Counseling Therapy for individuals

Page updated: 04-08-2018

Exploring individual counseling therapy is a proactive step towards more balance, cultivating mental health and overall holistic health.  People find their way here with a wide range of needs.

Below you'll find a list of the holistic services available and examples of goals that past clients have come to receive support for.  Do contact us directly for rates, with questions or to schedule a free 10-minute consult. Click here about insurance.

Services available for individual, personal counseling therapy:

Counseling therapy


Face to face sessions:

The initial visit and session is 1.25 - 1.5 hours. Follow-up sessions can be from 45 - 60 minutes long.

Video online counseling:

The first visit is 1.5 hours and typically face to face. Follow-up sessions online are 1 hour. Available only to Maryland residents.

Phone counseling:

Same as video online counseling: first visit is 1.5 hours and typically face to face. Follow-up sessions online are 1 hour. Available only to Maryland residents.

Services and conditions policy:

I do not offer services in treating certain mental health conditions. The reason is simple. Certain conditions need more resources than I have here in my office and are beyond my area of expertise.  Please read about the policy here.

Referrals, recommendations and resources:

Providing referrals, working with other healthcare providers, making recommendations and offering resources are inherent in counseling therapy offered here.  These are made when therapeutically needed and with your permission.


Your Safety and Privacy

Safety and privacy are central to the work of any counselor and psychotherapist. All people who hurt need a safe environment in order to return to health and mental wellness.  A safe space where what is said is private and confidential is a necessity.

And your privacy is vital.  So vital that it's covered by state and federal law, except in isolated cases. Those isolated cases that are the exceptions are for example, if someone wants to harm you or you wish to harm another person(s) or you are threat to your own self.

Here’s a link to the law and your rights in the State of Maryland where I practice and with the federal government at the Department of Health and Human Services. You'll find lots of details about your privacy and exceptions to your confidential health information.

Free Phone Consult

It's important to work with a counselor who's a good fit for you. I offer a free 10-minute call to explore the best steps forward.  Schedule a call.

Emergency Numbers

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call:

  • 911
  • 240-777-4000: Crisis Hotline, Montgomery County, MD
  • 800-422-0009: Maryland state-wide Crisis Hotline
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline website

Counseling Therapy Benefits and Intentions

The benefits of holistic counseling therapy are deeply enriching and empowering. It's a process of what can be an exploration into your self and Self. A process that's a healing journey, deeply personal and process that is potentially self-transforming and self-empowering. The topic of counseling and holistic therapy is large. Explore more here where you'll find info about what psychotherapy and counseling are, the benefits and more.

I continue to have the honor of bearing witness to courage. It’s courage in action when clients face the pain of their past history or current experience. It’s courage in action when they take a step into the challenging yet rewarding process of personal growth and transformation.

Of course, there’s no guarantee as to what will happen in psychotherapy and counseling.  Everyone is different.  Everyone’s journey is unique.  As a counselor, I sometimes notice common denominators among some clients who are responsible and dedicated to doing their inner and outer mind-body work.

These are:

  • Relief or Relaxation and/or
  • Improved sense of physical health and/or
  • Increased sense of emotional peace and/or
  • Improved sense of mental clarity and/or
  • Strengthening of their personal connection to something greater than themselves

What brings you in today?

People come to counseling therapy for a variety of reasons. Everyone truly is different with unique needs and wants.  Having an idea of what you want helps to form realistic goals. Here’s a list of challenges and ideas that past clients have come seeking therapeutic support for.

For the medical conditions listed here, those clients were under the care of a physician and they sought out additional support to address the stress involved with that medical condition. In other words, in those situations, the holistic services provided were as an adjunct and integrative part of their medical protocol and healing process.

Challenges that past clients sought support for:

  • Feeling overwhelmed and fatigued
  • Ongoing anxiety/worry about an acute or chronic illness/pain
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Unable to follow-through on self-care/health behaviors
  • Difficult past traumatic event(s)
  • Trouble making life decisions
  • Dramatic life transition: loss of loved one, pet/human, divorce, loss/change of job, life-changing diagnosis in self or loved one
  • Low self-esteem/self-confidence
  • Distorted thoughts re: self/others
  • High stress
  • Avoidance of daily activities
  • Constant anxiety, on edge/tense
  • Anxiety help
  • Panic attacks
  • Decrease interest in activities/pleasures
  • Feelings that interfere with work/family/school
  • Feeling detached or numb
  • Expresses feeling alone/isolated
  • Support for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Support for Lyme Disease
  • Support for Headaches and migraines
  • Support for Chronic pain:  back, arm, hand, leg pain
  • Support for Pinched nerves
  • Support for Fragile X Syndrome
  • Support for Burn Injuries
  • Support for Radiation/Chemotherapy side effects
  • Support for Pain and stress reduction
  • Depression help
  • PTSD
  • Trauma recovery
  • Difficult to heal wounds
  • Smoking addiction
  • Life transitions
  • Colds/Flu
  • Maintaining health
  • Preventative health

Find a good-fit

Thank you for taking a moment to read about the counseling therapy I offer.  I appreciate that you are exploring what’s available for your unique situation and reaching out. Continue to walk, taking steps to find the good-fit therapist that you feel can best support you in your process. If you feel you you’d like to go to the next step and have a quick chat with me, please email me.

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