Frequently Asked Questions

Will psychotherapy really help me?

Psychotherapy helps ordinary people, everyday, to solve their problems and reach their goals. If you've been in psychotherapy before you already know firsthand how helpful psychotherapy can be. Psychotherapy uses tried and true, extensively tested strategies to help people. These strategies have been proven to be effective in multiple scientifically sound research studies.

How else can a psychologist help?

A psychologist can give you truly objective, professional, advice. Unlike friends, family, coworkers, and other people in your life, a psychologist has no expectation that you should play a certain role in life. A psychologist is unbiased, and can give you unbiased advice.

A psychologist can act as a valuable sounding board for your ideas. A psychologist can give you accurate feedback.

A psychologist is a trusted adviser.

It is often difficult to see ourselves objectively. A psychologist may be able to see things that you do not, because you are too close to a situation.

A psychologist really listens. Psychologists receive a lot of special training on how to just listen. Really! If you've ever been speaking to someone and not felt heard you know that listening is not so easy! A psychologist will listen to you.

A psychologist is supportive. We will collaborate to meet your challenges, achieve your goals, and create the happy life you desire.

Isn't it better for me to solve my problems on my own?

When you use psychotherapy you are still solving your problems on your own. The difference is that you are making use of tools and experts that can help you solve your problems more quickly and efficiently than you could by yourself. Psychotherapy is the tool, and the psychologist is the expert.

What may be a unique situation to you, may be a familiar situation to a psychologist. The psychologist often has already helped many others in the same situation. Psychologists have a lot of experience with problems! People bring them to us all the time. We're experts on problems (and solutions)!

Psychotherapy is a smart choice!


I think I have a serious psychological problem. Can you help me?

Yes. I have extensive experience in the treatment of a wide range of psychological problems with many different types of clients.

I don't have any serious psychological problems. I want coaching to help me reach my goals and create the life of my dreams. Can you help me?

Yes. My extensive psychological training in the science of human behavior, emotion, and cognition helps me empower you to understand your strengths and weaknesses. This knowledge, combined with my use of a broad variety of powerful coaching techniques will empower you to reach your personal goals.

Life Coaching

What are the advantages of receiving coaching from a counseling psychologist?

Counseling psychologists are uniquely trained to help people deal with the challenges of personal growth, as well as to help people overcome serious psychological problems. 

If I choose to have a video session instead of meeting in person is my communication with you secure?

Video sessions are provided via a HIPAA compliant web service. This healthcare specific level of security provides a level of security even higher than that required of financial institutions on the internet. 

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