I normally like to start with potential clients by having a free consultation. If after the free consultation, we both feel it is a good fit, we would go ahead and schedule a first intake session, which would be approximately 50 minutes in length. Future sessions would also be approximately 50 minutes. The out of pocket fee per session is $150.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR can be a great tool when it comes to treating trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition, it can be adapted to treat many other difficulties that clients may be going through. I am trained in administering EMDR virtually through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). If you would like to learn more about EMDR, I would highly recommend watching this video:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT can be a very important approach when it comes to things like anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, and others. It can be a great way to reframe and change longstanding automatic negative beliefs and behavior patterns. Within CBT, I am also a big fan of exposure therapy, when it comes with tackling all kinds of phobias, anxiety, and OCD.
Talk therapy can also play an important role in addition to all of the techniques that I use. It adds the element of the human therapeutic relationship, which I view as very helpful not only in its own right, but also important for the success of techniques such as CBT, EMDR, etc. In addition, friends and relatives are often well-intentioned, but they can also often be quick to advise and not fully hear us out. Let me be that person in your life who helps you get things off your chest, when you need someone to listen, without being dictated to about what you should and should not do.
Health and Wellness Coaching
I am also a Certified Health Coach (CHC) through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. A healthy lifestyle can be an important factor regarding wellness of mind and body. A healthy lifestyle can consist of things like eating healthily; Minimizing or completely foregoing substances like alcohol, tobacco etc.; Exercising regularly; And incorporating things like breathing practices and meditation.
Mindfulness/Awareness and Non-Religious Spirituality
Cultivating mindfulness/awareness can be very helpful when it comes to mental health and life in general. If we can be more aware of our biases, tendencies, patterns etc., we can gradually start to be more in control and less of a victim of all of these things. Also, non- religious spirituality can be very helpful when it comes to dealing with mental health challenges and life in general. I believe that approaches involving a specific religion can also be helpful, but in my practice, I do not use a religious approach. Also, I do not push any kind of religious moralistic agenda or anything like that.
Areas of Focus
Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Health Coaching, Talk Therapy, Mindfulness/Awareness, Non-Religious Spirituality, Alternative Communities