How To Get Started

Are You Ready?

Are you tired of feeling blah, stuck, or as if you are “just existing”? Are you drained on a daily basis by feelings of anxiety, depression, being overwhelmed, or just floating? If you are reading my words, you may be ready to make a change in your course by challenging yourself. I welcome the opportunity to set up a free consultation to better understand your needs and share how I will be of help and support.

What to expect

  1. Set up a consultation to see if we are a “good fit.” The therapeutic relationship is of the utmost most importance. As you share your past, present, and future, I will listen and attempt to help you understand your issues from a different perspective and make connections you may have not noticed. Sometimes it is important to focus on the past and many times it is best to acknowledge, accept, and turn to the present or future.
  2. Run an insurance verification and determine your co-payment. I use the Alma platform for this step as well as my billing. Once you agree to move forward, I will use your email address to send a link for you to fill in this information. It generally takes three to five days to receive these answers.
  3. Complete paperwork and two assessments which will serve as a baseline for anxiety and depression. Paperwork includes usual intake forms, client questionnaire, and two assessments which will serve as a baseline for anxiety and depression. Again, a link will be emailed to you and completed online.
  4. Arrange our first session where we will talk about the reason(s) you are seeking help. We will review your paperwork which includes some of your background information. It usually take up to three sessions to determine goals for therapy. We collaborate on a treatment plan and get to work to improve your mental health and overall well-being.
  5. I personally believe everyone can benefit from having an outside listener. Some reasons you may want to engage in therapy are: to decrease anxiety and/or depression, alleviate distressful emotions, to learn how to respond rather than react, reduce relationship difficulties, increase work satisfaction, or just wanting to improve your emotional health.
  1. Therapy is an individual experience and tailored to each unique individual. Factors for success include: openness to learn about one’s self, commitment to try new strategies, number and intensity of issues, motivation, and engagement, to name a few. Due to so many variables, timelines for relief also vary.

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
—C.S. Lewis