"Quality service requires going beyond the basics. That's why I'm committed
to providing the things clients say are important - such as privacy, respect
for their time, easy communication, and individualized attention. These are the things that clients value, and allow them to feel safe and comfortable."
ABOUT The OFFICE:
- Comfortable, non-clinical, confidential setting
- PRIVATE waiting room and additional exit options; you won't run into other clients of mine, or anyone else's
- I operate without the support of a clinic, which helps assure your confidentiality and comfort - no one knows you're a client of mine unless you choose to tell them.
The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
Research concludes that "the therapeutic alliance is more critical than the techniques a therapist employs or the drugs that may be prescribed.” In
other words, what seems to count most is the nature of the therapeutic relationship which is why a welcoming environment that provides comfort is very important to me.
Although a therapist's credentials are important, I believe one of the most important considerations in selecting a therapist is to locating someone you feel comfortable talking with. You can't be open with someone that you don't have a good "feeling" about.