We're all well aware that sometimes life gets hard. If you're having difficulty managing the usual things in life or feeling lost, lonely, disconnected, sad, or angry, please know that you're not alone. You may be faced with tough decisions, need help communicating better with those closest to you, or doubt your ability to achieve your goals.
And we’re here to help.
These life events are often accompanied by an array of emotions that can complicate or confuse how you move forward. Dissatisfaction, fear, resentment, disappointment, sadness, anger, joy, hopelessness, hope, yearning, lust or love are only a handful of experiences that we have the capacity for as humans. If you've experienced any of them, you know they're big feelings. Learning what they are trying to communicate and the stories that you tell yourself about these feelings can impact the way you live your life. Learning how to steer the metaphorical life-boat in the direction that you want is where we come in. Each and every one of our skilled clinicians is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which was designed for this exact purpose to:
- Clarify your values, direction, and what really matters to you
- Identify and understand the thoughts, feelings, and events that keep you stuck
- Develop evidence-based skills to unhook from painful and difficult thoughts and feelings to help you suffer less and live more
As the saying goes, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em". That’s what we hope to help you do with your mind and emotions; to drop the battle and learn ways of relating to them that have less negative impact on you, so that you can focus on doing what matters to you and be the person that you want to be. You are the expert and we are the guide.
We specialize in treating anxiety, depression, life transitions, and getting you back into your life with less coping and more thriving.
- Effectiveness. Research shows that online therapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy for issues related to mental health.
- Accessible. Accommodates those living in rural or remote areas, people living with disabilities that prevent them from leaving the home, and eliminates transportation barriers.
- Convenience. No need to schedule time for a commute.
- Cost Effective. Eliminates cost of parking and transportation.
- Coverage. Some insurance companies may not cover it. We encourage you to check with yours.
- Confidentiality and Privacy. Although we use encrypted, HIPAA-compliant software and abide by telehealth guidelines, communicating over the Internet entails a greater risk for security breach compared to in-person. It also means possible Internet connectivity issues.
- Distractions. Possibilities for disruption depending on your living circumstances and others in the home.
- Trust and Body Language. Some people may prefer viewing the entire body language of their therapist for more effective communication.
- Severe mental health or psychiatric concerns. A more appropriate and accommodating option for people that may need crisis intervention that is better supported with in-person care.
- Participation. It is an opportunity to engage in an activity outside of your home.
- Time consuming. Ensuring commute time may be challenging for busy schedules.
- Expenses. Possible parking and transportation fees.
All virtual sessions are conducted using secure, HIPAA-compliant software. Research has shown that psychotherapy offered through telehealth is an effective solution for mental health treatment. The efficacy of either option depends on individual preference and comfort level.