We start with a free phone consultation. This initial conversation allows me to get a basic understanding of the difficulties you are experience with anxiety, and it provides a good opportunity for you to get answers to any questions you might have. If together we determine that you are a good fit for services, we can schedule your first appointment. And if it appears you would benefit from a different treatment specialty, I will provide you with recommendations for other therapy options. Click below to schedule a consultation.
Assessment and Therapy Plan
At your first in-person session, I will guide a comprehensive assessment in order to get a clearer picture of how anxiety, worry or panic function in your life. I seek to make the assessment as conversational as possible, going at a comfortable pace and taking time to address any concerns that come up in the process.
Once I have a detailed understanding of your unique circumstances, I will recommend a personalized therapy plan. Tailored to your specific needs, the therapy plan will guide our work together. We will periodically revisit it to ensure we are on track, occasionally making small adjustments along the way.
Many clients already begin to feel some relief once the therapy plan is developed. It can be comforting to have a concrete plan of action in place.
Therapy is designed to empower and support you. We go at your pace. In the beginning, I will do most of the guiding. But over time, that balance will shift, as you take the driver’s seat more and more. By the time you finish therapy, you will have a full understanding of your own anxiety response system, and you will have gained a lot of experience applying powerful psychological tools to master it.
Some clients start with me after already trying other types of therapy that did not produce the results they hoped for. Many clients have told me that therapy was a place where they would go to talk about whatever was on their mind that day, and that they were not exactly sure what was being accomplished from it. People with previous therapy experiences like this often respond very well to science-based therapy.
One of my goals is to demystify the therapeutic process. As I guide you through your personalized therapy plan, I take every opportunity possible to explain the psychology of anxiety and the therapy principles involved in reversing it.
It takes a lot of courage to take the initial step to meet with a therapist to address anxiety problems. If you are ready to take that step, I believe you will soon see that there is very good reason to have hope for real and lasting improvement.