Where are you located?
Our office is conveniently located near Downtown Encinitas and Moonlight Beach.
The address is:
577 2nd Street
Encinitas, CA 92024
What can I expect at my first session?
The first session will give you an opportunity to ask me any questions you may have. Then, I will ask you some questions to get to know you better.
During our first meeting, you will be asked to describe your concerns and what you hope to gain from therapy. It will be completely normal for you to be nervous at our first session. Most clients tell me they find the hour goes by very quickly. After a few sessions most clients feel more comfortable.
Can I benefit from counseling?
If you are motivated and invested in your counseling, you will definitely benefit. Some reasons clients come to counseling can include needing help through a major life transition, feeling out of sorts, struggling in relationships, low self-worth, or help managing symptoms.
Counseling can also be beneficial if you need an objective voice to assist in furthering your personal growth.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together in counseling is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and learn strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals.
How long will I have to be in counseling?
We will set goals in counseling and we will work together to achieve those goals at a pace with which you feel comfortable.
I will give you my feedback on where I think you are in the process. My hope for you is to be able to use all the skills you have learned in counseling and feel confident to live life on your terms.
How often should I be coming to counseling?
Usually we can then drop to every 2 weeks, then once a month for maintenance as long as you have accountability toward your goals. Together we will develop a plan that makes sense for you.
Do you offer video or phone sessions?
How do I pay?
What is your cancellation policy?
Am I abnormal because I need counseling?
Counseling is here to help support you to create your best life and support you through those tough times.
Can I use my insurance to pay for sessions?
Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.