Starting Counseling – The Importance of Assessment
Before any treatment begins, I conduct a thorough assessment of the client’s symptoms, relationship patterns, medical history, lifestyle behaviors and will refer for medical evaluations and psychological testing when indicated. I strongly believe in fully understanding the nature of the problem that a client presents with, as I recognize that no two clients are the same nor will they need to same exact intervention. Clients are involved in the conceptualization of the treatment plan and on a regular basis we will review this plan to assess for progress and to determine whether modifications to the plan should occur.
I work diligently to provide clients an atmosphere that is safe and professional. My approach draws on best practices supported by empirical research, as well as regular feedback check-ins about how the process of therapy is working/ not working for a client. I value the unique strengths that clients possess and work hard to enhance these in treatment through a collaborative relationship. I believe it is a client’s right to understand the therapy process at all times and therefore I encourage clients to be informed consumers of the work we do together.
I have successfully helped clients with the following concerns:
- Alcohol, Drug and Other Addiction Concerns
- Sexually Compulsive Behaviors
- Relationship Challenges – Marital, Pre-Marital, Family
- Sports Psychology or Performance Related Concerns
- Childhood Abuse – Sexual, Physical and/ or Emotional
- Boy’s and Men’s Issues – Depression, Behavioral Problems, Anger, and Unhealthy Relationship Patterns
- Pre-Marital Counseling – certified PREPARE/ ENRICH provider
- Couples Counseling, including couples struggling with infertility
If you have interest in receiving counseling services, please call 310-924-2432 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org My goal is to get you to the right type of service to address your concerns. In many cases, I am able to help those that inquire about services. However, I am well connected to a large network of colleagues and treatment programs to whom I often refer when I believe they are the best option for a new or existing client.
Cost for Services
Please call or e-mail to discuss my assessment and counseling fees.
While I do not accept reimbursement from insurance companies or serve on any insurance panels, I am happy to provide a statement that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.