COVID-19 Update, I am currently seeing patients in my office. I will do so as long as that is possible. Restrictions may be put in place that will require a return to seeing patients via telehealth. I will notify you if anything changes. I am currently doing Telehealth visits on a case-by-case basis.
Before you leave home for an office visit, please do the following: Check your temperature to make sure that it is below 100*. Make sure you do not have a new cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or flu-like symptoms. Check yourself for loss of taste or smell. If you have any of these symptoms, please call and cancel your session. You will not be charged a Late Cancellation Fee for COVID-19 related symptoms.
You will need to wear a mask while you are in the building. Please use the hand sanitizer as you come through the door. A waiting area is available for you while you wait to be brought back to my office. While in the building, please observe proper Social Distancing. Telehealth visits can be conducted on a case-by-case basis and you will need to check with me. You must have proper insurance coverage to continue with Telehealth. Please check with your carrier.
If you have been exposed to anyone with COVID and you have not completed a 14-day self-quarantine, please call. We will meet via Telehealth.
As you read the various websites of therapists who provide services, you may find it difficult to separate out someone whom you think will meet your particular needs. Often, people who seek psychological help for the first time have a divided mind. One side is focused on the pain you feel and wants to do something to ease it. The other side is focused on how you've made it this far without help. "Besides, what will people think if they find out I''m in therapy? Once you make the decision to see someone, you need it to be a positive and helpful experience.
The service I provide is confidential and discreet. My goal is to help you understand the issues in your life and find ways to cope with them more constructively. Therapy is often not immediately effective in relieving personal pain. In fact, you might even feel worse for a time before things improve. Having someone listen to you without judgment is a very powerful experience. Just being heard, understood and validated as a person is therapeutic in itself. The understanding and perspective you gain will be helpful to you to find new ways to live and make life-affirming choices.
I have been practicing in the Detroit Metropolitan area for nearly 25 years and have experience with a broad range of issues that people face in their daily lives. My patients describe me as engaging, friendly and warm. I don't focus on taking notes and grunting "uh huh" occasionally during sessions; I am interactive. The academic basis of my clinical training is psychodynamic. My therapeutic style includes reflective listening, questions, stories, interpretations, education, silence, empathy, cognitive restructuring, relaxation, imaging and much more. My background includes a professional degree and a decade of professional service in the local church as a pastor. I affirm a person's spiritual life as strength in the therapy process.
Click around on my site. Give me a call. Send me an e-mail. I will be glad to talk with you about your needs. If I don't think my skills and expertise are a good match for your needs, I will direct you to someone whom I think can help you.