I can’t believe it.
I have finally found an office (in beautiful Lafayette Village–that’s it over there to the right), signed a lease and moved ye old giant therapist’s couch into my new space. I am all abuzz with plans for how Lotus Therapy Center will work here–the groups and workshops I’ll offer, the new people I’ll meet. But, first I have to let all y’all know I’m officially open for business in Raleigh. And to do that, I have to fill out online therapist profiles. Ugh.
If you haven’t seen them, there are several sites that allow therapists to pay to set up practice profiles so that potential clients will know we exist. This is great for clinicians because it facilitates communication with people we can help, and lets individuals search for us based on our areas of specialty, location,etc. and so forth. But the ick factor comes in setting the thing up. They’re all like cheesy dating profiles in which you add your photo and write a few blurbs about how you like long walks on the beach, marshmallows and Steve DeShazer’s ideas about client resourcefulness. I mean, how can I tell you everything about my practice, clinical philosophy and hopes for your future in such a tiny space?
I can’t. So, I’ll give it a go here on the blog instead.
About me: I have a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy and have been counseling clients for more than 10 years. (As an aside, this is a bit of a misnomer since MFTs work with individuals and groups as well.) Over the course of my career, I have seen individuals from about every walk of life you can imagine. My very first clinical intern position was as a therapist in a group practice that worked with sex offenders and clients adjudicated for domestic violence, anger management and substance abuse. Since then, I have practiced in inpatient facilities, traveled to clients’ homes and schools to provide services and opened my own private practice. I am a published author in the Qualitative Review, and was just interviewed for an article in Women’s Health magazine. I love to speak to groups and would be happy to speak to yours. If you have a topic you need to schedule a guest speaker for, call me and I’ll let you know if it’s something that I can do.
About my Clients: My clients are the coolest. They are resourceful, interesting and just on the brink of big changes–even if they don’t know it yet.Clients come to see me to address everything from relationship problems to anxiety attacks. A few of the concerns I can help with include:
* Relationship Problems
* Singles’ Concerns
* Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
* Grief and Loss
* Self-Harming behaviors
* Self-Esteem issues
* College transition and other young adult issues
* Women’s Issues
I am comfortable working with clients of any sexual orientation. In fact, I am very comfortable talking about sex in general. Over the years, I have realized that not all therapists–even those who hold themselves out to be couples therapists–are alright with talking about sex. I find that puzzling, but it is a common problem in the field all the same.
About My Practice: My office is located in beautiful Lafayette Village. After your session, you can stroll around the grounds of our little European village and have a handmade chocolate and a truly amazing latte. Actually, if you ask him nicely, Jay, our receptionist will grab you a pretty tasty cup of coffee before your session even starts.
I offer individual, couples and group therapy as well as life coaching services. I believe that my clients are smart people who are looking for ways to get unstuck. Trauma, depression, family of origin issues and even stress can lead us to some pretty dark places. It’s my job to walk with you as we figure out how to get you headed in the right direction. You will define your goals for counseling and I will help you articulate how you will know we have arrived at success. I don’t believe that therapy has to take a long time to be helpful, though sometimes it does. I offer free 30-minute sessions for first-time clients so we can see if we will be a good match.
So, there you go! That’s me sans the goofy headshot and catch phrases. Why don’t you give me a ring so that I can tell you how I will be helpful to you?
Your Partner in Healing,
Are you looking for individual, couples or group therapy in the Raleigh? Call me today to schedule a FREE 30-minute consultation to see how counseling can help you. Please contact me at (919) 714-7455 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit me on the web at www.lotustherapycenter.com.