I was a writer and Mr. Mom for my kids when they were younger. Once they were teenagers, I decided I wanted to help other people, so I went back to school to train to be a family therapist.
It was more an accumulation of events. Everyone experiences challenges in their lives; what matters is what we learn from them, and how those experiences help us grow.
Respect. I approach our sessions as if we're equals. If anything, you're the expert on you and your family, not me.
I have an integrated approach, which is a fancy way of saying that I'll use techniques from several approaches. Whatever works is what I'll use. My foundation, though, is in systems-based family therapy along with a solution-oriented approach.
A therapist friend of mine once told me, "Where there's breath, there's hope." I've always enjoyed challenging cases that some therapists might shy away from simply because I've seen so many seemingly hopeless situations get much, much better.
That varies from case-to-case. However, I'm trained in brief therapy, which has as its goal to make significant progress in a limited number of sessions.
Varies from case to case. This is based on need.
I intentionally set my rates lower than is normal because I want to make my services accessible, so I don't usually discount below the $50/session fee.
I've already set my fees lower than most therapists, so hopefully this won't become an issue. If it does, though, we'll discuss it on a case-by-case basis.
Flat fee of $50 per session.
I'm a family therapist at heart, which means that I need to be qualified to deal with any issue that affects families. As a result, I've dealt with many different issues in my career -- ADHD, the autism spectrum, relationship issues, mood disorders, etc., etc., etc. I'm comfortable tackling most issues, but if I don't feel comfortable working with you on an issue, I'm help you find a clinician who's better qualified.
I've seen a lot of families make positive changes, so it's hard to pinpoint just one or two examples. However, I do love hearing from clients, "We've seen other therapists, but we didn't make any progress until we started seeing you." The reason things got better, of course, is because of the work that the clients did, but it's always nice when they think I'm part of the process.
I don't think I'm the expert on you and your family. You are. I also don't just focus on what's going wrong for you and your family. I help you identify and recognize what's going right. Once we identify your strengths and skills, we explore ways to do more of what works for you and your family.
I understand that it's hard to trust a stranger with the details of your personal life. I try to be respectful, honest and trusting of clients; in time, they treat me the same way.
A therapist might help when you have a negative influence in your life that significantly impacts the quality of your life in physical, emotional, and even financial ways.
No, but I respect the religious beliefs of my clients.
Licensed in OH.
License # I. 0900134
I earned a Master's in Social Work from The Ohio State University in 2007. While there, I was lucky enough to participate in an intensive family therapy internship with Dr. Gil Greene and Dr. Susan Saltzburg, professors of social work at The Ohio State University. I then worked for three years as a member of the CSP team at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, before starting my private practice in July 2010. I'm also a trained group leader in the Incredible Years parenting program.
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