Have You Noticed:

  • You’re not as happy as you used to be…
  • You feel anxious the majority of the day…
  • It is difficult to concentrate or remember things…
  • You find it hard to get motivated to accomplish even the simplest tasks…
  • You want to spend lots of time alone, away from family and friends…
  • You find yourself arguing with your family more than usual…
  • You find yourself falling behind at work…

If you identify with any of the bullet points above,
we should talk…

When working together, you can expect to have a thorough discussion about what’s going on in your life. What concerns you on a daily basis? How are your relationships with friends and family? These questions are important because it helps us to identify any psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety or other disorders, that need to be addressed in treatment. I will spend a significant amount of time getting to know you. By using this information, I will develop with you, a treatment plan that addresses the underlying cause of your discomfort.

Depending on your specific needs discussed in individual counseling, I will provide strategies to help you manage whatever is keeping you from being your best. I can help motivate you to find safe, healthy coping skills to replace unhealthy coping skills such as drug/alcohol abuse or other self-sabotaging behaviors. I will also work with you to improve your self-esteem and gain a sense of self worth, competence, and responsibility. You will learn how to cope with life events. I will also teach you how to manage your emotions through teaching you how to manage stress and anxiety. In the end, my goal is to help you become your best self!

Frequently Asked Questions about
Individual Counseling

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a mental health clinician. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client. You should be aware, however, that if you use insurance benefits to pay for all or part of your therapy, some information about your treatment will need to be reported to your insurer.

In addition, there are some special circumstances in which the law requires therapists to break confidentiality. These exceptions include:

1. If you present a danger to yourself, to others, to property, or are unable to care for yourself.
2. If there is suspected past or present child, dependent, or elder abuse or neglect.
3. If the court orders a release of information as part of a legal proceeding, or as otherwise required by the law.

Yes! Currently, I accept Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, UMR, and most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. Every insurance plan is different. When you fill out your initial paperwork, you will submit a copy of your insurance card so I can contact your insurance company and verify eligibility of benefits. I will then contact you (via email) and provide you a benefit summary. Some plans require a co-pay while others require you meet an annual deductible before benefits commence. I strongly encourage you to contact your benefits provider to verify eligibility before commencing services.

Counseling is not a quick cure for your problems. The counselor is there to help you explore your feelings, thoughts, and concerns; to examine your options; and to assist you in achieving the goals you have set. Therapy, like life, is a process. We strive to help you learn to trust this.

Here are some of the issues I provide treatment for:

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  • Abandonment
  • Athletic Pressure
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Issues
  • Peer Pressure
  • Loneliness
  • Loss of friend or family member
  • Low self-esteem
  • Parent separation
  • Problems with Peers
  • School Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Stress