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Counseling Style and Techniques

Mental health counseling is an individualized process, where clients have specific needs and challenges, and treatments provided are individualized to the client.  I offer a warm and empathetic style of support, listening first, and understanding individual unique aspects of your case.  My primary goals are to help empower, offer psychoeducation about mental health and recovery, and to help facilitate progresss towards your personally identified goals.

Since entering the mental health field in 2008 and receiving my Master's degree in 2010, I've continued to have regular education and training in various treatment modalities and techniques, which I integrate into my practice and utilize depending on client needs.  Some of these treatment modalities include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Family Systems Therapy

  • Crisis Management and Critical Incident Debriefing

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Rational Emotive Behaivoral Therapy (REBT)

  • Culturally Sensitive Counseling 

  • Trauma Informed Counseling

  • Strengths Based Counseling

Issues Treated

I work with any adult clients who are interested in counseling, and accept adults of all faiths, ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.  I am supportive and allied with the LGBTQ community, racial justice community, sex worker, sex-positive, and kink/ENM communities.  Clients reach out and engage in individual counseling for a variety of reasons, or sometimes reasons that are difficult to identify.  Some possible reasons for seeking counseling can include:

  • Excessive stress or stress related issues like poor sleep, appetite, or energy

  • Periods of low mood or depression

  • Difficulties with life changes or transitions

  • Lack of direction or purpose

  • Low self-esteem or self-efficacy

  • Workplace related burnout

  • Concerns about substance use or other unhealthy behaviors

  • Relationship, communication, or codependency issues

  • Wanting to improve mindfulness or other skills that help coping

Some clinical conditions I help treat include:

  • Major Depressive Disorder

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Panic Disorder/Panic Attacks

  • Trauma Disorders

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Gambling and other Process Addiction Disorders

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Anger/Impulse Control Disorders

Insurance Information/Rates

Most clients use insurance to cover treatment, and I partner with two different agencies, Sondermind and Headway, in order to help process insurance without issues.  When beginning treatment, I will ask you to sign up with one of these two agencies to conviently process your insurance.  I am in-network with the following insurance plans:​

  • Aetna

  • Anthem BCBS (PPO or HMO)

  • Bright Health Plan

  • Cigna

  • Friday Health Plans

  • United Health Care (including UMR)

  • Optum

  • Oscar Health

  • Oxford Health

  • Kaiser Permanente

Self pay rate: $120 (53-60min session)

Assessment rate (first session only): $200

Contact

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