I understand that each individual carries a story that is unique to them and obstacles and challenges are distinctive to your life. Your life experiences mold the person that you are and determine how you have learned to manage and process the struggles that you are challenged with from time to time.

Through the process of individual therapy, we will work together to gain understanding of your uniqueness and realize the changes that can be implemented to leading a healthier and more gratifying life.  While it may not be easy to seek help from a mental health professional, it is hoped that through therapy you will achieve change in the following ways:

  1. gain greater insight into your situation and feelings
  2. develop expanded conceptualizations of your life, relationships, circumstances, and future
  3. move toward resolving your concerns
  4. forge a life plan that promotes greater realization of your human potential, happiness, and success

As your therapist, using my knowledge of human behavior and human change process, I will make observations about situations as well as suggestions for new ways to approach them.  It will be important for you to explore your own feelings and thoughts and to try new approaches in order for change to occur.  You may bring other family members to a therapy session if you or I feel it would be helpful.

Areas of specialization for individual counseling include:

  • EMDR
  • Stress in the home, work and relationships
  • Low self-esteem
  • Addiction
  • Mood Disorders
  • Conflict with peers, family, and/or partners
  • Past trauma
  • Frequent worry, stress, and/or anxiety
  • Sadness or depression
  • Difficulty adjusting to changes and transitions in life
  • LGBTQ issues
  • LMSW Supervision

Chemical Dependency Assessment

Also known as an “evaluation,” a chemical dependency assessment is a diagnostic evaluation to determine whether a person suffers from an alcohol or drug dependency. The results of the evaluation are then prepared in a written form.

As the evaluator, I would describe the sources of information considered and the interview results, and conclude with a diagnosis. I utilize the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Placement Criteria in the diagnosis, indicating the level of care recommended, if any.

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Telehealth is available! Telehealth is for those who are unable to come in person! Telehealth is individual therapy using telecommunications technologies. Telehealth is completely virtual counseling and provides services from the comfort and security of your own home or private location.

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What do I need to bring to the initial session?

While setting up the initial appointment you will be given the opportunity to have the client consent paperwork emailed or faxed to you or you can arrive about 15 minutes early to the scheduled time to complete the paperwork that would be waiting for you in the waiting room. Other than the paperwork, be prepared to be open and honest.

What can I expect in the first session?

The initial session is the time for the therapist to understand to your current struggles and potential goals.  More importantly, this session is for you to determine if you feel comfortable with the therapist and feel they can help you achieve your goals.  You can expect to be asked about what brought you to therapy, your personal history, and current situation, and current symptoms.

What about confidentiality?

Discussions between a therapist and a client are confidential. No information will be released without the client’s written consent unless mandated by law.

Methods of payments accepted?

You may pay for visits by credit card, cash, or check.

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