I am very flexible and accessible to my clients/patients. I work on a sliding scale for payments. I love what I do and enjoy seeing my patients grow and improve their quality of life.
She was great! Enjoyed meeting her. Love that she is flexible and reasonable. Has a lot of experience.
She is very easy to talk to. She makes you feel comfortable in a situation you wished you weren't in.
She really takes the time to care. She reaches out to make sure I'm ok and truly cares about me.
With a new patient or client I prefer to start with an evaluation of their concerns and to measure the severity of any depression or anxiety issues. I listen to their stories without judgement and develop a sincere regard for them.
I have a Master's and Doctoral Degree in Psychology with a specialty in Counseling and Assessment Testing. I have experience with children and adults and with Veterans. I have added Life Coaching to my services which is similar to counseling but less restrictive.
I normally charge a fee of $50 per session and do not make claims to insurance companies. I do this to protect the privacy of my patients who may not want their issues to be reported to the insurance company to justify their reimbursements.
I started doing family studies for placement of foster or adopted children and in cases of disputed child custody. Later when I continued my education I was able to operate a non-profit organization that did Family, Vocational, Rehabilitation and Individual Counseling. We were contractors for the State of Texas, Veteran's Administration, Social Security Administration and Department of Labor.
At this time, I only do counseling and life coaching.
Adults and children, veterans and disabled individuals.
My advice is that find a counselor who is a good fit with you. You are not married to your doctor and if you do not feel comfortable with them, you should consider a change. Remember that therapy can sometimes be a difficult journey and some things you find out about yourself may be uncomfortable to accept at first but the ultimate goal is to give you the skills to create the best quality of life you can.
Someone considering therapy should be willing to commit to open and honest communication. They may not be able to open up entirely in the beginning but they should strive to remain honest with the counselor knowing that the counselor will not judge or criticize them. It may not be reasonable to tell a counselor exactly what the patient needs since when they are in a challenged state of mind, they themselves might not know.