Questions and Answers

What is therapy?

I believe therapy is about healing, insight, awareness and knowledge. Therapy is about identifying healthier solutions to problems, calming those worry filled thoughts and creating a tool set to help you when you feel helpless. Sometimes therapy is a good laugh. Sometimes therapy is a good cry. Sometimes therapy is unleashing the hard stuff so you can get to the good stuff.Therapy is about working together to help find effective ways to manage the past, present and the future. Therapy is a judgment free zone and a safe place to let “it” all out.
I believe therapy is one of the most important investments you can make for yourself and that is why it is my mission to join you in flourishing into your best self.

Why choose Flourish with Hope?

Flourish with Hope is evidence based driven. Meaning, I follow treatment recommendations shown to be effective. At the end of each session the goal is to weave a specific mindfulness technique shown to help manage stress and mood. I offer resources to better support holistic healing and will help coordinate, with a signed release of information. Since I want you to have a positive experience and ensure your treatment is effective, I will prompt you for feedback and evaluate your treatment as we progress. I have added VIRTUAL SERVICES to assist with schedule conflicts and those with busy lifestyles that hinder their ability to seek therapy face to face. We will also create a plan with your personalized goals that will guide your treatment. Doing so, will empower you and engage you in your treatment.

What should I expect from therapy?

The hope is you will feel empowered, driven and you are motivated to come to your sessions. I have been told by my clients that they look forward to coming to therapy and feel they benefit after each session. I am fully committed to making sure this experience is positive, safe and impactful. At times, and when appropriate, we might laugh, cry and be in silence. One of my goals while working with you, is to create a therapeutic relationship because I believe this will disarm fear and allow us to work efficiently on your goals.

How do you know which model to use?

As I gather information from the initial consultation and intake session, I will let you know which model appears most appropriate and known to be effective for your needs.

How many sessions and how frequent?

Every individual has different needs, and therefore, I will let you know the frequency and intensity once we have spoken and I have gathered more information.

What if you don’t work with my needs?

My priority is your care. If I am unable to meet your needs in a way that would best serve you, or I feel you would better benefit from another treatment model that I am not trained in, I will provide you referrals that may be better suited for your needs.

How long are the sessions?

The initial session is 60 minutes. Follow up sessions are 50 minutes.

What can I expect?

You can expect your initial consultation to be FREE. Once we ensure we are a great fit for your needs and hopes, I will send you all the required paperwork. I ask that you complete these forms prior to session, so we can utilize your time on your needs rather than completing paperwork. After all the necessary paperwork is completed, we will begin treatment.

What if I am not a woman?

Contact me. I have a very diverse background serving all individuals. If we feel we will be a great fit and can accomplish your goals, then I am more than happy to begin our work together.

I am certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). PCIT is a coaching parent model that assist with bonding and correcting difficult child behaviors. I am also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and I thoroughly love applying this model with kiddos over the age of 10-17. It is known to be effective and incorporates parents into sessions!

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