How often do you see clients?
I am not a believer in seeing clients every week, or that therapy is something you do for the rest of your life. The needs of the client dictate the frequency of our meetings. Clients may be seen more frequently in the beginning of therapy, and then phased down to less often as the person gets better. It is always obvious when the client has finished therapy–we have nothing to talk about!
How long is each session?
Sessions are generally 45-50 minutes, and I am not a big clock watcher.
What’s the difference between your credentials, a social worker, a psychologist, etc?
I think the major difference is how we look at the process of change. Some therapists may look at root cause, or childhood experience, as the reason for a person’s problems. They then try to heal or solve those problems with insight and change. I tend to look at the person’s problem and evaluate those influences as both factors for the problem as well as factors for the solution. It is my belief that people are quite resourceful, resilient, and have many abilities to handle the most painful of problems and situations.
Are your sessions covered by any insurance companies?
I am a provider with all the major insurance companies, as well as EAP (Employee Assistance Programs).
What kinds of problems do you work with?
I have had a great deal of experience working people with addictive behaviors and family members who are affected by addiction. In addition, I work with people who have: depression/mood disorders/anxiety disorders. These are the 4 problems I have seen people make the most changes. These people are seen in individual/couples therapy.
What ages of people do you work with?
I work with adults of all ages.
If you have further questions feel free to contact me.