Do you accept insurance?
Yes, I work with most major insurance providers, but also offer payment options that can suit every person. I’d be happy to review how these work during our initial, free phone consultation.
What is an LCSW vs Psychologist?
Both Licensed Clinical Social Worker’s (LCSW) and Psychologists complete rigorous mental health educational and practical training, completing thousands of hours of supervised work and certification. The primary difference is that LCSW’s practice a type of mental health therapy that is strength based, meaning that they work with the client to find out what strong natural skills and talents they possess that can be used as a launching point to tackle issues causing hardship in the individual’s life. The social work framework for mental health therapy is very holistic, it will take into account not only the individual client’s emotional and psychological makeup, but also societal and environmental factors that can impact the well-being of the client. Psychologists largely focus on a cognitive behavioral method wherein they try and get the client to change thinking through behaviors as well as changing behaviors through new methods of thinking. Psychology as a whole is an internalized discipline in that it works almost exclusively with the individual and their internal psychology. HumanServices.edu
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. Wikipedia
What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?
Dialectical behavior therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy designed to help people suffering from borderline personality disorder. It has also been used to treat mood disorders as well as those who need to change patterns of behavior that are not helpful, such as self-harm, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse. Wikipedia
What is Brainspotting (BSP)?
Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing. Brainspotting.com
What is a Humanistic Orientation?
The Humanistic Orientation emphasizes individuals' inherent drive towards self-actualization, the process of realizing and expressing one's own capabilities and creativity. Wikipedia
What is a Mindfulness-Based Orientation (MBCT)?
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that was originally created as a relapse-prevention treatment for depression. Research indicates that it may be particularly effective for individuals with major depressive disorder. Wikipedia