As a therapist my mission is to help my clients achieve a sense of safety, security, and wellbeing; live with a sense of purpose and meaning; live with authenticity, in integrity with their fellows and their own beliefs. Through individual, group, and family counseling, I help my clients address a variety of issues and life difficulties, including depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and relationship conflicts, among many others. I use a range of tools from varied therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, developmental trauma models (i.e., The Meadows model, NeuroAffective Relational Model™), Somatic Experiencing®, bibliotherapy, psycho-education based on established neuroscience, and connection with the client’s own spiritual beliefs.
My approach is strongly influenced by my work at The Meadows of Wickenburg using Pia Mellody’s model of developmental immaturity, which examines early life experiences and how these continue to influence our current behavior and relationships. I also use principles of Somatic Experiencing® which focuses on bodily sensation to help clients gradually release traumatic energy stored in the nervous system, thereby improving central nervous system regulation, and leading to improved feelings of personal safety, security, worthiness, and wholeness. My approach is enhanced by recent training in NeuroAffective Relational Model™ which helps clients recognized how unconscious patterns of disconnection from early life may be driving current behavior.
Through my experience with a wide variety of clients, as well as my own personal work, I have come to believe that each human being has the inherent capacity to live a peaceful, happy and purposeful life, if he or she is willing to move toward lasting change. I serve as a guide on that journey for my clients.
Regarding Fees and Insurance:
- There is no charge for a brief Initial Phone Consultation. Please call 480-269-1727 if you want to talk with me before making an appointment.
- Average session length is 60-90 minutes. Longer sessions are available. Average session cost is $150
- My practice is private pay only, meaning I am not contracted with any insurers as an in-network provider. If you have out-of-network benefits, I am happy to provide you the necessary invoice so you can request reimbursement from your insurance company.
- I accept debit and credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express), HSA cards, cash, and personal checks. Payment is due at the end of each session.
"When someone really hears you without passing judgment on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mold you, it feels damn good."
– Carl Rogers