SERVICES & RATES
Life is full of change, some is welcomed and some, not so much. We are constantly in the process of reshaping our identity as we experience, learn, and grow. However, sometimes we get stuck along the way. Our paths can change and we don’t know how to change with it, how to be our best selves, or wish we could be the people we once were. People can get stuck here, feeling like they don’t know who they are anymore, like the world is moving on without them. The bad news is we don’t get to rewrite history. The good news is that we do get to write our future and the role we play in it. If you want to be different, and you want your life to be different, that is possible.
Whether you are struggling with long-term symptoms or you have only recently been experiencing indicators that you might need counseling services, I am here to support and guide you through your journey. It is important to know that you do not have to deal with your problems alone! I work with adults and see clients for many different types of issues that include:
Veterans, Law-Enforcement, First Responders & Their Families
As a veteran, veteran spouse, and veteran therapist I know it can be difficult to share about service-related experiences with the ones you love. Perhaps one of the major difficulties for those in service jobs is that their problems are often related to the every day duties of their jobs, and therefore their experiences are not always treated as outside of what an individual should experience. Often these experiences are ones that you don’t talk about with your peers, and would not wish to inflict on your loved ones. However, the inability to talk about and process these experiences can have serious negative impacts on service members and their families. Just know that you have a safe place to tell your story without judgement.
Connected Mothers Group
Has motherhood changed your life in ways you could have never expected? Being a mom is the most amazing experience many women have, it can also be the most difficult as well. People tell you about the sleepless nights, picky eaters, and “terrible twos”, but they don’t tell you about crippling mom guilt, how having a baby can change your relationship with yourself, your body, and your partner, or even how you might have to re-explore your personal identity.
This group will offer support to new and veteran mamas who want a place to explore difficulties, need support re-defining who they are, or just want to a place to feel “normal” without judgement.
This group will always cap around 8 members, keeping it intimate, but members will change as people see progress an no longer need the support of the group. This group is unstructured and while there may be skills lessons, the group will focus on different areas and needs based on needs of the individuals.
Group details: Where: online/telehealth When: Thursdays @ 12PM CST Who: Mothers in any stage of motherhood Cost: $25 per person for one hour session.
There may be a wait to join the group at some times. The group entry will be first come, first served. A second meet time in the evening may be added in the future if there is need.
Individual Counseling Rates
What makes Guidestar Counseling special? I take a limited number of clients to ensure I have the emotional and physical energy to attend to each client in the way they deserve. My clients only ever interact with me for anything related to my practice. Finally, while I have a great deal of experience, I am an avid learner and am always seeking new skills and strategies to help my clients in the way that works best for them.
I offer a 15-25 minute consult, free of charge, to those interested in starting counseling services with me. The counseling relationship is deeply personal, and to do deeper levels of work, comfort and trust are critical. A consult allows you to interact with me to identify if I am the person with whom you want to share your therapuetic journey.
Guidestar is not currently accepting insurance. My standard rate is $135 per 50-minute session. I hold a limited number of slots for sliding scale clients. Sliding scale means clients who can demonstrate that they cannot afford my full fee will be offered services at a reduced rate. Reduced fee spots are limited and there may be a wait list for a reduced fee slot.
If you are having thoughts of suicide please call 911 or the national suicide hotline (1-800-273-8255) immediately.