Summary

Free first-time phone consultation. Consultation, Psychotherapy with adults and elders, Clinical Consultation and Supervision; Classes and Workshops

Free first time phone consultation

For people who are considering engaging in psychotherapy with me, I offer a free initial phone consultation, of up to 30 minutes.  This is an opportunity to begin to get a sense of who I am and how I work. Talking on the phone that first time can also give you a chance to find out how comfortable you are with me.  You might choose to let me know a bit about what prompts you to look for therapy at this time. It is also a way to discuss practical matters such as any paperwork you might need for an HSA or insurance company, and my fee.

Consultation

I meet with people as a consultant, for short periods of time, when they are trying to decide:

  • Whether to go into psychotherapy
  • Which kind of psychotherapy might be helpful for them
  • How to address having a family member, friend or loved one who is struggling with grief and loss, medical illness, or severe mental illness.


Psychotherapy

I have been successful in helping people struggling with:

  • Relationships
  • Anxiety, and panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Body related issues
  • Life transitions and changes, including migration
  • Issues related to culture and diversity
  • Loss, and grief
  • Creativity
  • Spiritual issues
  • Trauma and dissociation
  • Unconventional perceptual and thought experiences


How long any psychotherapy lasts depends on a number of factors; it may be as short as a few months or continue for a few years.  I generally meet with patients long-term, providing sessions once, twice, or multiple times a week, depending on their need and preference.

I am always willing to explain and discuss why I might recommend any particular frequency, style, or length of psychotherapy. You are, of course, free to choose whether you follow my recommendations; this is something we can always usefully reflect on and talk about together.


Clinical Consultation and Supervision

Since 2003, I have been providing clinical supervision and consultation to licensed therapists, trainees and interns.  I currently supervise/consult for the Wright Institute.  Supervisees meet with me weekly; consultees meet with me weekly, or at a frequency that fits their needs.  They may meet one-on-one, or as part of a group.


Classes, workshops and trainings

Since 1998 I have been providing workshops and training for clinicians on:

  • Working with trauma and dissociation
  • The role of the body in psychotherapy
  • The body in aging and the elderly
  • Somatic awareness
  • Working with psychosis
  • Clinical approaches to crises
  • Since that time I have also been providing workshops for teachers, caregivers and crisis-workers on:
  • Stress, Burnout, and Vicarious Traumatization
  • Self-care
  • Understanding self-harm and suicidality.