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Services

We accept cash, check, or credit card. We do not accept insurance at this time.


If your finances are impacted by COVID-19, please don't hesitate to schedule a session. You initial consultation will be free of charge, and together we'll come up with a plan for a reduced fee or delayed payment. Please reach out during this stressful time. 


Standard Session: $90

D&A Assessment: $150

ESA Assessment: $150

Sliding Scale: Call for Rates


Please contact me to discuss your specific needs if you believe you qualify for a sliding scale fee.


Animal-Assisted Therapy (60 Minute Sessions)

Everyone needs a safe space, somewhere they don't have to armor themselves against the world.  And sometimes, it can be difficult to create that space on your own.  Benji and I can help you create that space, to give you room to work on yourself. Research has demonstrated that Animal-Assisted Therapy is an effective treatment for easing depression, soothing anxiety, and improving emotional well-being. It is especially good for people struggling with relationship issues or major stressors in their lives.


Healing from Addiction for Loved Ones (60 Min)

Benji and I also specialize in helping the folks who help addicts. Partners, parents, and siblings who love an addict can benefit from individual therapy too. Together we can explore your thoughts and feelings about the changing relationship; practice skills for eliminating codependency and enabling behaviors; and turn the focus back on you. Do you put your own needs last? Neglect your own goals and plans? The disease of addiction often derails relationships in this way. It makes sense--you want to help your family member. But you matter, too. Let's explore a stronger, healthier you.


Rebuilding Your Life for Recovering Addicts (60 Min)

Folks who have completed rehab and IOP often find their new way of life challenging. Eliminating the old "people, places, and things" can be a lonely endeavor. And making new friends, hobbies, and career plans can be exciting but overwhelming. You've done the hardest part already--you kicked the drugs and alcohol out of your life. Now you  get to enjoy building a new life for yourself. Let me and Benji help. We'll work together to explore your authentic self. We'll heal any underlying pain that helped the old addiction take root. And we'll discover what truly makes you happy.


LGBTQ Affirming Counseling (60 Min)

LGBTQIA+ No matter who you are, or who you love, we support your identity without judgment. Although a person’s sexuality or gender identity may not be a source of distress, people in this community often find that the social stigma of living as a minority is a source of stress or anxiety. Benji is especially good at calming the symptoms of anxiety for our clients--and I can teach you the techniques to take that calm feeling home with you. It's hard to feel safer than with a happy pup in your lap!


Emotional Support Animal Evaluation (90 Minute Assessment)

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) can help your home, and the places you travel, feel safe. But there are important considerations involved prior to declaring a furry companion clinically necessary. You must hold a supporting letter from a qualified therapist, social worker, or doctor. You will want to protect yourself by knowing the difference between an ESA and a Service Dog. The evaluation/education will take 90 mins and you will be provided with take-home reading material. Clients assessed with a clinical need for an ESA will receive a signed letter within 1 week of the evaluation.


Drug and Alcohol Evaluation (90 Minute Assessment)

Not all substance use is abuse. However, if you feel like drugs or alcohol are controlling your life... or are just worried it might be... we can help you evaluate your use without passing judgment on your decisions, and we can work with you, in conjunction with an extended network of addiction specialists, to find the right solution for you.

speaking engagements

Animal-Assisted Therapy isn't my only area of interest. I've spoken at conferences and trainings on a variety of topics related to mental health. If your group has an interest in learning more about any of the following topics, give me a call:

  • Addiction
  • Families in Recovery
  • The Opioid Epidemic
  • Spirituality and Addictions Counseling
  • LGBTQ and Mental Health
  • LGBTQ 101 for Law Enforcement
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Values-Driven Goal Setting
  • Journaling like a Therapist

volunteering

Benji and I are open to new ways of meeting people and supporting the community. If you belong to a school, club, or just an innovative workplace, and you have an idea for us, please ask! We love to volunteer!