Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the benefits of Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy provides a safe and comfortable space to discuss and process your thoughts, feelings, life circumstances and behaviors. Therapy can teach you new techniques for communication, as well as different ways of thinking and behaving.
Potential Positive Benefits of Therapy:
- Improved mood
- Releasing pain from past experiences
- Increased self love
- Increased self confidence
- Reduced stress
- Decreases in negative thinking
- Increased energy
- Increased productivity
- Improved relationships
- Increased motivation
- Deeper understanding of yourself and your needs
- Better quality of life
What conditions and concerns are a focus of treatment?
I treat clients with a wide variety of conditions and concerns including:
- Overwhelming emotions
- Trauma history
- Relationship concerns
- Self esteem and confidence issues
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- Mood disorders
- Sexual and gender identity concerns
- Life changes
- Low motivation and drive
- PTSD & CPTSD
How much does therapy cost?
Therapy Session Fees for Uninsured Individuals
- $65 for 30 minute sessions
- $100 for 60 minute sessions
Health Insurance Plans accepted:
- United Healthcare
Will soon be accepting:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (Florida Blue)
Documentation for “out of network” benefits can be provided. You may submit this document to your insurance company for reimbursement.
What types of therapy are offered?
A specialized and tailored approach is employed to meet each person’s unique needs. During therapy sessions I allow people the space and time to process painful emotional experiences in order to move past them, as well as education about practical techniques and strategies that can be used to better manage emotions and tolerate difficult situations.
My approach is trauma informed and helps people work through painful triggers and reminders of what has happened to them. My goal is to help those who have experienced trauma feel better and put the past in the past- where it belongs.
I often use a combination of:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)– A therapeutic style focusing on the connection between thoughts, feelings and behavior.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)– A type of therapy offering practical techniques for learning to regulate emotions, tolerating distress or intense feelings, teaching mindfulness and meditation and improving relationships with others. Helpful with healing from trauma.
Motivational Interviewing– Therapy that can be helpful for individuals struggling with making decisions, life changes and people dealing with addiction.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy– A type of therapy which explores how unconscious forces, defense mechanisms and childhood experiences may be impacting peoples lives presently.
I also address the mind-body connection and work to re-train the nervous system with:
Nutritional information that may support mental health
Meditation and mindfulness practices
What are common therapy goals?
- “Improve mood”
- “Learn how to manage emotions effectively”
- “Build self esteem”
- “Increase self confidence”
- “Heal from past trauma”
- “Improve relationships”
- “Improve communication”
- “Learn to set healthy boundaries”
How is therapy with you unique?
Over the past 10 years, I have helped thousands of people live healthier and happier lives. I truly love helping others make positive changes to their lives. You will feel my warmth, compassion and acceptance during our sessions. Therapy is my life’s passion- there is no career I would rather have.
During sessions, I do more than passively listen. I teach new skills and provide insight on unconscious thought processes that may be influencing your behaviors and emotions. I direct you to additional resources that may benefit you and help you to enhance your understanding of yourself and your own needs. I also help you to improve your most important relationship- your relationship with yourself.
When people experience neglect or abuse they may have a tendency to abuse or neglect themselves. My goal is to help you learn to care for yourself, even if you have never truly been cared for in the way you need to be. I truly want to help you heal your pain and enjoy your life.
Because many people experience memory and concentration issues when they are dealing with mental health issues, I end most sessions with an email or secure message full of practical information discussed during that session. This gives you something to refer to on the days between our meetings and even after we conclude our work together.
How will I know if therapy is working?
- You may feel lighter and calmer
- You may find it easier to be kind to yourself
- Your relationships with others may improve
- You may feel more motivated and clear headed
- You may bounce back faster from challenges
- Your body might feel less tense
- Negative emotions occur less frequently and you feel more able to manage them
- You don’t depend on unhealthy coping techniques like drug or alcohol use, overeating or staying constantly busy
- You have cultivated an increased understanding of yourself
- You have learned and implemented new techniques to manage emotions
- You forgive yourself and others
- Your past no longer feels like it is impacting your present life
- You’re able to identify patterns in your life
- You achieve your personal and professional goals
- You move through life with ease
- You feel a sense of peace
How can I have a successful telehealth session?
- Meet in a private and comfortable place
- Be stationary rather that moving around
- Avoid driving and talking or make calls in public
- Ensure you have a good internet connection and adequate battery power on your electronic device prior to beginning a session
- Ask any questions you may have about how to make sessions most impactful!
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