Individual Therapy

Therapy can be a safe place to explore new ideas, learn new ways of handling situations, and unpack old feelings. My role is to foster acceptance within the room, and be an empathetic support and guide as we move towards your goals for therapy. I use evidence-based practices that are tailored to your needs and background. Your role will be as an active contributor in building understanding, trying new approaches, and providing feedback.

I offer individual therapy services currently over telehealth, and offer limited in-person appointments.

What can I expect in therapy sessions with you?

The initial session will focus on getting to know you, and understanding what brought you to therapy, your goals for treatment, your background, and contextual factors. Future sessions will focus on identifying and understanding your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, as well as relationships, patterns, and cultural contexts that may impact the presenting concern.

I may use visual aids, or incorporate handouts to help in learning or mutual understanding. During sessions, it's possible that I may jot some notes for my future reference. We will also brainstorm activities that you can do between sessions to bolster your progress.

Should I pursue therapy?

People decide to pursue therapy for a variety of reasons. Some people start because they notice that something feels "off," or they're experiencing distressing symptoms. Others are looking to better relate to themselves or others. Starting therapy only requires a desire to work on something, and a willingness to examine yourself honestly and with an open mind.

How long does therapy last?

Individual sessions are 50-minutes long and weekly or every other week. There is no prescribed length that treatment should take. Typically, we may check in on therapy progress periodically, and end services when we have mutually agreed. However, I welcome you to bring up the course of treatment, or any concerns you may have at any time.

Will you be able to help me?

My training and experience has equipped me with a variety of evidence-based tools that I customize to your unique situation and treatment goals. If I do not believe that we are a good fit, I will let you know as soon as possible. After getting to understand you and your goals, we will create a treatment plan that targets your sources of distress. If you are not moving towards your goals and growth as desired, please let me know and we may discuss if a shift in treatment or another provider is best.

Do you meet over video?

I currently offer primarily video sessions through a HIPAA-secure platform. Clients need to be in a private space with no other people, as well as be distraction-free for the duration of the session. People commonly are in their room in their home, or in their car (not driving) for video sessions.

I also offer in-person sessions for appointments on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Clients agree to share documentation of their vaccination, and to wear masks throughout the session.