Who do you work with?
I work with ambitious men and women who want to grow in their relationships with others and themselves. More specifically, I help:
- Women love themselves enough to stop making the same relationship mistakes.
- Divorced men and women heal and thrive after their marriage ends.
- Men be the best partner they can be without losing themselves.
- Overwhelmed, burned-out moms love and care for themselves as much as they care for their family.
How long does counseling take? How often will we meet?
I know most people don’t call me as soon as the problem starts. You call when you are ready to dig in, so I meet with you once a week for the first month. Then we re-evaluate the frequency of appointments and your progress each month until you reach your goals.
Your counseling session is where you gather energy, hope, and clarity to work on new ways of thinking and relating between sessions. You definitely don’t have to be in therapy forever to make progress. While there are no guarantees, some clients find the relief and clarity they are looking for in as few as 8 sessions. While others may attend counseling for a longer period of time, such as 15-20 sessions.
What are the benefits of therapy?
While I cannot guarantee the specific outcome or result you from participating in counseling. I can share some of the growth my clients have developed by working on themselves throughout the therapy process:
- Growing in trusting yourself
- Feeling more confident accessing calm from within
- Tending to your needs more than you have before
- Healing your own heart after infidelity
- Mending your marriage by choosing to work on your part
- Holding less anger at their ex and more clear on what need to work on in future relationships
- Understanding and respecting yourself even when others think differently
- Accepting all of your feelings
- Taking others behavior less personally
- Reaching out for help and support
- Enjoying what you already have and living more in the moment
If any of these benefits of therapy sound like areas you want to work on or grow in, schedule free 15-minute phone consult with me. And you’ll be one step closer to reaching your personal and relationship goals.
How much does counseling cost? Do you take my insurance?
For a complete list of my rates for counseling services as well as answers to frequently asked questions about whether or not I take insurance and which ones, please read my Fee page.
What kind of therapy do you practice?
I blend several approaches based on what the client needs at the moment. I pull from family systems, mindfulness, self-compassion, and self-love practices.
We don’t just talk about being more loving, as I invite my clients into practicing and experiencing accessing their compassionate parts of self in the session. I’m skilled with going deep, calling others to grow with compassion, and helping facilitate self-healing by connecting clients to their hearts. I find we have a natural tendency to soften toward growth and healing when we feel heard not only by others but also by ourselves.
How do I get the most out of counseling?
The more active you are in the process, the more you will get out of counseling. The most important thing is to be ready to take responsibility for the direction of your life and/or your part in the relationship problems. We all want someone to tell us what to do sometimes, but I want you to walk away feeling empowered and trusting yourself again.
People don’t often realize they need to come prepared to their counseling session. Having goals or problems you want to address will help focus the session. And observing and monitoring your own progress toward your goals will help fine-tune the work you do between sessions.
Counseling is an investment of time and money, and you want to get the most out of your investment in yourself and your relationships. For more ideas including keeping a counseling journal, read 8 Ways to Make the Most of the Counseling.
How do I schedule an appointment with this counselor?
Appointments are available on weekdays at my Lee’s Summit office. In addition, I also offer online counseling to Missouri residents via telephone or video sessions.
Finding a counselor near you that is a good fit for you is a personal decision. To help you explore what it would be like to work with me and further answer your questions about counseling, schedule free 15-minute phone consult with me. And you’ll be on your way to discovering how you can begin growing your confidence and connections.
Note: Individual counseling for divorce, men, women, and burnout is available at my Lee’s Summit office and online. (Serving surrounding Greater Kansas City areas, including Blue Springs, Grain Valley, and Independence MO).