Individual Therapy and Couples Counseling
I provided treatment for my first patient during an internship in October, 1983. Since that time, my training and practice has included many of the methods within the psychodynamic, cognitive and behavioral therapies. My style of treatment is best described as eclectic and pragmatic.
My experience, based on thousands of hours of clinical practice, is that no single theory or treatment approach is "the best" for everyone. And that is true both for individual therapy as well as couples counseling .
Some styles work better or worse given each client's unique needs and background. My approach is to draw from the various schools of evidence-based treatments and provide care based on your specific situation. In selecting from a number of types of treatment, my approach is eclectic. And in focusing on what works and is effective for you , my treatment is pragmatic.
Whether providing couples counseling to a couple caught up in harsh arguments, or individual therapy to a depressed teenager, or individual therapy to someone paralyzed by panic in a supermarket or a person with alcohol and drug problems, we will work together to find the strategies that help that specific person with his/her problem and life situation.
What happens during individual therapy and couples counseling sessions?
During our first session, we will carefully review your history and condition. Then we will explore your goals. Based on those findings, we will develop an individualized treatment plan. In the following sessions, we will work together to achieve your goals.
Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes. At the beginning of treatment, sessions are usually scheduled once per week. As you begin to make progress toward your goals, the frequency of sessions is often decreased to once every two weeks.
I tailor the individual therapy and couples counseling to best match the individual needs and goals of my clients. I do not use a "cookie cutter" or "one size fits all" approach. Your counseling should be individually customized so that it is comfortable to you and, at the same time, is effective in making the changes that you seek.
When we have our first session, a thorough and careful history of your situation and goals is taken. We will discuss the various therapy options available to help you. Together, we select the method and goals of counseling to overcome the obstacles to change and progress in your life.
For fuller details of my education and experience, you can review my resume here .
To schedule an appointment please call me at (401) 378-6011.
After making an appointment, please visit the Forms page to download the appropriate questionnaires for the first session.
Health Insurances Accepted
I am a provider for these insurance companies:
For persons choosing to pay out-of-pocket, the fee for my sessions are $130 for the initial evaluation and $100 per session. A sliding scale fee or payment plan can be arranged where necessary.
Please also note that 24 hours advance notice is required when rescheduling appointments. Otherwise you will be charged for the session.