I have seen the process of self exploration and self awareness generate compassion, contentment, and courage for people who engage in psychotherapy. With intentions and goals to guide our journey, psychotherapy provides opportunities to talk about past experiences, to identify feelings, and to clarify what is important and meaningful. I believe the relationship between therapist and client is integral to the therapeutic journey because along the way it often mirrors other relationships or illuminates what you need to feel understood and secure. The therapeutic relationship will also provide validation, encouragement, and healing. When you are ready to begin the process of psychotherapy, contact me to discuss your reasons for therapy and any questions you have. Below are some questions that I will ask during our initial conversation:
What days and times are you available to meet? (I ask that you commit to meeting at least once a week)
Do you plan to use health insurance to assist with the cost of psychotherapy? If so, I encourage you to look into your in-network and out-of-network benefits for individual or couples counseling in an office setting. I am an in-network provider with Blue Cross & Blue Shield and BCBS Blue Choice. For all other insurance plans, I am an out-of-network provider. If you provide me with your insurance information, I will also look into your benefits and answer any questions.
What are your previous experiences with psychotherapy?