Life can be difficult and unpredictable. There may be a variety of reasons you are considering counseling services at this time. While the past can’t be changed, there is hope. Together we can explore your past, learn to find peace in the present, and discover the fulfilling life you were designed to enjoy.
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) specializing in individual therapy with adults and adolescents.
With over 10 years working in the mental health field, I have experience in the areas of: anxiety, depression, chronic mental health illness, anger, grief and loss, trauma, and adjustments to significant life changes. My work has allowed me to partner with non-profit agencies, schools and private group practices, providing counseling services in both traditional offices and community settings. I also work as a Seminar Group leader at the University of Pennsylvania, and as an adjunct faculty member at Philadelphia University.
I believe that therapy is a collaborative effort. The more one puts into the work, the more one will receive from it. The approach I use with clients integrates a variety of theories including: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused Therapy. It is an eclectic approach based on what the client needs and responds to.
Research shows that one of the best predictors for success in counseling is the relationship between the client and therapist. That is why I offer a free initial 45-minute consultation. Before you invest financially into the process, make sure you identify your therapist as someone whom you could potentially work well with and trust. While it is difficult to predict a time frame for when therapy will be over, my ultimate goal is to see therapy come to an agreed upon end. I am committed to the safety, health, growth, and well-being of my clients.
Education & Certification Info:
- Master of Arts in Counseling from Eastern University
- Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Central Bible College (Evangel University)
- Licensed Professional Counselor state of PA (LPC)
- National Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Nationally Certified Psychologist (NCP)
“Our wounds are often the opening into the best and most beautiful part of us.”
“The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces."
“Things do not change, we change.”
“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
Individual sessions with adults center around insight-oriented conversation. The client determines what he or she would like to accomplish during therapy. A balance of empathy and reflection are incorporated into sessions as a means of fostering healing and growth.
Individual sessions with teenagers (12-17) incorporate various activities, along with conversation to help the client feel comfortable and learn self-disclosure. Reflection and role play are often used to help the client gain insight and learn new skills.
Occasionally, family members or significant persons may be asked to participate in the individual’s session if agreed upon and beneficial to treatment.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, I offer clinical supervision to those seeking their LPC with both individual and group hours. If you are interested in this service, please contact me with questions and for specifics on scheduling and rates.
$120 per 45-minute individual session
I do not bill insurance for treatment. However, your health plan may cover “out of network” services in full or in part. Upon request, a receipt of services can be provided to you in order to be submitted to your insurance for possible reimbursement. Please first call your health insurance member services to find out the specifics of what your plan covers. Some questions to consider:
- Do I need a referral from my primary care physician for mental health services?
- Do I have a deductible and has it already been met?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
- How much will my insurance reimburse for the cost of out of network counseling?
Below are a few forms that will be used in the first two sessions to help provide and gather information.
Collected by the therapist:
A brief form gathering biographical and contact information.
Self-reported concerns and goals for treatment.
Therapeutic agreement between client and therapist.
Release of Information
Any person/agency identified with whom treatment information can be shared (if applicable).
For your records:
Information for Clients
Information about therapist and therapeutic relationship.
Notice of Privacy Practices
Standards regarding the privacy and confidentiality of your information.
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