How can counseling help me find love?
Counseling can help you figure out why you’re have trouble finding love. I help you look at your relationship patterns and heal any family of-origin issues that might be getting in the way. Once you heal those family issues, there are very specific things you can do to find the kind of relationship you really want.
How can couples counseling help me in my relationship?
Couples counseling can help you explore how your family-of-origin issues might be affecting your relationship. When you can get past the surface issues to what’s really going on, you can discover how to really be there for each other.
What is the significance of — LMFT, Ph.D., License #MFT28571?
LMFT means I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I’ve been licensed since 1991. And MFT28571 is my California state license number. Ph.D. means I also have a doctorate. My doctorate is in Marriage & Family Studies. I wanted to learn more about relationships and I wanted to teach at the University level.
What kind of University Teaching do you do?
I taught undergraduate psychology full-time for 9 years. And I taught part-time in Masters Counseling programs for 7 years. I loved teaching my students about relationships. And I especially loved helping them learn how to have good relationships for themselves. For more about my university teaching, just click here.
What does it mean that you’re a — Certified Hypnotherapist?
I became certified as a hypnotherapist in 2012. This means I completed Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced training. I also completed additional training. And I am certified by the International Hypnosis Federation.
How can hypnotherapy help me?
Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic use hypnosis. It’s another way to explore and heal relationship issues that may be holding you back from love.
Will I remember what happens during hypnotherapy?
Yes, you are completely aware of everything that is happening.
How long are your sessions?
My counseling sessions are 45-minutes. Hypnotherapy sessions are 60-minutes.
What happens during our first session?
Our first session is always a “talk” therapy session so we can get to know each other. This will give us a better idea if we are a good fit to work together. It also gives me a chance to find out what you want to get out of counseling and/or hypnotherapy.
How often will we meet for counseling?
We usually meet for counseling once a week. If you’re going through a tough time, we can meet more often. When you’re near the end of your counseling sessions, we usually meet less often.
How much counseling will I need?
At times, counseling can be brief, maybe a few months. If you want to explore how you can make real changes in yourself and your dating/relationship patterns, it usually takes longer.
If I want hypnotherapy, how many sessions will I need?
Hypnotherapy sessions can be a great addition to traditional “talk therapy.” And it usually means fewer sessions than “talk therapy” alone.
Do you take insurance?
I want to help you reach your relationship goals. That’s why I prefer that you and I make decisions about your counseling needs, rather than a third-party, such as an insurance company. So, I am not contracted to provide counseling on behalf of any specific insurance companies.
Can I get reimbursed by my insurance company?
I’m happy to provide you with a superbill/receipt to submit with your insurance claim form. It has all the information an insurance company requires for therapists who are not directly contracted with them. We are called “out-of-network” providers. (I’m happy to answer any questions you have. But, your insurance company can tell you if your sessions will be covered and how much they will cover.)
Do you have a sliding scale?
I’m sorry, I don’t. Local clinics and universities with counseling programs often offer low-cost counseling. Here are several clinics in the Glendora area:
Santa Anita Family Services (Covina, 626.966.1755)
Community Counseling Center (Azusa, 626.815.5421)
Foothill Family Services (West Covina, 626.338.9200)
If you’re outside the Glendora/San Gabriel Valley area, you can find a therapist at www.CounselingCalifornia.com
Where is your office?
My office is located at 150 E. Meda Ave., Suite 110, Glendora, CA 91741.
How do we get started?
Great! I’d love to hear from you. Just call me at (626) 215-2527 for a free consultation.
Until then – Take Good Care,