SERVICES AND TREATMENT
Individual therapy for adults and adolescents. Support for Autism, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, solution-focused/coaching, ADHD, communication, and challenges related to schooling or employment.
My office is in Soquel, conveniently located close to Hwy 1. It is a comfortable and private space, with windows providing natural light and fresh air. I welcome service dogs, so if you have an allergy, teletherapy might me a better fit. My office is on the second floor and the building unfortunately does not have an elevator.
I am available to clients throughout the state of California on my confidential teletherapy platform (via audio/phone or video). This is a wonderful option for many clients, and preferred by some due to various life circumstances (transportation, accessibility, time restrictions, travel, or out of the area). Audio/phone sessions work well when there is a situational need, technology or device issue, or if this is the preferred communication style.
I specialize in neurodiversity-affirming care and focus on the phase of life issues that often emerge during early-adulthood. It can be challenging to navigate new relationships, social dynamics, dating, new environments, schooling, career and employment. I help clients build confidence and self-compassion, practice effective communication skills and self-advocacy, and learn healthy stress management techniques. Any stage of life can also be filled with novelty and growth. Learning to care for and advocate for ourselves is crucial every step of the way.
I work with older teens, also specializing in neurodiversity-affirming care. There are many factors that create the challenges and pressures placed on adolescents these days. It is a critical period to develop healthy habits that influence social and emotional wellness. I teach stress-management, emotional awareness, healthy relationship dynamics, communication and advocacy. For neurodivergent youth (Autistic, ADHD, learning differences, etc..) it can be imperative to have the appropriate supports in place, to be resourced in preparation for the transition into early adulthood. It can be pivotal to have a positive therapy experience at this age.
All are welcome regardless of gender identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, country of origin, documentation status, neurodivergence, and abilities. I acknowledge the disparities in access to mental health care, and disparity in other institutions. I strive to offer a safe and inclusive space that is trauma-informed.
COGNITIVE/BEHAVIORAL: Focuses on the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. We increase awareness of patterns and beliefs that are unhelpful, limiting, or distressful. We begin to explore helpful and hopeful narratives and thought patterns, which often allows us to act in congruence with our values and goals.
STRENGTH-BASED: We identify strengths, explore identity, and bring appreciation and awareness to your unique qualities, values, and wisdom. This helps reduce negativity bias, improves self-awareness, and self-compassion.
SOLUTION-FOCUSED: We problem solve, identify extrinsic/external challenges and barriers, and find ways to better navigate relationships and systems (employment, school). We identify goals, practice self-advocacy, and find solutions when appropriate and helpful.
MIND-BODY: We notice our physical experience, using this to inform ways to cultivate a regulated nervous system, allowing greater cognitive flexibility, emotional stability, learning, and effective communication.
INTEGRATIVE: We draw from the above Evidence-Based approaches (in and out of sessions) and you are encouraged to utilize any other resources and practices outside of therapy that you find helpful to your overall wellness.
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." Andy Warhol
Therapy is not a magic fix (and you are not broken). This process can bring forth change and healing, relief from symptoms, agency, and space for new experiences. I can help you develop your own system so that you can create the changes you choose.
This is a collaborative process and you will get the most out of it when you are consistent and take action outside of sessions.
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PAYMENT (processed immediately)
CANCELLATION POLICY: I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Sessions are charged in full if a cancellation is made within 24 hours, or if the client does not show up for session.
For out of network coverage (your insurance coverage is not listed above), I can provide a super-bill for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Please note that there are limitations to using insurance. In order to receive coverage by your insurance company you must meet medical necessity for services and a mental health diagnosis. Services and records are subject to review by your insurance company.
"No Surprises Act"
Beginning January 1, 2022, if you’re uninsured or don’t plan to submit your claim to your health plan, health care providers and facilities must provide you with a “good faith estimate” of expected charges before you get an item or service. The good faith estimate isn’t a bill. It is to protect you from unexpected medical fees. I will provide you with a good faith estimate if you ask for one. It will include expected charges for the primary service you’re getting, and an estimated cost of treatment.
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