Services

I believe in making sure that each client’s treatment is based on their unique needs and treatment goals.  I use an eclectic therapeutic approach that incorporates a variety of therapeutic principles and philosophies in order to develop the ideal treatment program to meet the specific needs of the client.  Every client is involved in their treatment planning and it is my goal to make sure that every treatment goal and objective is identified and agreed upon by the client in order for the client to know exactly what they will be addressing in treatment.  My work ethic is to have clients be able to make progress in their treatment and to be able to identify ways in which they are moving forward with their life. 

Types of Therapy

Person Centered

This therapy allows the client to take more of a lead in discussions so that they will discover their own solutions.  The goal is for the client to achieve greater independence which will allow the client to better cope with any current and future problems they may face.  The Therapist will be a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgement and acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction. 

Play Activities

This therapy is when a Therapist trained in play uses the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.  The Therapist can use playtime to observe and gain insights into a child’s problems.  The Therapist can then help the child explore emotions and deal with unresolved trauma.  Through play, children can learn new coping skills and how to redirect inappropriate behaviors.  Family play therapy can be very effective at strengthening family relationships.  

Interpersonal Therapy

Therapy focuses on the client and their relationship to other people.  The goal is to improve the quality of a client’s interpersonal relationships and social functioning to help reduce their distress.  The Therapist will focus on the most pressing relational problems in order to support the person wishing to make changes.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Therapy focuses on helping the client to become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so the client can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.  The Therapist will help the client notice such negative thinking patterns and help the client to learn how to reframe their thoughts to be more positive and helpful.  

Family Therapy

This therapy works with families to help nurture change.  Therapy may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate.  The goal is to help family members improve communication, resolve conflicts, nurture relationships, heal, and move forward together as a healthy, resilient, family unit.

Attachment-Based Therapy

Therapy aims to help a parent and child repair ruptures in their relationships and work to develop or rebuild an emotionally secure relationship.  The Therapist helps the caregiver to develop and display emotional responsiveness to their child in order to help the child to develop a secure and trusting attachment along with a positive internal working model of self and others.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

This therapy identifies and changes the client’s negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes.  The Therapist will help the client to acknowledge that their experiences are real and how to accept who they are, regardless of challenges or difficult experiences.

Trauma-Focused Therapy

Therapy focuses on helping children and parents process thoughts and feelings related to traumatic life events.  The Therapist helps the child and family to manage and resolve distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors along with enhancing safety, growth, parenting skills, and family communication.  The Therapist will offer skills and strategies to assist the child and family in better understanding, coping with, processing emotions and memories tied to the traumatic experiences, with the goal of promoting  the child and family to create a healthier and more adaptive meaning of the experience that took place in their life.

EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

This therapy focuses on helping the client to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  EMDR helps clients to reprocess traumatic information by a process of eye movements and adaptive information processing that allows the client to experience a peaceful resolution.  The Therapist will lead the client through an eight-phase, non-invasive treatment that includes history-taking, preparation (practicing eye-movements), assessment/identifying the trauma memories, validating cognitions, rating levels of disturbance, desensitizing (eye-movements), installation of positive thoughts, body scan (clients observe physical response and report), and closure of the treatment in which instructions are provided to the client for safety and containment between sessions.

Next Steps for Services

If you are interested in contacting me to explore services for you and/or your family, please follow the steps below:  

Call me at:  (928)352-5744 or request a consultation. I will talk or email with you and ask you a few questions. This is also a good time to ask me questions about my services. This contact will allow me to see if my services are a good fit for you and/or your family.  If my services are a good fit we will agree on a date/time for you and/or your child’s first session.  

Next you will register at my Client Portal Site.

Once registration is completed I will send you a Welcome Email and request you complete the following attached forms: 

Biopsychosocial Form

Counseling Agreement Form

Authorization to Disclose Form (if needed)

 

Please review the Client Privacy Measures found in the Client Portal in the “Forms” section.  

During our first session we will review your or your child's presenting concerns and develop an individualized treatment plan to fit your child’s and/or your treatment needs. I will send the completed treatment plan to you for you to review and electronically sign. Your and/or your child’s treatment plan will be securely sent to you via the CounSol.com/client portal email.

We will set up your and/or your child’s next appointment at the end of your sessions unless otherwise indicated.  

My fee is $105.00 per hour. Payment is due before the service is provided. Unfortunately, I do not take or bill insurance due to my services being self-pay only.  I accept Debit and Credit Cards through my Practice Management Program (CounSol) which is a secure and encrypted (PCI compliant) site. Please refer CounSol for payment processing information. Sessions are scheduled by appointment only. I will schedule appointments based on your schedule and my availability.

Requirements for Telemental Health

  • Must be located within the State lines of Arizona and Nevada.

  • Must have access to a computer or phone to connect to my website’s practice management program (CounSol.com).

  • You will be asked to verify your identity (such as a valid driver’s license) and location.

  • You will be expected to hold sessions in a quiet location and confidential space.

  • Fee is self-pay (I do not accept or bill insurance) and is paid before the service is delivered.  Fee for service is $105.00 per session/per hour. 

  • Credit card information will be required when the electronic paperwork  is sent.  This will be required before sessions are conducted.