"Bad behavior stems from unmet needs."

- Unknown -

"As long as you're wanting to be thinner, smarter, more enlightened, less uptight, or whatever it might be,
somehow you're always going to be approaching your problem with the very same logic that created it...
that you're not good enough."

- Pema Chodron -

"It is not difficult for a careful observer to see the evidence for unconscious processes in other people; it is harder to grasp the reality that we ourselves are inhabited and moved by forces beyond our access or control."

- Nancy McWilliams -

"The reason we're not often there for others...is that we're not there for ourselves."

- Pema Chodron -

"Reconciling the erotic and the domestic is not a problem to solve but a paradox to manage."

- Esther Perel -

"I have never heard of nothing coming from hard work."

- Uzo Aduba -

"People are more than the worst thing they have ever done in their lives."

- Sister Helen Prejean -

"Intrinsic motivation for change arises in an accepting, empowering atmosphere that makes it safe for the person to explore the...present."

- William Miller & Stephen Rollnick -

"Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past."

- Lily Tomlin -

"Anger is so often a byproduct of helplessness because your needs are not expressed...
You have a right to ask for what you want, even though you may not get it."

- Matthew McKay & Patrick Fanning -

"What we resist, persists."

- Traditional -

"The power of a secret is that it wants to be told."

- Unknown -

Services

Types of Therapy

Individual therapy – Ages 12 and up.

Family therapy – Families of all constellations. All families are welcome, from nuclear to blended to polyamorous.

Relationship Counseling – Relationships of all constellations and orientations welcome. From couples to kinky to poly.

Group therapy – I am pleased to announce that I will be starting a new group in September 2019. Click here for more information.

Consultation – For mental health and human resources professionals, organizations, non-profits, and corporations. I offer training, group work, and consultation around LGBTQ issues in the workplace, mental health and wellness for professionals, and clinical consultation for colleagues.

Specializations

I specialize in gender identity, sexual orientation, identity exploration, boundaries, adolescent development, families, and relationships.

I also have expertise in helping clients with anxiety, social anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, academic difficulties, attachment disorders, Bipolar Disorder, grief/loss, sexual abuse/assault, career/employment concerns, dissociative defenses, life transitions, parenthood, women’s issues, and men’s issues.

My Therapeutic Technique

I believe that people come into counseling with their own solutions. My job is to create a unique therapy for each individual to help them uncover and build upon strengths they already possess.

I seek to make the therapy room a safe & non-judgmental place for all emotional experiences, and a place to make peace with parts of ourselves that we fear and dislike. As clients build compassion for themselves, they find their compassion for others growing, and the strength to examine and change their lives for greater happiness and fulfillment.

Fees

I accept cash, check, debit, and credit cards. You may also use HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flex Spending Account) funds to pay for therapy. I am not in network with any insurance companies, but frequently assist clients in submitting receipts to their insurance companies for reimbursement.

Individual Session: $150 per 45 minute session.
Sliding fee scale available. Please ask for details if you have financial need.

Family & Relationships: $180 per 60 minute session.
Length and price of these sessions are negotiable depending on the needs of the family and number of people present in each session.

Consultation & Training: $150 per hour.
Length and cost of these services are tailored to the needs of each organization/individual. Special consideration given to new professionals and non-profits. 

To schedule an appointment, ask questions, discuss fees, or setup a free phone consultation, call me at 512.529.3318.