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Getting Started (info for new clients)

Please start by reading this website and becoming familiar with the specific forms of therapy that I practice.

You can get some sense of me by reading this website. I also invite you to spend some time online learning about three key influences on the way that I approach therapy: Somatic Experiencing, the Hakomi Method, and Internal Family Systems (IFS). I encourage you to search those names, including online videos (You Tube, etc) featuring the founders, such as Peter Levine with Somatic Experiencing, Ron Kurtz with the Hakomi Method, or Richard Schwartz with IFS.

Sign up on my waitlist.

For the most part, my practice does not have much turn over. The downside to this is that it can take a long time for people who want to begin work with me to get their foot in the door. By following the link at the top of this page, you can register on my waitlist and I will get in touch if I have an opening.

Deciding if I am the right fit.

Carefully consider your situation and what you are looking for in a therapist. In addition to any therapist's approach and training, who they are, their identity, personality, and relational style is a very important consideration.

Next steps.

Once you sign up on my waiting list, I will contact you if I have an opening. When I do have space in my practice, it will typically be for a specific day and time, which is why I ask questions about your schedule on my waitlist registration.  If an appropriate opening comes available, I will contact you and invite you to a 15-20 minute free consultation so that we can get to know each other better.  If we both feel there is a good fit, I would get your insurance or payment information and schedule an initial 1-hour intake appointment. The purpose of that meeting is for you to share in greater detail what you are looking for in therapy and for us to develop a set of goals and objectives to guide our work.  As therapy progresses, I will invite you to play an active role in your journey of healing and transformation, both within and between our formal meetings.

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