What is TeleHealth?
Most research suggests that TeleHealth can be as effective as in-person therapy. The benefits of seeking research-supported TeleTherapy with a licensed therapist include:
- Greater access to care: Some people are unable to use traditional therapy due to physical disabilities, geographic location, or scheduling issues.
- Lower costs: TeleHealth may help clients save money on treatment. Clients are also likely to incur fewer therapy-associated expenses when they do not have to travel to receive treatment or pay for child care.
- High satisfaction: Users of quality TeleHealth report high satisfaction with treatment.
- More privacy: People who choose TeleHealth do not have to sit in busy waiting rooms but can seek treatment in the privacy of their own homes. For some, this alleviates privacy concerns.
- Better public health: The COVID-19 health crisis demonstrates that the ability to seek medical care at home can slow the spread of illness and protect vulnerable populations. TeleHealth allows people to get mental health treatment at home without risking the spread of infection during epidemics and pandemics.
Individuals, Couples and Families in Online Therapy
As a TeleHealth practitioner, I believe whether we meet online or in person, we can connect in a rewarding way especially if such a connection would be helpful.
I find all of us possess a deep desire for purpose and meaning and that we are influenced by the people in our lives, including our cultural context and family-of-origin. My approach is a compassionate one that appreciates diversity in a changing world. I use various intuitive tools to help individuals and those they care about to communicate in more generous ways.
Working with Individuals
In individual counseling, we work together to access your inner compass, courage and life direction. My framework centers on the belief that being embedded in relationships may bring up feelings of pain, powerlessness, and disappointment but with guidance can become a gateway to greater resilience, dignity, and what Dr. Murray Bowen calls differentiation. This term means we are able to stay connected to our loved ones without losing ourselves, our purpose, our values.
Working with Couples and Families
As a former professor of psychology and religion, I take a psycho-educational approach for improving communication with the one(s) you love. I invite clients to use insights from evidence-based therapeutic methods that are emotionally-focused. For clients interested in mending ruptures in relating to their loved ones, these methods have proven effective. For partners experiencing relational ambivalence, I also offer discernment counseling to support intentionality around the decision to work on the partnership or to transition out of the relationship.
How I Can Help
I take a systems approach to change, believing that our problems and our “cures” are ignited and maintained in all our relationships based on our generation, family, popular culture, religious traditions, values, and communication style.
Areas of Specialization
- Systemic Counseling to assist clients to mend what they feel is broken in their lives that is keeping them stuck
- Loved-Ones Counseling via tools for practicing communication skills and accessing compassion and humor for a more enlivened connection
- Personal Growth through Enneagram to creatively unlock intuitive wisdom for building authentic relationships and life direction
NOTE: I am working to be licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) and am currently a licensed MFT Associate (LMFTA).