General FAQs

What services do you provide?

  • Individual Adult Counseling
  • Parent and Coparent Coaching
  • Individual Teen/Adolescent Counseling with Parent Support

What is the difference between Behavioral Health, Coaching and Counseling?

In my practice, Behavioral Health means we are using research based tools and techniques from CBT, REBT, DBT, ACT and other assorted solution focused models. Using these types of modalities to work on lifestyle, personal choices or behavior patterns, along with bringing my own experiences, thoughts and feelings into the conversation you move forward faster.This type of counseling is effective for most symptom management. In my practice it blends into all counseling, but is pulled out as a distinction for clients with a goal to work on behavior changes.

Over time, individual counseling can become deeper work and I tend to lean into the more traditional counseling techniques, but my style is to connect with your work by continuing to be “in the room.” My approach is to use a very direct, solutions-focused approach to build skills, share resources, and provide insight through psycho-education in an attempt to provide faster results. I typically bring myself, my insights and my life experiences into the room more than traditional talk therapy. In that sense, I use a coaching style with all clients.

I label the various Parent Coaching sessions differently as it is directly related to your role as a parent and/or caregiver. This is different than individual counseling session in its focus.

How do I know if we are a good match?

I recommend that all clients schedule an initial consultation. This 20 minute introduction is an opportunity for you to ask questions and determine if we will be a good match without the pressure of a full session and fee.

Therapy does not begin in this initial consultation, rather it allows us to discuss what therapy would look like with me as your counselor. We also discuss fee, service medium and frequency of visits based on what works best to meet your needs.