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My Approach

As stated, my approach is client- centered in which I take on the Cognitive Behavioral Approach; in working with the total individual as the basic theoretical model of my work.  Depending on your individual needs and strengths, I will use different models of therapy.   I also believe in a trusting relationship between persons receiving services and therapist and am comfortable working with diverse populations, cultures and lifestyles; and feel that I can provide accepting, objective, respectful and genuine interactions with those I am working with. 

I am a solution focused strength based therapist. My goal is to help you overcome life's challenges, find hope,meaning and purpose in your life. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.  I use specialized therapy approaches and techniques, to treat a wide range of problems for  children, adolescents and families. 

In my work with children, I provide comprehensive assessments for behavioral, emotional and academic/social problems. I work closely with parents/caregivers, physicians and schools to ensure your child is successful. 

Sessions are typically 50-55 minutes in duration; however, assessments tend to typically last between 2 and 2.5 hours in duration depending on the needs of the child/individual.  All sessions or assessments will be scheduled by mutual agreement and if you are unable to keep an appointment, please contact me within 24 hours prior to appointment to reschedule. 

Services will be rendered in a professional manner and it is impossible to guarantee any specific results.  You do have the right, at any time, during the treatment process to express concerns related to services rendered and to revoke services.  You also have the right to file any complaints without fear of retaliation or negative responses.  Please refer to HIPAA practices related to complaints.   Referral to another counselor or services will be mutually discussed if progress is not achieved at a satisfactory level or in the event that additional services may be in your best interest.

 As a someone receiving therapy services you have the right to 1) choose the therapist and treatment approach that best suits you and your purposes;  2) have full and complete knowledge of clinician’s educational background and clinical knowledge; 3) be fully informed in the manner in which treatment will be provided; and 4) refuse treatment. 

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