Focus Of Therapy
Depression & Anxiety
Trauma & PTSD
Therapy & Counseling Services In Phoenix
Psychotherapy and Counseling
Individual therapy is a joint process between a therapist and a person in therapy. Common goals of therapy can be to inspire change or improve quality of life. People may seek therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone. No two people or problem are exactly alike. Everyone has a unique way of perceiving their situations. This is why I will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan geared towards identifying what will help YOU.
When working with couples I employ an integrated approach to treatment, utilizing techniques from different forms of therapy, depending on your needs. As a trauma-informed therapist, we will explore your past to better understand your fears, motivations, and behaviors in a relationship. This approach may help address unresolved conflicts that affect your present relationship. We will work together to resolve issues, correct negative behavior patterns, and focus on positive aspects of the relationship. The goal is to equip you and your partner with tools to help you deal with issues as they emerge.
Family therapy is often short term. It may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. Your specific treatment plan will depend on your family’s situation. Family therapy sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times, even after you’re done going to therapy sessions.
Trauma Focused Therapy
Trauma-Focused Therapy is a specific approach to therapy explores the the connection between the trauma experience and a person’s emotional and behavioral responses. The purpose is to understand the source of the trauma and gain skills in coping with emotions and memories tied to the experience and create a healthier and more adaptive meaning of the experience that took place in his/her life.
Two common approaches used:
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) helps you process and evaluate your thoughts and feelings about a trauma.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy with the client’s own rapid, rhythmic eye movements to dampen the power of emotionally charged memories of past traumatic events. However, EMDR has also been found effectively for other mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, phobias, and panic disorder as well as the feeling states associated with addiction and compulsive thoughts and behaviors.
Therapy In Person
Therapy via Video Conferencing
Who are my clients?
I work with adults. I typically work with children in a family setting only. I have found that children display better outcomes when we work within the family system in order to gain the support needed to address and make lasting changes.
Military & First Responders
I offer a reduced rate for military (active duty, retired, veterans) and first responders and their spouses. Please contact me for more information and availability.
What is the cost of therapy?
The cost of a 50-minute session is $200.
How often will I need to attend?
Every client’s needs are different. Most clients begin weekly sessions for a month. We can then assess if we need to continue the same frequency or taper down to every two weeks, month, etc.
Questions About Psychotherapy
Why should I go to counseling?
I have never been in therapy. What should I expect?
How long will I have to keep going to therapy?
Can you guarantee that this will work?
I prefer to look at the bigger picture. Therefore the type of work I do is to focus on the underlying issues that contribute to your current and past struggles. We look at the source and identify ways to resolve conflicting thoughts and behaviors and gain skills that you can use in all aspects of your life for more long-term changes.
Do you take insurance?
I am not a participating provider in any insurance program. I can provide an invoice at the time of service to submit directly to your insurance company for full or partial reimbursement. Ask your insurance provider if they cover “out of network” services. Keep in mind that reimbursement may not be guaranteed by your health insurance.
Because I do not take insurance therapy can become costly for many people, causing interruptions in treatment. Therefore, my services may not be suitable for those who have no money coming in and are absolutely, financially desperate, at least not right away. If you fall within this category, it’s absolutely OK. We’ve all been in times of financial crisis at one point or another. When you’re ready, call me and we’ll get you started.
How do I prepare for my first session?
All sessions are in 50 min increments and available either in office or via video conferencing.
There is no right or wrong way to participate in treatment. For many, this will be the first time you delve into sensitive issues.
Your sessions are confidential and I honor your choice to be vulnerable. I encourage you to allow yourself to explore difficult thoughts and emotions.