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Have a question? I’m committed to giving my clients the best care and experience I can. There’s no such thing as a bad question when it comes to mental health. Check out the answers to the common questions below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, if there is something else you'd like to ask.
Can therapy fix me?
Therapy is a process that requires participation by both therapist and client. My role as the therapist is to help guide you through your journey, offer a different perspective, point out distorted thinking, and help you grow into the person you desire to be.
We ALL have a history. We ALL things we are struggling with. We ALL have experiences in our lives that have left us with many questions in an effort to figure out how to move forward. Instead of thinking that you need fixing, consider that you may have an issue (or issues) that needs help being solved.
What kind of treatment method do you use?
I believe that because we are complex people, so using just one treatment method is a huge disservice. Some of the treatment modalities and approaches that I infuse depending on the client's need include but are not limited to: Person-Centered Care, Trauma-Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solutions Focused, Strengths-Based, and Psychodynamic Approaches. I am also an active practitioner and educator of cultural humility.
How long is a therapy or coaching session?
Therapy sessions last 50 minutes
Coaching sessions last 50 minutes
Is there a difference between coaching and therapy?
YES. They are NOT the same! Coaching offers the opportunity to identify and explore your purpose, goals, and desires, while also working to change behaviors that may not best align with what you want out of your life. Coaching is not meant to be used as a replacement for therapy or treatment for any mental health diagnosis.
I read an article about the difference between coaching and therapy and thought it offered a great description of what therapy is: "'Therapy can be an interpersonal laboratory,' Dr. Spiegel said...'It's a way of working with cognition, emotion and interpersonal relationships in a way that helps you manage your emotions and learn to see it in a different perspective.' In other words, you don't have to go through a huge life event or trauma to benefit from therapy. Talking with a professional allows you to get a sense of how you appear to other people, helps you get feedback on whatever you're feeling and offers insight on how those emotions are affecting your everyday life."
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How long should I be in therapy?
There is no clear answer for this. Therapy can be used on a short term basis or long term basis. It depends on your needs and your progress toward treatment goals.
The same can be said for coaching however coaching is typically done on a short term basis (6 to 8 sessions).
What state are you licensed in?
I am licensed in the state of New York and. New Jersey. You must reside in NY or NJ to receive services. Coaching is available for anyone throughout the country.
Do you accept insurance?
In an effort for us to have complete control over the therapeutic journey, I do not accept insurance.