Taking Care of Your Mental Health Amidst COVID-19
During this time of uncertainty it's important that you are paying close attention to your state of being mentally, emotionally and physically. As we are all attempting to avoid the negative consequences of the Coronavirus spread we must take into consideration how we can support ourselves if feeling overwhelmed.
We are urged to self isolate and keep social distancing a priority but this can also take a toll on us psychologically. Those we love may be infected and/or at risk and the economy is struggling as we may or may not still have employment and income. These are unprecedented times in our country and it is imperative that we do not take our well-being for granted as we adjust and cope with what's ahead.
Telehealth allows us to connect and engage securely in psychotherapy sessions via telephone or video. This option is HIPAA compliant and enables treatment to be conducted remotely and safely. Please feel free to reach me if you are interested in seeking services and would like to know more about telehealth options.
ALL ABOUT THERAPY
Whether you are seeking individual support or relationship counseling therapy is meant to help you and your loved ones overcome challenges, explore relationships, understand self, heal emotional wounds and create a healthy foundation for moving forward.
Working on yourself and your relationships through therapy takes courage, dedication and willingness. It can be difficult but nothing is more exhausting and painful than staying miserable. I often tell my clients that though treatment may take “work” and it may not be easy, it is worth it!
When you attend sessions you will find a safe environment to explore your past, present and future. You will uncover the things that maybe be driving unhealthy behaviors and hindering a life you want to live. It’s not always pleasant to resolve painful parts of ourselves though it is what creates strength, growth and ultimately change.
Through the use of various psychotherapy methods and collaborative treatment measures, my clients develop life-changing shifts in self-talk, change in overall life habits and new adaptive ways to help them cope with any of life’s various obstacles while letting go of those things that cause them to remain stuck.
Psychotherapy is about creating hope and peace from within.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression, or major life changes? Are relationships seeming to be hanging by a thread or simply not satisfying? Are you feeling hopeless with work life, home life, marriage? Are you tired of being discontented, isolated, trapped by your thoughts or fearful of what you are experiencing?
Are you suffering?
It's time to reach out for support. You don't have to go through this stress alone AND it doesn't have to last forever.
Perhaps you are burnt out in your profession, unsure how to set limits for yourself and manage expectations. Maybe you are unsure of your future, stuck in old habits and doubting yourself. If you can't seem to understand what comes next, how to solve issues with your family, maintain healthy relationships with loved ones or simply have compassion for yourself- maybe it's time for a change.
There comes a time when help is needed to find balance and well-being.
We often think we are able to move through our pain alone and the truth is, people need people. Yes, this is easier said than done because often we are living with hurt caused by others leading us to simply not trust anyone, let alone ourselves.
I'm here to remind you that you DO deserve support and to find peace through your trials and tribulations.
I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Fresno area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing.
GET TO KNOW ME
I truly believe in the power of spending time with one another, connecting about who you are, where you have been and where you'd like to go. It has been through my own experience of self-discovery and "becoming who I am today"- having met many of my own challenges, that I can now offer you a meaningful and affirmative experience in treatment.
I understand the importance of therapy because I too have needed help and luckily, found it. I too have not known how to feel better and felt at a loss for what is next- worried, confused, sad, alone.
One of the best decisions I've made in my life was to seek support and I hope you do too. Please feel free to ask more about my personal process of healing.
My training has been specifically in the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) & DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) with extensive experience working with crisis and suicide prevention Complex Trauma, Mood Disorders and Personality Disorders. I am a Christian oriented individual and enjoy working with those of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, and sexual orientations.
I am open to share my experience and background further when we connect! Contact me for specific questions!
For me, being a Therapist has been a calling. I thoroughly enjoy being able to help others as I have been lucky enough to be helped by those before me. I hope to be able to connect with you when you are ready.
AREAS OF TREATMENT FOCUS
Rates for individual therapy and couple's counseling sessions are $140 per therapy hour. Initial 90 minute intake assessment is $200. Sliding scale reduce fee rates are available. Please see Rate and Fees tab below.
WHAT INSURANCES DO YOU TAKE?
At this time I take private pay and Out of Network insurance options. I am also able to create a superbill for you to provide to your insurance provider for reimbursement if your insurance allows for this. Please check with your specific provider if this is an option for you.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
Yes, I offer a limited number of available sliding scale openings which are dependent on income and financial hardship or circumstance. Please feel free to discuss during our phone consultation if needed.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Individual psychotherapy sessions are generally 50 minutes in length. The initial intake session is 90 minutes in order to gather thorough information during assessment.
DO YOU USE FREUDIAN OR JUNGIAN ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES?
Yes, dependent on your clinical need I do provide some Jungian techniques with regards to dream work and the shadow self. I generally engage treatment from a psychodynamic view integrating a variety of approaches.
DO YOU OFFER COUPLES OR FAMILY THERAPY?
Currently I am offering individual and limited couples/marital counseling. Contact me for specific availability. Often we will include additional family members in session for collateral support and to aid in your specific treatment. We can discuss this further during sessions.
1300 E. Shaw Ave. Ste. 171 Fresno, CA 93720