Areas of Practice
Sex therapy is a specific treatment that addresses a multitude of sexual issues. Some examples of these issues include sexual dissatisfaction, pain during sex, feelings of anxiety, shame, and/or disgust during sex, infidelity, sexless marriages, and other issues.
Sexaul trauma recovery
Sexual trauma is a natural response to sexual violence including childhood sexual abuse and rape. I work with survivors of sexual violence to recover a healthy and normal sense of power and control within their sexuality.
Relationship counseling is designed to directly address problems within a specific kind of relationship: a romantic partnership. Relationships of all kinds can be difficult to establish and maintain. The human need to connect is powerful and of primary importance to our physical, mental, emotional, social, and sexual health. Often, there is a lot of pressure to make relationships work. Relationship counseling is designed to help partners figure out how to connect, how to stay connected, or how to disconnect amicably.
Family Trauma recovery
All of us learned how to deal with intimacy and the emotions intimacy brings by observing our primary caregivers growing up. Sometimes, most of the time, these patterns were suboptimal for having joyful and fulfilling, intimate connections in adulthood. I help relationships and individuals understand the baggage they bring from childhood to help them uncover their erotic and intimacy potential.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clients have unique needs in counseling that many therapists are ill-equipped to address. Many of my LGBT counseling clients come to me after trying many different mental health professionals who were either unfamiliar with LGBT-specific needs or, worse, were unwelcoming and rejecting. Because of my education, training, and professional experience with Dallas area LGBT clients, I am uniquely equipped to address the different kinds of needs LGBT clients often hold.
Weekend Intimacy Intensive
For those who have already undergone extensive relationship counseling and have hit a plateau in their sex life, I offer a weekend intensive. For 10 hours over Saturday and Sunday, I meet with one relationship to help provide them the burst of interpersonal growth necessary for a satisfying sex life. Please call or email for more details.
15 minute Phone consult - Free
The phone consult is how we determine if we're a good fit. We will discuss your needs generally and discuss how my services might benefit. If we determine that I am not a good fit for you, I will offer you referral information to other providers. To schedule an initial phone consultation, please fill out the form on the home page.
Initial/Planning session (60 min) - $250
This initial session gives us an opportunity to dive into your story in more detail. We will begin trying to make sense of what's happening and constructing a plan to help.
Subsequent sessions (50 Min) - $200
These appointments will be our ongoing psychotherapy sessions. Generally, I meet with individuals and couples once a week for 50 minutes. However, we may plan to see each other more frequently or for a longer duration.
Insurance & Policies
I am not an in-network provider, so I do not accept insurance directly. However, you may be eligible for out-of-network reimbursement. Please contact your insurance company to determine your out-of-network mental health counseling benefits. If you are covered, I will provide you with a detailed invoice that you can use to file with your insurance company.
I accept HSA and FSA cards for payment.
I accept payment via cards, checks, and cash. You may pay online via the online portal or setup automatic payments. Even if you are paying with cash or check, I still require a credit card on file.
There's only so much space for clients, and clients are often waiting to get in. To ensure that I can see everyone and to respect everyone's time, I have a 24-hour notice cancelation policy. If you do not show up to your appointment or cancel within the 24-hour period, you will be charged for the entire cost of the session.