I'd like to work with you to understand and gain clarity on the pressing life concerns that may have been labeled as “off-limits” or those that you just don’t want to address alone. During this time and process, ultimately setting goals and tailoring treatment specifically to you.
My main focus throughout this entire process will be around supporting the client’s thoughts, feelings, and overall understanding that comes attached to the hurt that has been a barrier in their life. This is a journey of discovery and healing until the client’s goals have been obtained. We start with a 15-minute free consultation call where we discuss and talk about your reason for coming to therapy and then we talk through the treatment and goal expectations. Once we’ve decided to move forward, we schedule the intake session. During this session, I get to know you through a series of questions, which may include a GAD-7, a PHQ-9, a PTSD checklist (in assessing for trauma), and consent forms.
I am very excited and looking forward to the telehealth support provided to my clients. Being able to provide support to them wherever they are is something that should offer extreme comfort. I also create a space where a face-to-face experience can be made during the time of treatment, as I understand human behavior and the need for connectivity. In this space, clients can discover and expose any trauma or stigma that has led them to therapy. It is not an easy process and for some, it may come attached with shame. As a clinician, that’s where I like to start (in the heart of it). I want to help you understand that mental health care isn’t taboo but instead essential. In my recent years, I’ve practiced evidence-based models with families and understand the levels of trauma and pain that move through generations, especially multiple generations.