I prefer to get to know my clients before deciding which therapeutic approach is best for each person. No two people are alike and therefore one approach doesn't fit all, yet beginning with empathy, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness provides the groundwork for meaningful growth and change. While the foundation of my approach rests in person-centered counseling, I also rely on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and incorporate mindfulness-based approaches as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy based techniques. I believe a strength-based approach is also important. Exploring the inherent strengths my clients possess is a helpful tool that allows them to make these qualities and virtues an asset in other areas of life.
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." - Carl Rogers, Psychologist and one of the primary founders of the Humanistic, Person-Centered approach to psychology
Individual counseling sessions last approximately 50 minutes.
Initial visits and assessments can last a full 60 minute hour, and Oregon Health Plan Initial Intake assessments can last up to one and a half hours.
Meet and greet consultations are available (15-30 minutes) at no charge.
Please see my Professional Disclosure Statement for an outlined fee schedule. I do work on a sliding scale fee based on financial need, and this can be discussed prior to your first appointment. Payments and copays are due at the time of service.
I am in network with a number of insurance carriers including:
I accept Oregon Health Plans including Jackson Care Connect, CareOregon, AllCare, and OHA/Fee for Service/Open Card.
If I am unable to bill your insurance, a superbill is available upon request which will allow you to personally submit a claim to your carrier for reimbursement.