for me?
Although coaching is not used to diagnose or treat a psychological disorder, it can be a wonderful adjunct to mental health/psychiatric care. If you are under the care of another mental health/psychiatric professional or have been stabilized, coaching may be a very good fit for you. If you are unsure, we can address whether coaching or therapy will be appropriate for you in our first session.