Our Onboarding Process
When you initially call our office, our care coordinators will ask you questions about your immediate challenges and struggles. After that, they will determine with you if individual or group therapy is more appropriate
Schedule your appointment
Your initial onboarding consultation: you and Amity or your new group facilitator will ask you about your life and what brought you to this juncture
You and your counselor will determine your 1st Next Steps
Any new relationship needs a solid foundation to stand upon in order for it to be beneficial for all the parties involved. It’s no different for the client-counselor alliance and successful therapeutic outcomes.
I want to learn about you. I’ll be interested and curious as to what brought you into my office and why you sought out therapy at this particular time and place. Before we can get the heart of your issues, as a new client of mine, the goal of our early sessions together will be to create rapport and trust.
This includes providing some basic background about myself, my clinical orientation, and collecting pertinent, historical information about you. Depending on your goals, our work together could start with a well-thought-out clear agenda or take on a more organic form. This is your experience and I will follow your lead.
You should know, unlike other clinicians, I do not pre-design my therapy sessions with a formulaic therapy intervention plan. In fact, I welcome the spontaneous psychic sparks of the unconscious to enter the room. If you want to read more about my primary clinical orientation, click here to read about Depth-Psychology and Transpersonal Growth.
Therapy is an intimate, emotional experience. I truly care about every single one of my clients. It takes an immense amount of emotional, mental, and physical energy to sit with someone’s deepest and most intense experiences; and then I need to be able to respond in a helpful and meaningful way.
After a full week (which is not your standard 40 face-to-face hours), I am pretty drained. Fulfilled for sure. But I’m also tired.
I have invested heavily in my education. I hold two graduate degrees, extensive, specialized certifications in Gestalt equine facilitation, body work certifications, and two-years of post-Doctorate Jungian candidate training, plus I’ve heavily invested in new technological services and training that bring a unique point of view and optimized clinical interventions to my sessions.
As a private paid clinician, I am self-employed. I do not:
- have paid time off
- have included health insurance
- have included retirement plans
Taxes and expenses (rent, professional fees, insurance, etc.) are taken out after the fact. So this means that your hourly session fee does not go straight into my pocket.
My standard 50-minute, individual therapeutic hourly rate is $265 a session.