The phone consultation is a 15 minute phone conversation where I get the chance to learn more about you and why you’re seeking therapy. We discuss your initial therapy goals; the therapy process; and my approach to therapy. I love to start with the phone consultation because this initial discussion can help us gauge whether we feel like a good fit for each other; identify expectations of therapy; as well as answer any initial questions about me, my style, my practice, or therapy in general.
15 Mins | FREE
The intake interview is our first session together. This first session is 60 minutes long, and is considered an “intake interview” because we gather a variety of information about various aspects of your life. For example, I’ll want to know what brings you to therapy and what do you hope to get out of coming to therapy. I may ask about your family history; your mental health history; your academic history; and your medical history just to name a few.
50 Mins | $200
Individual therapy sessions are 1:1 appointments where I meet with you to work on your therapeutic goals. Determining how the session will be utilized, can be a collaborative effort whereby you and I identify what feels like the best use of our time together. For example, some clients like to pick up where the last session ended; some clients discuss a pressing issue that occurred between sessions; and some clients use the time to hone a new skill.
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50 Mins | $200
Group therapy sessions are offered based on interest and need. Group therapy is a treatment modality that is just as, if not more, effective as individual therapy. Group therapy offers access to peer-to-peer support, resource sharing, and experiential learning. I find that group therapy is a great way for folx to feel validated, seen, and understood in ways that feel affirming and growth promoting. Group therapy topics are to be determined based on need and interest. Group therapy topics of which I have facilitated historically are: the college experience; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy; Black women’s experiences (just to name a few).
90 Mins | $90
EMDR stands for eye-movement desensitization reprocessing. EMDR is a trauma-informed approach to healing for folx who have experienced trauma. It was initially developed to treat folx who were diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, but has since been used to treat a varying degree of distress. EMDR uses a technique called bilateral stimulation which engages both hemispheres of the brain to reduce our reactivity to said trauma, while enhancing our self-efficacy skills to cope with the trauma. EMDR is focused on the direct memories associated with the trauma. The bilateral stimulation helps to change how the memory is stored, which in turn can decrease the associated symptoms. For more information on EMDR, click here.
90 Mins | $225
Consistent with both my professional and personal identity, I find that my relationships are an integral part of my identity and wellness. My relationships help me better understand myself, others, and various aspects of my life. In the same way, my clients make sense of the world through their relationships, often finding that the challenges they confront are related to relational variables. In my work with diverse populations, one theme remained consistent-the desire to connect--to others, to feelings, to self. As such, my role as your therapist is to co-facilitate a therapeutic process that fosters that connection.
I utilize a strength-based approach to therapy, grounded in relational, multi-cultural, and feminist theories. I incor- porate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help folx build skills in mindfulness, emotion regulation, dis-tress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. I also lean heavily on the use of Interpersonal Process in therapy to foster a safe, reliable, and authentic relationship with all of my clients. In my work, you’ll notice how I “call in” [and invite you to do so as well] aspects of energy, non-verbal communication, emotional experiences, etc. that feel meaningful to our work together. I try to model vulnerability and authenticity by sharing aspects of my own lived experiences where it feels appropriate. You’ll experience how I not only observe the content and details of your story, but also the process by which you share your story (e.g. what’s going on emotionally as you share; what does it feel like to share this part of your story). My work is also rooted in honoring the parts of our identities that feel connected, while also honoring the parts of our identities that may offer tension. It’s important to me that we “call in” not only our personal variables (e.g. race; social class; age cohort; sexual identity; etc.) but also interrogate how you experience life within the broader cultural systems.
I feel strongly that my training in Counseling Psychology, has made me equipped to facilitate, not only growth and change but empowerment among diverse populations. Resultant of personal expe- riences and clinical training, I place multi- culturalism, social justice, anti-racism, and advocacy at the forefront of my work. “Negotiating our place in the world is often influenced by the interworking of our culture and systems, all of which impact our development, wellbeing, and worldview.” SOME of my clinical interests include trauma (particularly identity-based trauma and interper-sonal violence), relationship challenges, identity exploration, diver- sity and inclusion, and body image. In my free time, I enjoy time with loved ones, traveling, shopping, and anything adventurous.
I feel strongly that my training in Counseling Psychology, has made me equipped to facilitate, not only growth and change but empowerment among diverse populations. Resultant of personal expe- riences and clinical training, I place multi- culturalism, social justice, anti-racism, and advocacy at the forefront of my work. “Negotiating our place in the world is often influenced by the interworking of our culture and systems, all of which impact our development, wellbeing, and worldview.” SOME of my clinical interests include trauma (particularly identity-based trauma and interper-sonal violence), relationship challenges, identity exploration, diversity and inclusion, and body image. In my free time, I enjoy time with loved ones, traveling, shopping, and anything adventurous.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Further details will be discussed at your upcoming appointment(s). For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit: www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
All services are considered to be “self-pay”, also known as “private pay” or “out-of-pocket”. I do not take insurance. “Super bills” are available upon request. “Super bills” are statements of services that I can produce for you to submit to your insurance provider for possible reimbursement. Please note that I cannot guarantee the rate of reimbursement for services rendered by Willed by Wellness, LLC. Please contact your insurance provider for more information about your benefits for mental health care. Payment is collected at the close of each session via the card you provide on file. A credit card authorization form is to be completed prior to the first appointment.
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