Thank you for visiting my website. I’d like to tell you a bit about what you can expect if you choose to begin psychotherapy with me. Warmth, respectful honesty and humor will help to build our relationship which I see as the practice field for making real changes in your daily life.
I help my clients to identify unhelpful patterns that may be making their lives more difficult and we work to find realistic solutions aimed at improving quality of life. The clients I see tend to be interested in engaging in emotionally deep, insight-oriented psychotherapy with the goal of understanding then changing unhelpful relating styles.
If you are interested in beginning psychotherapy, please call me for a brief phone consultation to discuss what you are looking for. I also offer a 30 minute face to face consultation at no charge to you if you would like more information before engaging in psychotherapy. This can help both of us to decide if my style is the right fit for your needs. I look forward to speaking with you.
What to Expect | When you first call, we will speak briefly about what leads you to seek psychotherapy. This will help both of us to decide if I am the right fit for your particular concerns. We will discuss scheduling, my fees and whether or not you would like to bill insurance.
Contact me at 503-610-3436
I will email you documents to complete and bring with you to our first session; please be sure to have these filled out so we can spend all our time addressing your current concerns. Our first session, which is referred to as an intake, will last approximately 50 minutes and during this time we will cover topics such as family history, your present concerns, prior experiences you have had in therapy, medical issues which may impact your emotional well-being, relationships, and substance use.
At the end of our first session, we will discuss our fit and whether or not you would like to move forward. I provide psychotherapy for a variety of issues; however, I am also happy to make a referral to another provider if we believe it is in your best interest. Most clients schedule appointments on a weekly basis, reserving the same appointment time each week. If you would like to spread our appointments out, we can discuss your needs.
Future appointments will last 50-55 minutes and will begin promptly at your scheduled time. If you are running late, please call to let me know. We will end our session at the regularly scheduled time even if you are late. It is my policy to cancel appointments when you are more than 15 minutes late. You will be charged the full fee for that hour. Please call or email me with any questions you have about my practice or what you can expect in therapy. Thank you again for visiting my website. I look forward to speaking with you.
Phone: (503) 610-3436