Mental health counseling is meant to help individuals address symptoms that are resulting from a mental health diagnosis, such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD. It requires a licensed professional with a graduate degree in a related field to be the provider.
The counseling services I offer are distinct from the coaching services I offer in that counseling is treating a specific mental health condition and the related symptoms, with a treatment plan that is grounded in psychological and therapeutic theories of practice that have been backed by research.
“It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried. It began to occur to me that unless I had a need to demonstrate my own cleverness and learning, I would do better to rely upon the client for the direction of movement in the process.”
I have a Master of Science (MS) degree in Mental Health Counseling from the State University of New York College at Oswego, and have been working as a mental health counselor since 2016. In my time as a counselor, I have specialized in anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, and relationship issues.
Unlike coaching services, mental health counseling services can be submitted to some health insurance plans for reimbursement. I am out-of-network with all insurance plans, but I am able to provide receipts to those who have out-of-network benefits with their particular plan. While it is your responsibility to understand your own health insurance plan and benefits, please feel free to ask me questions about this. I am happy to help you understand your options and consider a provider who is a good fit for you in terms of billing (in addition to being a good fit in personality and approach).
I am licensed as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in NY state. Due to the way licensure laws for professional counselors are written, my fully-online mental health counseling services are available to anyone who is located in NY state at the time of the appointment.
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