What can therapy do for me?
My focus is women’s emotional health and self-care. I work with women who have suffered trauma, loss, separation or divorce, and strained parent/adult child relationships.
If that’s you, therapy can help you handle emotions from problems or stressors even if they are not dramatically life-altering or traumatic.
- Develop trust
- Overcome pain and suffering
- Learn to resolve conflict
- Reach your potential
Where do I start?
You can begin by calling me for a free 15 minute phone consultation to talk briefly about your struggle and how I can help. Otherwise, if you like what you see, or have heard good things, please request an appointment in order for me to follow up with a phone call to schedule you. After you are scheduled, I will email you the intake forms to complete for our first session. All sessions are scheduled for evenings and Saturdays.
How much does it cost?
The rate for a full session with an individual is $100 for 55 minutes. For more rate information, click here.
Do you take insurance?
I do not participate in insurance plans. I am an out of network provider (referred to as private pay), and accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.
What’s the benefit of paying out of pocket?
Private pay is beneficial because it allows you to see a therapist without having to adhere to the sometimes restrictive insurance company guidelines for session limits. Insurance companies also require mental health diagnosis for treatment. Paying for your sessions allows more flexibility of treatment and more frequent sessions, if needed.
How many sessions will it take?
The number of sessions varies and depends on the issues you want to work on. We will discuss your needs and level of commitment at your first session.
Where is Page-turner Counseling located?
The office is located in Manhattan Place Office Park on West 12 Mile Road in Southfield, just east of Southfield Road, on the north side. The building is toward the back and has first floor amenities for guests who are unable to access the second level. I am centrally located near Berkley, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Detroit, Ferndale, Lathrup Village, Madison Heights, Royal Oak, and most other cities in Southeastern Michigan by major highways.
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have strengths you may not recognize that you have used before. Perhaps nothing is working for you now, but we can start where you are and work with what you’ve got. Whatever it is probably feels overwhelming, and makes it difficult to tap into your strengths; but our work together will help you identify strengths that you will need when problems like this or others arise.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
Our family and friends usually mean well, but may not offer the support needed to pull us out of the pit we fell into. I am a mental health professional who has the training and experience to help you approach your situation in a new way – teaching you new skills, giving you different perspectives, and listening without judgment or expectations – allowing you to listen to yourself without fear of disappointing the person you confide in. The additional benefit: therapy is confidential. You won’t have to worry about people “knowing your business.” Confiding in family or friends can also cause avoidance and awkwardness after you have told them so much and then find yourself doing better and wanting to move on.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication alone cannot solve all issues. Medication treats symptoms. As bad as you feel, you may not need medication. If you are already taking medication, and you still haven’t found relief, you may need talk therapy and new skills to help. The work we will do together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior, examine your relationships, and teach you strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals.
Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.
Do you work with men?
While my specialization is working with women, I continue to provide counseling support for men. If what you read here clicks with you, then it’s a good chance we’ll work well together.