Why Work With Me?
There are many psychotherapists with many different skills and talents, so this can make it challenging to find someone who feels like the right fit for you. It can also feel overwhelming at times. To help you figure out whether you and I would work well together, I have come up with a list of reasons why clients might choose to work with me instead of working with other caring and competent therapists in the area.
Top Ten Reasons To Work With Me For Therapy
I provide teletherapy care via a HIPAA compliant platform and will continue to do so after the quarantine. We all lead busy lives, so this will allow you to have easier access to services. It also prevents any barriers to you if you move within state lines during our relationship, such as for college.
I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques. CBT allows you the skills to take back control of your life. This approach may allow you to feel better faster. Find out more about CBT here.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessessing (EMDR). This can help to process old traumatic events or other challenging events that have left you with difficult thoughts and feelings. Find out more about EMDR here.
I am open about the therapy process and what I am thinking or feeling in the therapy session. I don’t think therapy should be a mystery.
I am creative in coming up with ideas to try during therapy sessions that allow us to increase your awareness of what is going on with you. Depending on your comfort and interest, I will use metaphors, stories, role playing, and other ideas. These ideas keep the therapy lively and interesting.
I am a LGBTQ affirming therapist with expertise in queer issues, depression, anxiety, communication skills, healing from trauma, and relationship issues.
I have worked with all kinds of clients and have particular experience working with gay men, lesbians, bisexual people, transgender and genderqueer people, as well as those in non monogamous and kink-friendly relationships.
I like working with clients whom are motivated for care and want to work towards graduating from our time together. Many therapists may have a financial incentive to keep you in treatment, but I want to see you succeed as quickly we feel is comfortable to start living the life you want to live. Many clients tell me my approach is helpful, as they have found the "typical" approach daunting.
I am an effective relationship therapist who has worked with same-sex couples, different-sex couples and people in polyamorous or open relationships. I am also comfortable talking with clients about BDSM/kink.
I am a feminist, anti-racist therapist aware of how different kinds of oppression affect our lives. I am able to help clients put their problems in the context of larger societal issues they are facing such as sexism, racism, ageism, and homophobia.