Personal Counseling Solutions, Inc.
Telehealth video appointments are offered and limited in person sessions as well. Using your insurance for telehealth services will continue after the current health crisis subsides as long as your insurance company offsets the sessions at my customary rates or you can pay out of pocket.
I will continue to accept insurance, as many are out of work, or have had work hours decreased. We will gladly verify and inform you of any deductible or co-insurance that may apply before our first session. We will be glad to also do the billing for you. You also have the option
of my sliding scale fees that are listed at the end of the intake section.
PERSONAL COUNSELING SOLUTIONS
Healthy individual thinking, behavior and relationships with others hold the key to a satisfying and meaningful life. The process begins with you! The first step to a happy and fulfilled life is the recognition that a positive approach to these challenges is possible. In doing so not only will you get more of what you deserve in life, but others around you will also respond in a more receptive and caring manner.
As a couple creating a Personal Counseling Solution, you and your significant other will be directed to initiate a clear, focused communication plan that will value add to increased stability in your understanding of each other. By understanding the attachments you individually hold throughout your life, you will be better able to explore new solutions that you both can bring to the relationship. The plan can include building conflict management skills, creating effective communication techniques and strategies that increase intimacy.
If you come in for individual therapy, you will be guided through a journey of self-discovery with solid guidance towards an action plan that can result in a more positive and lasting change of thoughts and behaviors. Addressing previous issues and establishment of a current
self-care plan will always be part of the plan, as I will facilitate a process with you that will accomplish these goals.
Families looking for guidance regarding how to better parent their young adolescent or adult child through the challenges of everyday life will learn strategies and techniques, personal empowerment and a deeper knowledge on how to energize those around you who
can be part of the solution.
Currently I offer a variety of clinical services with individuals, couples and families, as well as corporate consultations, trainings. Most often I help those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, family of origin and current traumas, relational conflicts, certain compulsive disorders and parenting challenges. A reasonable and thoughtful action plan will be reviewed and agreed upon on the issues you want to work on. A variety of techniques and approaches can be included during the solution process, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy , Rational Emotive Therapy, Anger Management Training, and various other approaches to family and couples treatment. Each person is very unique, and though all situations often have some common themes, the treatment is custom designed for each couple and individual. Not all techniques or approaches work in every situation, so a careful intake and history is taken on your first visit. Your confidentiality is assured, unless there is a threat you identify to others safety or your own. I then have a legal obligation to assist in any way I feel will assure safety to yourself and others. Feel free to contact me before our first meeting, and I will be glad to outline any details you would like to know.
I have a long history of commitment to the helping profession. In the early years, I served as a Residential Therapist in a variety of settings that included working with adolescents and adults in alcohol and drug rehabilitation. As a counselor and supervisor working with families and guardians and their developmentally delayed adolescent and adult children, I then began clinical work at Family Services of Long Beach, California, and while an intern there was first licensed as a Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor in 1987. My work continued to include Employee Assistance Program staff positions, private practice and public school education in Los Angeles, California, Atlanta, Georgia, and Orlando. In a private practice setting full time since 2000, I now have maintained my own established office in the Dr. Phillips / Metro-West area since December of 2006.