Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I see teens, adults and couples for various needs. However, I do have additional education and/or certifications in trauma as well as personality disorders, couples work and sex issues.
We all suffer from little “t” or big “t” trauma and it can be chronic, acute or complex. It is similar to living in a survival mode and autopilot at all times, usually with little to no boundaries. We all have conditioned responses that were used as coping mechanisms. Our true self is hindered by maladaptive conditioning.
When we can lean into what is uncomfortable temporarily, then we can find a new way of functioning and of connecting with others permanently.
All therapy sessions are 50 minutes. The client and the therapist work collaboratively to address treatment goals together to determine what is being addressed in therapy.
When the client has reached those goals, usually therapy is ceased, unless the client has other concerns to address or the client comes back at a later date. Therapy must always be beneficial for the client.
Show up and be present. It is YOUR time and being in the moment is all that is required.
This depends on if you are working on relationship issues or independent issues, however, many times relational issues are based on attachment needs, inner child concerns or trauma, therefore individual work is necessary which will then help the relationship.
No, psychotherapists do not prescribe medication, but we can refer our clients to psychiatrists who do. Most people who take medication for mental health concerns see the best benefits when they combine the medication treatment with talk therapy.
No, we are a self pay practice, however we can provide you a superbill in order to submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement depending on your policy.
I believe if you want to make the most of your life, everyone could benefit from therapy for the opportunity to reflect and grow for more fulfillment.
When therapy is viewed as doing something for yourself and your mental health, which affects your productivity, your relationship success and your overall emotional health functionality it is an investment into yourself.
Therapy has a high success rate as almost everyone has experienced some form of trauma or attachment concerns and that resolution can benefit you in many ways.