Changing your life takes work.
If you already know how to improve your situation or handle your feelings of depression and anxiety, you do not need my support. If you don't, consult with a therapist to make change go a lot smoother and go a lot faster. The gift of therapy is that you receive 100% focused attention on yourself as well as my high-quality feedback.
I help my clients become their own best therapists.
How do you manage depression, anxiety, and life transitions? Let's dig into the Life Skills Toolbox. Take whatever tools you need. You can do any or all of the following in therapy with me. Stay present in your life. Touch your inner experience with finer sophistication and awareness. Interrupt how your thoughts affect your moods and vice versa. Strengthen your problem-solving skills. In therapy, you can challenge the life story you tell yourself about who you are and what is possible. Stop wasting your time on what doesn’t work.
Switch the current perspective on your life of problems for one that is less painful and frustrating. Depression and anxiety don't have to ruin your life. Drop blind attachment to the rules you didn't even make. Discover and sharpen your focus on what really matters to you. Break through what stifles your actions.
In therapy, you will pull up the courage to take necessary steps, one at a time. Make adjustments as necessary. Build your life on a foundation of what you value. As a result of your efforts, experience yourself as a part of the whole and your essential humanity.
Are you at a crossroads?
We all face times of transition: marriage, divorce, unemployment, financial strain, or choosing a career. The combination of self-reflection and counseling methods reinforces your ability to tackle depression, anxiety, stress, and feeling ineffective in your life. Strengthen relationship and communication skills, overcome school and professional stress, and answer the question, "Where am I going with my life?"
My area of specialty is working with stressed out adults, professionals in their 20's or 30's, and adults newly diagnosed with Bipolar illness.
No "One Size Fits All" here!
Regardless of the source of your suffering, I use validated methods that suit your situation in order to reduce stress and bring you more relief, peace, and clarity as quickly as is reasonable. I am LGBTQ and 12-Step Friendly, have a background in education, and been a meditator since 1987. My style is conversational and warm with an gentle sprinkling of humor. And, I am a beginning, but dedicated, pickleball player in my spare time!
Rates and Fees
My fee is $175 per 45-50 minute session. I do not take insurance, but will give you an invoice to give to your insurance provider. At this time, I am only doing telehealth appointments for residents of CA and NV.
You won't know if we are a match without a chat!
It is easy to set up your first 15-minute phone call or video meeting to guide you in making your decision. It's worth investing your time in a quick phone call. We both want the best therapist match for your issues and needs.
In the free phone call, I'll ask you a few questions and you ask me a few questions. We both decide if we can work together. Then we'll look at our schedules and pick a date for our first video conferencing session.
You can use the button below, or you can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set up a time. If I didn't answer a specific question here, be sure to contact me. It is a simple as clicking the email and we can find out if we are compatible with each other.
All the Best,
Let's set up a free 15-minute phone call.
I want you to feel comfortable with me before you schedule a session.
The button above takes you to my calendar where you can request a phone call.
During COVID, all sessions are offered via video conferencing only.