Individual Counseling supports us in identifying, creating, and understanding ourselves. Often, psychotherapy will integrate group or family therapy into treatment because of the level of validation, empathy, and sympathy that one experiences. Including one’s system (supports) in therapy will often allow the individual to sustain the improvements made while in therapy.
Different stressors in our lives can cause us to feel stuck and it can interfere with work and our relationships. If you are feeling lost, trapped, or alone it’s time you find some relief. Some clients seek medication management treatment from their physicians. Medications can be supportive of some symptoms, however, used in combination with behavioral therapy results in more immediate relief for some clients.
Loving our self is essential in being able to accept love from someone else. The journey of individual psychotherapy supports you in understanding your story and your identity while learning to have self-compassion and self-awareness.
The therapy is a confidential engagement between you and the therapist. Through the initial process of getting to know one another a secure base for further exploration of the difficulties you are facing is created. By learning to understand the unconscious mind’s influence on your wellbeing, you become engaged with processes that can enable a gradual lessening of symptoms and an increasing confidence and contentment in personal and professional engagement. Your changing perceptions will alter the way you feel and react.
I believe in using a client-centered, strengths-based and collaborative approach, working with each client or family to create a personal treatment plan that fully addresses the clients’ needs
The therapeutic relationship is cooperative and collaborative, with the therapist assisting you in taking a lead in the process. This helps you become more independent in maintaining your own wellbeing and progressing this through life.
My treatment approach is Narrative Therapy combined with Psychoanalytic Therapy and expressive arts. Narrative therapy is a method of therapy that separates the person from the problem and encourages people to rely on their own skill sets to minimize the problems that exist in their everyday lives. Throughout life, personal experiences are transformed into personal stories that are given meaning and help shape a person’s identity, and narrative therapy utilizes the power of people’s personal stories to discover the life purpose of the narrator.
Psychoanalytic Therapy is usually medium to long term; problems that have become repetitive over many years, and affect various aspects of your life, will need time so you can become more permanently and independently in control of your own situation. You will develop and grow in a deeper understanding of yourself and your unconscious motivations.
Expressive Arts Therapy is the practice of using imagery, storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, movement, dreamwork, and visual arts together, in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development, and healing.
Struggles I Commonly Work With Include: Overcoming symptoms of Stress and Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Relational Issues, Trauma, Self Esteem, Parenting Challenges, Divorce, Adoption, Communication Skills and Domestic Violence.
Client Focus: children, adolescents and adults ages 5 & up.
I currently accept the following insurances for individual, couples and family counseling:
- BlueCross and BlueShield, CBA Blue, Medicaid, Green Mountain Care, Cigna and United Behavioral Health.
- Average cost per session is $110 – $150. Sliding scale fee is available.
- Accepted payment methods include: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, PayPal, MasterCard and Visa.
“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”
~ C.G. Jung