Therapy and Counseling
Considering therapy or counseling is taking a courageous step toward changing the current situation. We all have struggled from time to time with the many different faces of suffering and its hold on us. Pain – it is human nature to move away from the hurting you find yourself experiencing.
Most of us at one time or another has worked hard to solve or get rid a problem just to end up feeling the same except with more suffering. We all get stuck. The harder we try the worst it gets (quicksand). Does this sound familiar? It may seem counterintuitive that doing almost the opposite could lead to a different outcome. What if the energy, effort, and focus on solving the problem of pain actually makes suffering worse? I call this the war zone. What if the way out of the war zone was becoming an observer of the process.
One way to understand therapy and counseling is to imagine you and I are on two different mountains each traveling on a winding road with many twists and turns. I can see the road you are traveling and what lies ahead because I have a different perspective. A perspective from a distance. I sometimes refer to this perspective as the 30,000-foot perspective which allows me to have a vantage point of your path that your perspective may not allow at this point. From this perspective, I can share with you what I see.
No, I don’t have a crystal ball where I can see into your future. I do have an advantaged viewpoint. From this viewpoint, I can offer you a perspective to guide you toward getting unstuck from an unworkable cycle of struggling and unnecessary suffering. What you will gain from therapy/counseling with me is the opportunity to learn new skills focusing on developing psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility is the ability to increase your emotional agility. Agility makes room for freedom of movement. Together we will look at what works specifically for you and the life you want to live. To learn more about how I work visit My Approach page.
My average hourly fee for therapy is $150. My goal and my commitment to you are to guide you to where you want to go. Not sure where you want to go, then we can figure that out too. The answers are within you. Ready to talk with me in person? Contact me by clicking here or give me a call at 720-260-7702
UPDATE 08/01/2020 Fees: The counseling fees are reduced 20% until January 1, 2021 and will be evalutated at that time.
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Why I don’t accept insurance
- Why Managed Care Hurts You by John M. Grohol, Psy. D.
- Why My Therapist Doesn’t Accept Insurance by Christine Sprague, LPC
- Beware of Your Managed Care: It Can Be Intrusive and Even … Deadly: Guidelines For Selecting A Health Insurance Carrier by Ofer Zur, Ph.D.
I can provide an invoice to you and you can seek reimbursement on your own, but I advise you to consult with your insurance provider in advance to make sure that the services will be covered. Also, you might want to consider your health saving plan or flexible spending account as an option.
Another option: if you believe mental health counseling is not exactly what you need it might be coaching is a better fit for your goals. Check out this article, Coaching Vs. Counseling, then let me answer your questions about counseling and coaching – talk with me in person? Contact me by clicking here or give me a call at 720-260-7702