If counseling is new for you or you are returning to do some deeper work, I’d like to learn more about the challenges you face and share how I can help and support you. I provide an empathetic, thought provoking, supportive environment for you to confide and grow in. I’ll teach you Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills and guide and support you as you work through current and long standing life barriers. I look forward to working with you!
MORE ABOUT ME
MA, LMFT #53995, California Behavioral Board of Sciences.
MA, California Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology
-American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
-California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Personal growth is most effective with structure and consistency. I do my best work with clients when we meet each week. Traditionally, client’s attend one 50 minute session. You want to keep the momentum going as you develop healthy outlooks and behaviors which in turn organically create new neural pathways in the brain. To maintain consistency, I provide weekly phone, Facetime, and Skype counseling sessions.
WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy teaches you to become more aware of the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy reverses negative thought patterns which influence unwanted behaviors, while Behavioral Therapy works under the belief that behaviors are learned, and therefore can be changed and reorganized. This approach leads to positive alterations with how you think, feel, behave, and live your life.
Contact me for a complimentary 30 minute phone consultation. (424) 335-0144
Please contact me within forty-eight hours of our scheduled session to avoid a cancellation fee.
Please print the Client Consent Form, HIPAA Form, and Client Information Form. Complete the Consent and Information Forms and bring them to your first session. The HIPAA Form is for your personal records, as it pertains to how your medical records are protected by law.
If you would like me to coordinate care with another professional (psychiatrist, physician), please print and complete the Consent to Release Information Form and bring it to session as needed.
Limits of Confidentiality
State and federal law protect confidentiality between client and therapist. Traditionally, the content of counseling sessions cannot be disclosed without consent of client. There are several exceptions:
Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. Therapist is required by law to contact authorities within a twenty-four hour period.
If a client threatens serious bodily harm to another persons(s). Therapist must contact authorities immediately and inform identifiable victim(s), when possible.
If client intends to harm self. If client is not complying with self-care coping skills, therapist will contact authorities immediately to ensure client’s safety.
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Cash, check, or credit card, at the close of each session.