What I do
- Collaborate: Your emotional needs are part of your journey. I provide options and supports and you get to integrate as much or little as you desire. This is a partnership where trust is formed and serves as the foundation for how I further support your goals towards well-being.
- Collaborate: with your primary healthcare provider, your child’s daycare provider, school or other relevant entity.
- Value your time: I do my best to not to make you wait for your appointment.
- Research: If I am not the right fit, I spend time researching other supports and providers who can help you.
- Spend time and money on professional training: Every year, I make important decisions on what trainings will benefit my clients the most. I spend a lot of time learning about the latest brain science (including psychoneuroimmunology and mind-body connections) to help my clients.
- Provide my expertise: I offer new possibilities for how clients can develop their lives into something meaningful and inspiring to themselves and those around them.
Understanding what we do is as important as understanding our boundaries.
- It is important to refer. I am not a generalist. I am not an expert on all emotional, behavioral and psychological issues. One does not go to general surgeon looking for allergy relief. There are many overarching approaches that work with many different situations. If based on my assessment I believe that someone else can provide you a more appropriate service, it is my ethical and professional responsibility to let you know.
- I am not available at all hours and times of the week. Sometimes a greater level of care is needed than a weekly session. If that is the case, I will make the appropriate referral because when you are in a great level of need, you should have someone available. It’s all about getting your needs met. Check out the resource page for hotline support. We will talk about my availability to make certain it fits your needs.
- Court documentation. If you already know that you may be in need of an evaluator or someone to do an assessment for legal purposes, either for yourself or your child, I can provide recommendations. I do not make recommendations of custody and visitation.