There are many stressors in today's world. How do you stay sane when everything around you feels insane?
I'm here to help with that. Help might look like:
Help might be a combination of these things, or something else altogether. It all depends on you and your situation.
My version of therapy is that it's a process of getting to know yourself better. I am not here to "fix" you, because my belief is that you're not "broken." I am here to help you understand yourself better, so that you know why you do the things you do. It is up to you to decide what you want to change.
You are the expert on your own life and yet I've learned that lots of people hide from themselves. It is my job to draw you out and help you find the value of your being. To help you love yourself- not despite certain things, but because of them. Together we will discover what makes you classically you.
With knowledge comes choice and with choice comes happiness. My only goal is to help you live a happier and more fulfilled life.
My specialty is meeting people where they are. I am here to help you understand YOU better.
I've always had a love for psychology, although that's not where my career started. My work life began in a veterinary clinic, where I stayed for several years before moving into pharmacy. Wanting to do more, I moved from pharmacy into a chemical research and development position. In this environment, I worked my way up from laboratory technician to research chemist. After a number of years, I grew tired of the laboratory setting and moved into a regional sales position. Selling the products I had been doing research on was a welcome change, and I looked forward to having more interactions with people. I soon realized, however, that I cared more about whether my customers were happy than I did if they bought any of the products I was selling. This epiphany led me to change careers, yet again, and also to a complete re-visioning of my life. And I am forever grateful.
In 2013, I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology. In 2016, I became independently licensed and opened my own practice. I am happy to say that I have finally found my niche.
I love, love, love what I do!
Professional Memberships include: International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), American Psychological Association (APA), Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA), Northern Arizona Psychological Society (NAPS), and Granite Mountain Psychological Society (GMPS).
While Covid-19 is still in our communities, I am doing sessions via video and/or phone until further notice. Although not as satisfying as doing sessions in person, my priority is for the safety of myself and of my clients. Only in specific circumstances am I doing in person sessions at this time.
I work individually with adults and elders. I do not work with persons under 18 years old. Appointments are typically 60 minutes, although I can do 75 or 90 minute sessions by request.
My standard fee is $150-200/hour.
Straight Medicare is the only insurance panel I am on. For any other insurance, I can provide you with a superbill so that you may submit claims on your own. The majority of my practice is private pay.
Notice to clients and prospective clients:
Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
I AM CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
703 South Main Street (Suite 15), Cottonwood, Arizona 86326, United States
09:30 am – 06:30 pm
My hours are 9:30am to 6:30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.