Thank you for visiting my website! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Museum District of Richmond, Virginia. I hope that my website will answer any questions you may have about my practice. If you have any questions about my services, please don’t hesitate to give me a call or send an email.
If you are feeling challenged by some aspect of your life, I would like to help you overcome that challenge. My goal is to help my clients reach their full potential by allowing a safe place for them to talk and also by sharing tools that will improve their happiness and well-being. My office is a warm, inviting, and confidential environment where I provide honest direct feedback, respect, and acceptance. I am very authentic and interactive with clients during sessions and my clients often tell me that they find it easy to talk with me.
Some of the reasons clients often come see me include:
- Managing Day to Day Stress
- Pet Loss Support
- Low Self-Esteem
- Sexual orientation/ gender identity/ LGBT
- Substance Use Disorders
I use an eclectic approach with clients, with my main focus being on positive psychology, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness approaches. One of my interests also is in functional medicine, which is about finding a cause for a particular health concern instead of just treating the symptoms. Functional medicine looks at nutritional deficiencies, environmental factors, emotional and social stressors and additional factors. In my practice I often encourage clients to look at a bigger picture that includes exercise, relaxation techniques, good nutrition, and gratitude.
I do not currently participate with any insurance companies, but I have a very reasonable sliding scale to help clients who may otherwise not be able to afford counseling. Some insurance companies allow their members to go out of network and file for reimbursement, in which case I will be glad to provide you with a monthly receipt for payment of services. Clients often prefer not to use health benefits to see a counselor because of privacy concerns. Most health insurance companies require me to provide them with a clinical diagnosis, and possibly additional clinical information such as treatment plans, summaries, or in rare cases, copies of the entire record. Though all insurance companies claim to keep such information confidential, I have no control over what they do with it once it is in their hands. In some cases, they may share the information with a national medical information databank.