What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a counselor?
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who is specially trained in behavioral health and is able to prescribe medications. A counselor typically has a Master's degree or PhD and is trained in therapeutic theories and counseling techniques to assist patients with their difficulties.
What is your specialty?
I often utilize a multi-modal approach to meet the individualized needs of each person. However, I have extensive training in various treatment modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Solution Focused/Strength Based, and CBT. I have more than a year of post graduate training in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, which meets the national certification requirements.
What populations do you work with? I work with many populations. I typically work with late adolescents and adult clients who are struggling with life changes, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality and addiction.
Calling an office is uncomfortable, what should I expect?
When you call me, I will be answering the phone or will call you back within 1 day, typically. You will be asked a few questions about current situation you are wanting to address and will be given the opportunity to ask questions.
Do I accept insurance?
Yes, but not all
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Behavioral Health/UHC/Optum
Paramount & Paramount Advantage
Behavioral Health Systems
Ohio Health Choice