Services
Issues/Diagnoses

I do Individual Psychotherapy with Adults for these Issues and Diagnoses: 

I will provide telehealth services for ongoing clients. Please review policies under the "Forms" section of this website. 

 

Emotional/Psychological Illness

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • PTSD
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dysthymia
  • ADHD in Adults (treatment)

Trauma, Abuse and Assault

  • Childhood Abuse Survivors
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse/Assault
  • Physical Abuse/Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Accidents /Vicarious
  • traumatization

Addictions

  • Alcohol & Marijuana Issues
  • Addictive/Compulsive Behaviors
  • Relapse Prevention

Personal Growth and Identity Exploration

  • Bicultural Issues
  • Cross-Cultural Issues
  • Finding Life Balance
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Positive Psychology

Adjustment and Transition Issues

  • Coping with emotional and physical illness
  • College/Graduate school adjustment
  • Stage of Life transitions
  • Making health-related behavioral changes

Communication and Relationships

  • Relationship Issues
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Communication Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Current Family Issues
  • Codependency
 
Workshops & Consultations

Are you trying to help your group employees/members be more cohesive? Get more organized and efficient? Take better care of themselves so that they function better in the workplace?

Consider offering a workshop or series of workshops designed to help your employees/members grow to their fullest potential. Here are some possible topics which others have found to be informative and interesting:

 

  • Time Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Personal Strengths and Values
  • Basic Cognitive Reframing Skills 
 
  • Optimism & Happiness
  • Assertiveness
  • Finding Life Balance
  • Relaxation Training
 
  • Using Optimism to find Success
  • Communication Skills
  • Managing Stress
  • Self Esteem

 

Consultations can be arranged for a wide variety of reasons, for example:

     Mediating problems among team members

     Planning to improve company morale

     Addressing problem behaviors with difficult customers or employees

     Helping employees adjust to change

     Crisis management, coping with a tragedy in the workplace

     Learning how to refer employees when their personal issues are affecting their work

 

Fees for Workshops and Consultations are individually set based on needs of the organization. 

     

 

 
Depression Prevention Class

iStock_000012345727XSmallWe often talk about learning to reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke; now you can learn about how to reduce the risk of Major Depression, as well.

Do you have a history of feeling “down?” Do you want to reduce the risk of having depression again? This 9-week class helps reduce the risk of depressive episodes with strategies that are helpful for people at risk for depression or who have had mild to moderate depression. Lectures, interactive components and homework assignments are part of each class. Participants should bring a folder.

 

FAQs:

Q: Who is good candidate for this class?
A: People who have increased risk of depression due to family history, noted pessimistic or “down” outlook, or who have had mild to moderate Depression.
People who take antidepressant medication and have seen some improvement in your mood, but not as much as you would like.
People who are motivated to learn coping skills, but have not been able to attend psychotherapy.
You should be willing to attend all of the classes, as well as do some homework between classes. There are some participatory elements to the classes, although you are permitted to self-monitor how much personal information they disclose.

 

Q: Who is not a good candidate for this type of class?

A: People who are currently more severely depressed (unable or unwilling to participate or do homework; moderate to severe and/or frequent suicidal ideation)
People with Severe Anxiety (difficulty functioning on a daily basis), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, active Eating Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, or Personality Disorders, active Substance Dependence Disorders, or who are currently not able to function in a job or school environment.
If you fall into one of these latter categories, you may benefit from individual and/or group psychotherapy or other services, but have problems which go beyond the scope of this class.

 

Q: Will Insurance pay for this class?

A: No; this is not a health care service which is codable/billable for health insurance.

 

Q: Is information in this class confidential?

A: I will keep information confidential to the extent I would any of my clients; that is I will not provide any identifying information to anyone outside of the class, barring life threatening emergency, to manage payment & registration, if required to do so by law, or with your explicit, written permission. I expect all participants to keep all information about others likewise private and contained inside the classroom.

 

Q: Is this group psychotherapy?

A: No. Group therapy utilizes certain techniques and skills by the therapist and much more intensive sharing of health care and personal information by the patients. This is a class, and is dominantly teaching skills. Sharing of information is used in the interest of practicing skills and reviewing homework. Group therapy has a diagnostic and screening process; for this class you are self-selecting your participation. As such, I am not your health care provider, and your participation does not imply a provider/patient relationship.

 

Q: Can I pay by the class?

A: This series is not designed to be a drop-in set of classes. Each session builds on the one before it.