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Welcome to Fresh Start Therapy & Coaching! If you are looking at this menu, you are either not at the best place in your life or you’ve had better, less stressful days. You are looking for relief and you are not looking to spend your life savings on just talking to a stranger. I have a skeptical side to my personality, so I totally get it. That’s why I’m highly sensitive and respectful of your time and financial investment.
Here are the main services we offer:
From pre-marital conversations, to couples’ therapy, to divorce preparation coaching, the programs cover an in-depth evaluation to identify differences or points of potential conflict before engaging in counseling sessions. I see the couple together as well as separately to give each other space to be honest and open without the fear of hurting each other. Our programs are very much neutral. Our goal is not to take sides or tell you who’s right or wrong, but rather to help you increase your self-awareness in your relationship and how that affects your choices during stressful and unpleasant times, and in turn how these choices influence your partner’s choices and the overall family dynamic.
Anxiety & Stress Management
A certain level of anxiety and stress is normal for all of us. But when things get out of control to the point that you experience daily significant distress with overthinking and ruminating every minute of your day; when the entire mental space is occupied by unproductive and exhausting recycling thoughts; when the only way to cope is unhealthy behaviors like drinking, smoking, overeating, picking fights with a loved one, yelling at the children; that’s when our programs can help!
ADHD Family Therapy
ADHD is not a myth; it’s a chronic brain-based syndrome that affects the person with the diagnosis, as well as the rest of the family. Often diagnosed in children, it has a strong genetic component, which means one of the parents often also has it, although adult ADHD is often not as discussed or even acknowledged. Family stress is not only based on the child’s difficulties in school or sports but also on couple’s difficulties due to uncomfortable interactions between an ADHD and non-ADHD partners. Our programs focus a lot on education, therapeutic interventions, and support for both sides. The struggles are real and painful for both, but in very different ways. Despite difficulties, individuals with ADHD can lead a very successful and well-adjusted life; however, that is only possible by learning how to maximize the individual’s strengths and minimize or adjust for the weaknesses with a well-defined treatment plan. It also takes some patience, consistency, some creativity and open-mindedness to trying new things, and a sense of humor.
From pre-marital conversations, to couples’ therapy, to divorce preparation coaching, the programs cover an in-depth evaluation to identify differences or points of potential conflict before engaging in counseling sessions.
I see the couple together as well as separately to give each other space to be honest and open without the fear of hurting each other.
Our programs are very much neutral. Our goal is not to take sides or tell you who’s right or wrong, but rather to help you increase your self-awareness in your relationship and how that affects your choices during stressful and unpleasant times, and in turn how these choices influence your partner’s choices and the overall family dynamic.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens during the free 15-minute phone consultation?
What happens in the first session?
How often will we meet?
How long will counseling take?
I’ve been to therapy before, but it didn’t work. What makes you different from other therapists I’ve been to?
What’s the difference between a licensed therapist and a coach?
I do coaching for executive leaders, managers, and their organizations, because of course, that does not require clinical work. In addition, I do coaching for individuals and families that live outside the State of Arizona and are interested in my other services, but I do not evaluate or diagnose as I cannot practice as a licensed psychologist in states I am not licensed in. I do both coaching and therapy for Arizona residents.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Can someone else pay for my therapy?
How much does therapy with you cost?
Full Session (50 min, individual, couples, or family) $125
Booster Session (30 min) $70
Extended Session (90 min) $225
We accept cash, checks, and all major credits cards. We do not accept insurance, but certain types of sessions (ADHD, anxiety) could be eligible for reimbursement by your insurance company as an out of network provider. Full payment is due at the time of service and you can also pay it through our secure online portal. Due to legal and ethical requirements, clients are not allowed to carry account balances as doing so can muddy the waters of clinical work.
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Do you take insurance?
I would rather work directly for you than any insurance company or bureaucrat. You can rest assured that the choices I make for you about your care are not influenced by your insurance company or any other organization that could gain from you not getting what you need. I will be able to respond to your needs, not the demands of the insurance companies. Your care can never be rationed if you are paying for it yourself.
In addition, insurance companies often require a diagnosis in order to pay for services, even if a diagnosis is not necessary or appropriate. Furthermore, when using insurance, any diagnosis given will become a part of your medical record. While that might not be such a big deal right now, it may become one later on if you want to get life insurance, work in the financial sector managing other’s assets, regularly handle firearms, or seek employment in any field in which your decision-making might be questioned due to your emotional state. I strongly feel that people should get help they need without fear or shame for making their mental health and personal growth a priority.
Do you provide a statement that I could use my out-of-network coverage for?
Ready to Begin?
Call (623) 628-0406 to book a free 15-minute consultation…