During our first appointment I will do a thorough assessment of what has brought you into therapy, explore your family history and discuss your goals for therapy. The purpose of this is to determine if I will be able to meet your needs and whether you feel we are a good fit. If I determine that I do not have the expertise to meet your needs or if you feeI I may not be a good match, then I will do my best to help you find a different therapist.
Group Therapy (60 mins)
Group therapy can be an excellent complement to individual therapy and at times can serve as a stand alone treatment. There are benefits to working in a group with other individuals who have a shared experience. I have an interest in facilitating groups in the following areas: Transgender Support, Dual Diagnosis, Women's Empowerment: Recovery from Trauma, HIV Support and Depression and Anxiety. Groups offered will depend on the interest of my current caseload.
Individual Therapy (50 min)
At the start of therapy, I typically recommend weekly sessions. The length of time in therapy will vary from person to person. I view therapy as something that helps individuals create change in their lives and when that change has been accomplished and maintained, then therapy will likely no longer be necessary.