What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a collaborative process by which thoughts and experiences are explored in a safe setting with a trained therapist. In order to help you resolve your problems and achieve your goals, it may be helpful to examine past life events that have brought you to this point, in addition to developing new coping skills and perspectives. The relationship you form with your therapist is an important part of this process. Although the specific content of a psychotherapy session can vary greatly from person to person, sessions generally occur weekly or bi-weekly and require consistency to be effective. Duration of treatment also varies according to need.
My approach to therapy
I am a licensed clinical psychologist interested in helping people alleviate their suffering, improve their relationships, and understand themselves better. I believe all people have positive potential that can sometimes be stifled and find it rewarding to help others work through their obstacles. I have been trained in a wide range of theoretical approaches (including psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral). I integrate insight-oriented and problem-solving techniques to best serve my clients' individual needs.
Therapy services offered
I currently offer individual psychotherapy and couples therapy to adults. Sessions last 45 to 60 minutes, and evening hours are available. I welcome clients of all genders and ethnicities, young adult through the elderly. In recent years, I have worked extensively with young professionals, graduate and college students, and military veterans. I am in-network with Aetna, First Choice Health, PacificSource, and United Healthcare Plans. If you are interested in using out-of-network insurance benefits, I will gladly provide you with documentation for obtaining reimbursement. I look forward to speaking with you further about how I might be of help.