- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Developing skills for improving your relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communications and listening skills
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems on my own.
Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?
My work is integrative, present centered, intuitive, and compassionate, yet also direct and to the point, when useful. Together, we will create a space for you to achieve your goals, whether that be healing and transformation of old wounds or a newfound awareness of the changes you would like to achieve in your life. At the very least, you will gain an expanded skill-set that will assist you in living the life you want to be living and experiencing congruency of action and vitality of being.
I recommend, that if you are interviewing several practitioners, it might be best to schedule a session with several therapists, as if "interviewing live" (after doing the screening from initial phone interviews). It is important that you trust this person and that you feel safe in their presence and that you believe this person can be helpful and constructive in facilitating positive change and forward movement. In the case of couples and families, where more than one person needs to "connect", it is important that all parties present have a good experience and "like" the therapist, believing them to be able to be helpful, feeling understood and received without judgment. Working "live" allows each person to have a personal experience.
What modalities are you actually integrating when you do psychotherapy?
I integrate Systems Theory, Gestalt Theory, Cognitive/Behavioral, Developmental/Behavioral and Intuitive/Energetic modalities. I believe in understanding the beliefs held in the mind that one lives and acts by, often without conscious awareness as well as the importance of understanding one's emotions and body-intelligence. It is essential to be connected and aware of the truth of one's whole self. This awareness can inform one's actions in the world and in the surrounding relationships of life. I value integration of the self, meaning that all dimensions of the self, however multi-layered, once fully owned, can lead to a satisfying, creative and enlivening life.
No. As an "Out-of-Network Provider", I don’t get involved in any insurance issues and don’t provide paperwork (TRF forms) or Clinical Assessments by phone with insurance carriers. You will receive a "Superbill" with all the information that an insurance company generally requires. You, the client, are then responsible to submit the Superbill along with your insurance form directly to your carrier for reimbursement to you. My office does not accept insurance payments directly. The Superbill, along with your claim form, is sufficient for reimbursement as an Out-of-Network Provider. If you choose not to use your insurance carrier for reimbursement, you can also use my Superbill as proof of payment for medical expenses. I am licensed in the State of New Jersey as a Marriage and Family Therapist.