What to Expect

What Can You Expect From Working With Me?

I offer a warm, empathetic and interactive approach when I work with you – I listen to your needs and help you to establish realistic and attainable goals. Then, we will work together and create a plan to help you reach those goals.

The first appointment (or two) is for assessing your needs – this means I will be gathering as much information as I can from you during our first  50-60 minute sessions together to learn more about you, what you are experiencing, and what you hope to accomplish throughout our time together. The length of therapy always depends on your needs, and I will certainly make a recommendation based on what I have gathered after the assessment period.

Every plan is different because it is tailored to you, but may involve:

  • Teaching you coping strategies to alleviate any sadness, anxiety, pain, frustration or other symptoms you are experiencing
  • Helping you to get more organized by creating some structure and a routine
  • Assisting you in improving your relationships, communication or interaction pattern
  • If there is a safety concern, creating a safety plan to keep you or your loved one safe
  • Helping you to effectively problem-solve through your most challenging situations
  • Working with you to find purpose and meaning in your life
  • Helping you to re-discover who you are after a major life event

I use a blend of research-based, therapeutic approaches and tailor each treatment plan to your individualized needs.  These strategies are heavily derived from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (click here) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (click here).

During your journey with me, we will discuss your strengths, progress and feelings about the overall process.  Some of what you may experience might be painful at times- this is not unusual and actually very normal.  Although it might not feel great in the moment, I will walk together with you through the discomfort and help you work towards the more positive outcome of healing, growth, and greater fulfillment in your life.

Call today for your free, fifteen-minute telephone consultation!

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