Why do people seek therapy?
Seeking therapy is unique for each individual. Often times clients begin therapy in times of stress or when they are experiencing difficulty in their lives. In addition, many people seek therapy as a way to increase self-awareness and overall personal growth. Whatever your reason or decision to begin therapy may be, it is unique to you and I would welcome the opportunity to discuss with you further.
- Has proper professional training, credentials and licensure
- Has experience in your specific interests or problem
- Has good standing in his/her professional organization
Because you should feel comfortable with your therapist, it is a good idea to interview several before making your final decision.
Please visit the following site for more detailed information: Finding a Therapist
What will my first session look like?/ How long is an average session?
An initial assessment/ session will be approximately 90 minutes. We will discuss any problems or concerns you have. I will obtain some background information and answer any questions you may have.
- An average session is 50 minutes long.
- Experiential work, i.e. adventure/recreational (out of office therapy) can range from 1-3hrs in length.
Will insurance pay?
At this time I am not associated with any insurance panels. I will be able to provide you with a receipt of service which you can submit to your insurance company to see if they may offer you any coverage.
What is the difference between counseling and psychotherapy?
The terms Counseling and Psychotherapy are often used interchangeably. Each has its own history of development, however, there are several similarities between the two. Counseling generally focuses on assisting people to overcome obstacles to personal growth so that they may achieve improved development of their personal resources. Psychotherapy often works to help people recover from emotional distress or various mental disorders that may interfere with healthy functioning. I utilize techniques that are grounded in the science and theories of both counseling psychology and psychotherapy.