What kinds of clients do you work with?
I work with children and adolescents. For children as young as five, I incorporate their natural language of play in our sessions. In my work with older children, I like to use a combination of traditional talk therapy with a variety of expressive techniques that allow my young clients to communicate their story.
I work with adults. I find that while some prefer the traditional talk therapy during our sessions, others are just as eager to play and use expressive techniques to gain insight into their struggles.
How long do sessions last and how often will I need to come to therapy?
Sessions last 50 minutes each. I usually see clients once a week until their therapeutic goals are met. On occasion, we may meet more often.
What happens in the first session?
When we meet for the first time, we’ll review your history as well as confidentiality and the nature of the counselor-client relationship. I’d like us to share our expectations for therapy and talk about the level of commitment required for personal change. This is a great time for you to ask any unanswered questions you may have.
What are the pros and cons of going to therapy?
One of the biggest benefits to going to therapy is your personal growth. The dynamics of the counselor-client relationship combined with the therapeutic process offer you the opportunity to increase your self-awareness, and gain a greater understanding of your life’s experiences and how they have helped to shape you as a human being. Other perks are enhanced communication skills, improved self esteem and a greater set of healthy coping skills to deal with life’s stressors. Often the most difficult part of therapy can be revisiting old wounds or strained relationships in an effort to heal them. Often times, clients may experience more painful emotions in the beginning as they address the issues that have put their life on hold.
Do you take insurance? Cash or check are the only acceptable forms of payment. I do not take insurance.
Where are you located?
325 E. Sonterra Blvd. Suite #230
San Antonio, Texas 78258