Turning Point Counseling And Psychotherapy
I have worked with adolescents with multiple diagnoses, with specialized training in eating disorders, anger management and mood disorders for over 26 years, beginning with training at the renowned Chestnut Lodge in Rockville, MD. The training continued at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. I have also had a private practice since 2003, where I treated women's issues, adolescents, couples and families.
I use many therapeutic techniques, including: cognitive behavioral therapy, Adlerian, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy, to name a few.
The thing that I like MOST about being a therapist is seeing people become self-actualized and autonomous. Everyone has the power within to become better, more whole and to heal. Sometimes, we all need guidance to get there.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
An initial assessment and history are taken at first appointment. Client is also allowed to interview therapist. From there, if client and therapist feel it to be a good fit, a treatment plan is developed and weekly sessions are established.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Master in Counseling Psychology from The Howard University; training at Chestnut Lodge and St. Elizabeth's Hospitals as a student therapist and professional training at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
At present, only accepting self-pay and medicaid. Therapist works within reasonable budget for self-pay if they are committed to the work. Usual fees are as follow: initial assessment $125 for 1.5 hrs; individual session:$75/hr; family and couples $100/hr.
How did you get started in this business?
I got started in the business by wanting to expand services which were provided at Texas Children's. I
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with all population ages, other than geriatric, in which I am also interested.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I recently discovered that a patient that I treated with an eating disorder, has completed her graduate program and will be working with eating disorders due to our work together.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
The best advice I can give a client is to make sure that your therapist is empathic and there is a good therapeutic relationship established.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
Clients should know or have an idea of what their goals are for therapy.