Counseling for Hope and Change's logo, three interlocking circles, represents the bio-psycho-social model of help. Simply put, you are complicated: your physical makeup intersects with your personality and your social environment to make you the unique person you are. As we work together, all of these elements come into play.
WHAT I DO
As a licensed clinical social worker, I help alleviate emotional pain including anxiety and depression and help you with life issues and behavioral difficulties.
I help you avoid more serious problems by getting current ones under control.
I help you find information and mobilize resources to dispel misconceptions and expand choices. I encourage and support your emotional well-being and help you to carry out an individualized plan to produce change.
I may help you to improve relationships, break a negative behavior pattern, gain understanding and personal growth, or improve your life in whatever direction you wish.
Above all, I listen.
My approach is based on building on your strengths and resilience.
I use an eclectic blend of therapies depending on your needs, goals and coping style. This may include cognitive behavioral therapy, short-term solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, supportive counseling, education, and various stress reduction methods.
Establishing rapport between client and therapist is important to the therapy's success. You need to become comfortable with me and trust that I can help.
I enjoy working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and with adults of any age.
Our sessions are private and confidential. Our therapeutic relationship is collaborative.
Fees range from $70 an hour for individual therapy sessions to $90 to $110 for couple or family sessions.
I am a Medicare, Cigna and Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield provider and work with some Employee Assistance Programs. Please ask for information about insurance reimbursement for out-of-network services.