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“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin

I offer Online Psychotherapy, Coaching, and Consultation.

Online Psychotherapy has many advantages, detailed below. In terms of the technology you’ll need, if you can stream Netflix, we should have no problem.

Just like therapy in a brick and mortar office, we will work together to improve the quality of your life. Together we will discover your innate ability to live the life you want, regardless of what’s getting in the way. I help people free themselves from anxiety’s hold, thrive in relationships, achieve career goals, and find what motivates them.

Unlike in a traditional brick and mortar office, I do not do trauma therapy online. While I am a trauma specialist, I made this choice because that intense work should be done in the same room as your therapist because of potential “abreactions.” That’s a fancy word for becoming tremedously overwhelmed. While this does not always happen, it is a possibility.

Due to this risk, I believe this is not the best available treatment option for psychological trauma. I’m looking forward to helping anyone who reaches out to me to find a skilled trauma therapist near their home. As an ally it’s important to me people get the best help possible to alleviate the suffering caused by traumatic events.

I do help those who are supporting a trauma survivor. Loving someone struggling with trauma can be challenging. I coach people in supporting their loved one’s recovery. Helping you help them, and take care of yourself and your relationship along the way. You can read more about that here.

FAQs

How does online counseling work?

There are several options; my preference is to use a proprietary telehealth video chat system I have linked to my site. It’s the most secure and confidential means of communicating. You will receive a link to my client portal prior to our first appointment and a link for the appointment. It is very reliable and user-friendly. A web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer) or app for Android or iOS devices can be used.

Are any sessions recorded?
No, to ensure privacy and security of data, all (group & individual) sessions are neither recorded nor stored.
What kind of smartphone or computer do I need to work with you?
One of the following operating systems:

  • Windows version 7, 8, 10
  • Macintosh version OS X 10.7 or newer
  • Android
  • iOS

One of the following Internet browsers:

  • Chrome version 31 or newer
  • Firefox version 24 or newer
  • Internet Explorer version 9 or newer

A webcam and microphone (these may be integrated into your computer already, or are available in stores or online)

Of course, a good old phone call is an option as well. Texting is not an option for therapy sessions.

Are Your Services Private and Confidential?
Yes, your identity and all personal information will be kept private and confidential in accordance with HIPAA. If your services are being paid for by a third party, for example, an insurance company, some information may need to be shared with that third party payer under certain circumstances. My privacy and confidentiality policies and how they apply to you will be discussed with you during your first session.
What is Evidence-based Practice?
Evidence-based practice is the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences. The purpose is to promote effective psychotherapeutic practice and enhance public health by applying empirically supported principles of psychological assessment, case formulation, therapeutic relationship, and intervention.
How Long is Each Therapy Session?
The standard length for each psychotherapy session is 50 minutes, this way we can get set up for the next appointment and I write a session note while it’s fresh in my mind. It aids in the continuity of treatment. First sessions, or assessments, last up to 75 minutes.
How Many Sessions Do I Need?
The length of psychotherapy varies with a number of factors, including the length of time the problem has been present, the severity of impact on functioning, current coping skills, social supports, response to past treatment, and level of motivation to engage current treatment. Length of treatment is mutually determined and periodically reviewed as needed.

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Why Online Therapy?

Convenience

No waiting rooms, no fighting traffic, no leaving work early or waiting around after work. Start working on the things that get in the way of your life from anywhere: home, the beach, wherever is most comfortable for you.

Privacy

You’re not going to run into your neighbor or your boss in the waiting room. If you’re shy about talking to a practitioner, or struggle with getting out of your home, online therapy can provide an additional sense of safety.

Effectiveness

Research has shown over and over that online therapy is as effective as face-to-face therapy.

Value

No need to go to an office, no travel, no childcare expenses, and no wasted time. No time away from work-you can connect with me during your lunch hour.

Access

Online therapy is an option for those of us who can’t get to an office. For people dealing with chronic illness or disability, or those living in rural communities, a qualified therapist may be too far away for you to easily reach, making online services ideal.

Let's Talk

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