Yes, through the processes of analysis and psychotherapy you can get help with feelings of anxiety, self-doubt, depression, and the vicissitudes of life that at some point or other affect most people's lives! You don't have to carry them alone. In my practice I have had great success helping others understand where such feelings and personal difficulties might come from, why they surface at this point in their lives, and how these symptoms might be better managed and understood. Very often people discover that their symptoms are an attempt of their psyche to bring greater awareness to old neglected issues, or to stir creative energies that have been ignored or forgotten.
My approach is "client-centered," and moves with the presenting issues of each person to explore current difficulties, past history, and internal experiences such as dreams, significant fantasies and repetitive behaviors. Imaginative elements of the psyche such as dreams and sand play may be included to help open up one's authentic self. Exploring these elements of an individual's life helps create new directions, makes new choices possible and enhances self-awareness.
My work, from a mythic/poetic view, seeks to help each person I work with find their own unique path.
Since I began private practice beginning in 1975 I have assisted clients with an assortment of presenting issues. These are listed below.
Addictions | Adult Children of Alcoholics | Analysis/psychotherapy for Clinicians | Anxiety | Career Issues | Childhood Trauma | Creativity and Self-expression issues | Depression | Eating Disorders | Gay and Lesbian Issues | Gender Identity Issues | Life Transitions | Midlife Crises | Obsessive/Compulsive Disorders | Panic Attacks | Parenting Issues | Personality Disorders | Post Traumatic Stress Disorders | Relationship Issues | Religion/Spirituality Issues | Self Esteem Issues | Separation/Divorce | Sexual Abuse | Stress | Supervision of Licensed Therapists
SESSIONS: Therapy sessions run for 45-50 minutes, and generally take place on a weekly basis. Other arrangements can be made in terms of session length and frequency of meeting depending on your individual needs. My fee is $175 for an individual session.
PAYMENT FOR SERVICE: Payment is due at the time services are rendered (unless we make other arrangements in advance). Please notify me if any problem arises during the course of your therapy regarding your ability to make timely payment.
CANCELLED/MISSED APPOINTMENTS: A scheduled appointment means that time is reserved only for you. If an appointment is missed or cancelled with less than twenty-four (24) hours’ notice, you will be charged for the full fee. (In the case of Monday appointments, cancellation must occur forty-eight (48) hours in advance.)
PHONE CONTACT: I usually return calls within 24 hours. Weekends, due to other commitments, my availability to return calls is limited. I do not charge for phone consultations less than 5 minutes. For longer calls I may charge for the entire length of the phone session according to my standard fee.
VACATION COVERAGE: Should I be out of town during any time when we usually schedule an appointment, I will try to give you as much notice as possible, and should you desire, arrange for you to see someone else while I am away.
INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT: If you carry insurance please remember that professional services are rendered and charged to you and not to the insurance company. I will complete any insurance forms you bring or provide you with receipts of services so you can submit them to your insurance company for reimbursement.
CONFIDENTIALITY: All information disclosed within sessions is strictly confidential and may not be revealed to anyone without your written permission. However, disclosure may be required by law under the following circumstances:
When there is reasonable suspicion of abuse to a child, dependent or elder adult.
When the client communicates a serious threat of bodily injury to others.
When the therapist has a reasonable belief that the client may be a danger to themselves, others or property of others.
When disclosure is otherwise required by law.
Therapy is designed to offer as private and protected a psychological space as possible. It is important to discuss any concerns about this space you may have with me. I engage in regular professional consultation. In such instances neither your name nor any identifying information about you is revealed.