Young adulthood brings with it a unique set of challenges that may inspire growth and resiliency if approached in a healthy, informed way. During this phase of life, we transition from student to professional and our expectations of ourselves may also transition.
Relationships evolve, careers begin and grow and along the way we are developing into the adult we want to be. Often during this time of change we may lose sight of our values which can make this navigation more challenging.
I am here to provide guidance and help you explore your values and make goals to live the rich, fulfilling life you want to live, regardless of life circumstances including: anxiety, depression, loss of someone or something important, work and relationship challenges, ADHD, thoughts of suicide, struggling to overcome set-backs and many others.
My approach to therapy is a collaborative one in which you are the driver. Together we will identify your unique challenges and create goals for therapy to help you become more resilient and able to thrive in life rather than just get by. A positive therapeutic relationship is important to this process and one that I strive to build through respect, trust, communication and collaboration with you.
During our first meeting, we will talk about your reason(s) for seeking therapy. I will ask about your family, medical, social, work, school, and (if any prior) treatment histories. Next, we will decide on goals for therapy and frequency of sessions. Finally, if I find it may be helpful, I will ask you to sign a release of information form for each person you identify as important to your treatment. This will allow me to communicate with the person(s) you identify regarding information relevant to your care.
Following the first meeting, we will continue to get to know one another and work toward achieving your goals. Along the way we may find they need to be changed or another goal may arise. Therapy is a process and yours is unique.
Meeting times are available Monday-Friday both day and evening hours and last 50 minutes.
There are times when talking with others may be helpful to make sure you have more support. If there are important people in your life you feel would be helpful in being part of your care, your therapist will ask you to sign a consent form for them to be able to communicate. The purpose of communication will vary depending on your needs and your therapist will always let you know if they plan to talk with someone you have given them permission to talk with. Important people may include family members, partner, medical doctor, psychiatrist and other treatment professionals or supports you identify. You will discuss with your therapist what information you are comfortable with the therapist sharing or receiving. If at any time you decide you would no longer like your therapist to communicate with an identified person(s), your request will be honored.
How long will I be in therapy?
DMC recommends initially coming in once a week to build a relationship with your therapist, become familiar with how therapy works, and to make progress toward your goals and needs. As you engage in therapy and begin to make progress toward your goals, your therapy needs may change. Your timeline for therapy is unique to you. It is important to talk with your therapist about your expectations and their recommendations to avoid confusion.
What are the costs of therapy?
You DMC rates vary based on therapist, session type, and other services provided. You will be provided with a clear outline of costs based on your therapist and treatment needs. DMC is not paneled with insurance companies at this time. If you need to use your insurance, it is recommended that you contact their benefits department and ask about out-of-network behavioral health coverage. DMC is able to provide you with the necessary information needed by your insurance provider to submit claims for these benefits. Mental health costs are approved for Health Savings Accounts (HSA) use and DMC does accept payment in this form.
If someone else will be paying for your therapy, you will need to have them complete and sign DMC’s Credit Card Form and you will need to sign a release for DMC to be able to communicate with them regarding payments. For more information about costs, please contact your therapist directly or call the billing department at 303-809-3341 x.2.