Frequently Asked Questions

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Is online counseling right for me?

Virtual therapy sessions are an easy way to access therapy services for those who have reliable internet and access to a computer. It is helpful when you may not have childcare or reliable transportation, or if you still want to attend therapy even when you may be having symptoms of illness that you would not want to spread to others.

That being said, it is not always the best fit for everyone. If you prefer to be in the room with your therapist, have difficulty finding a quiet space to yourself, or are struggling with high levels of crisis/self-harming behaviors you may be better suited to in-person therapy or more intensive programs. Currently I do not offer physical office hours, so would recommend someone who can provide these services.

How do I schedule an appointment?

You have a variety of options based on what is easiest and most comfortable for you.

What can I expect from sessions with you?

We will take the first session to identify what health and wellness means to you, and what brought you to seek help at this time. I will take time to learn what you want and need from our time together in order to thrive. We will sit down and set up a plan for moving forward. I will be a guide and a sounding board for you on your journey to wellness.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I have an eclectic tool box of techniques, utilized based on the needs of the person in front of me. I always try to maintain a strength based, trauma-sensitive and client-centered therapy. I have received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness, grief therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Perinatal Mood Disorders, and Integrative mental health. I believe in utilizing tools that address holistic wellness – caring for the whole person in the context of the environment, mind, body and spirit. Art, journaling, yoga, meditation, nutrition and sleep education are examples of a handful of the tools I have used with past clients.

How long should I expect to be receiving therapy services?

This can vary from person to person based on your needs and problems you may be facing. I have done some brief solution focused therapy with some clients and had other clients who needed longer term support. We will come up with a plan from the beginning and discuss which would be better suited for your needs.