Before we schedule our first appointment it is important to ensure that we are well matched. It is helpful for you to be prepared to discuss what brings you to therapy now, your insurance provider, and the days and times you are available.
Once we decide on a time to meet I will ask for your first and last name, phone number, and email address. I use an electronic health record and will send all forms via email to be filled out prior to our initial session. While my preference is to meet in person, at this time I am only offering telehealth on a HIPPA compliant platform.You will receive a link to the telehealth meeting the day of our session. These sessions will be very similar to meeting in person except they will be online. When we do meet face-to-face, Therapy Works, LLC is located in A New Leaf Therapy Counseling Center Building. Parking can be found on the street. The building is a quiet atmosphere meant to be a sanctuary for healing. Please turn off your cell phone ringer and use a quiet voice while in the common areas. The bathroom is located down the hall toward the back of the building.
The first appointment, we will make introductions, review your history and the completed paperwork, discuss the problem, identify goals and come up with a plan for treatment. This is an opportunity to get to know one another and begin a partnership to meet your goals and ultimately help you live a value congruent life.
Follow up sessions will continue to build the relationship and work toward your goals. This might include skill building, processing difficult memories, exploring thoughts, emotions, and sensations, journal writing, reading books, reviewing homework, and much more.
Each session is individualized and tailored to your specific needs. I am flexible and believe you are the most important part of your healing journey. You hold the keys to finding meaning and living with purpose. Like many of life’s meaningful ventures, therapy can be a difficult process. Sometimes people notice their symptoms get worse before they improve. This can be discouraging but if you hang in there and work hard you will reap the benefits of this worthwhile challenge. With time, practice and dedication you will begin to notice life enhancing changes.
Making the decision to commit to counseling takes courage. I feel honored to share your journey and hope to offer support and guidance along the way.
Let's Work Together to Achieve Your Goals!
Whether you are looking for an expert in trauma therapy to overcome the powerful impact of a life changing event; need some extra support and guidance through a challenging situation; or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.