I am a licensed psychologist dedicated to helping people become healthier emotionally and more satisfied with their lives. I believe that the best way to help people realize these goals is both by enhancing strengths and removing obstacles. I believe that problems of behaviors and mood are often reflected not only in work and school, but also in family life and relationships. I work with people across the lifespan seeing children, adolescents, and adults in order to stay focused on the larger picture of healthy development across the whole life. Although I work in many areas, my focus is greatest in these five areas:
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My practice consists of both psychotherapy services and coaching. Coaching is for individuals who want to enhance their happiness and quality of life, but do not have a medical need for treatment. It can be provided onsite or via phone, computer or video chat such as Skype. I also offer psychological testing primarily to complement to therapy, clarify diagnoses and for coaching interventions. I have special training and experience in the areas of addictions and trauma recovery. I have worked with many different groups of people but have the greatest amount of experience in working with adolescents, adults and couples.
Health insurance versus paying out of pocket
Insurance companies require therapists to provide diagnostic and treatment information which is incorporated into their data bases. Such information is stored and utilized according to insurance policies rather than the policy of the therapist. It is protected by the security policies of the individual company rather than the therapist. Information collected by the insurance company may be forwarded to the Medical Information Bureau which is a clearinghouse where subscriber insurance companies use the information to determine your eligibility for future insurance and the rates at which your premiums will be charged.
You are eligible to use any insurance plan for which your psychologist is listed as a provider. Some individuals elect to not use their insurance to have greater control over their own privacy. If you elect to pay out of pocket for services to ensure greater
Could you host an exchange student?
My wife and I often host foreign exchange students. I encourage others to consider this option. Two of the agencies we have worked with include International Student Exchange (www.iseusa.com.) and Youth for Understanding (www.yfu.org)