the role of the psychotherapist
The role of the psychotherapist, I believe, is twofold. The first is to help the individual improve immediate functioning while creating solid ground from which they may explore the origins of symptoms and behavior patterns and address them with greater depth than ever before.
While the therapist provides knowledge and experience, there is also a willingness on their part to freely explore different paths effectively, mirroring the hoped-for experience of the patient.
Psychotherapy is about transition, you are not necessarily bound by your patterns. It's also about simultaneously addressing symptoms and developing effective and lasting means of combating them. Life stressors, especially during difficult times, challenge us to approach these stressors in more effective ways. We must ask to reconsider ourselves, our behaviors, our responses, and our ability to engage with others.. The practice of psychotherapy is a creative, forward moving, and lasting transition to enhance all areas of one’s life.
Fees and Payment Methods
Fees vary depending on an individual’s means and potential insurance coverage. Payments are accepted through credit card, check, cash, or Venmo.
While I am not a network provider with any insurance companies, my credentials can allow me to accept payments for out-of-network providers. To determine this, I have a biller that can ascertain insurance benefits as well as deductibles.
A fee can be established and determined between you and me based on those parameters.
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