Why don't you do traditional "therapy" anymore?
The longer I was a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, the more I realized that I was most interested in training and teaching people rather than assessing, diagnosing, and treating mental diseases and disorders.
The assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental diseases and disorders is the work of psychotherapists and all licensed mental health practitioners. I was a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for most of my career. I made my license inactive because this is not the work I do, or the work I love.
I want solely to teach and train you to have a better life and better relationships. I am only about skill building and problem solving rather than assessing, diagnosing, and treating mental diseases and disorders. Of course "therapists" sometimes teach and build skills; we have that part in common. BUT I do not do the rest of what they do.
I do not treat depression or anxiety or narcissism or addiction. I am NOT a mental health professional.
How do you work on Skype alone?
My clients LOVE working on Skype...and phone and text and email. And I love it too! It gives us both the flexibility to be anywhere, so they don't lose me when I travel and vice versa. The convenience is unbelievable and it makes appointments far less stressful without the logistics of driving, traffic, parking, etc.
We are free to concentrate on the work, without all those extra stressors. You can put your kids to bed or close your door on your lunch hour or sit in the park under a tree while we work....ahh options. Don't you just love options?
How many clients do you take on?
I am much more focused on teaching these days, so I only take on a few clients at a time - generally 3-5. I work with them for 6 months to really get the work done. We put our heads down and try to get everything done in that brief period.
Nobody wants to work on anything interminably... We all want to get on with our lives! So let's get in there, get the work done, apply the new knowledge, habitualize it, and get on with it!
How much do you charge?
If, after we speak, we both decide we are a good match for your goals, I am happy to give you my proposal for work.
What if I can't afford the help I want?
I am asked this all the time, and it is part of the reason I am focused more on teaching instead of one-on-one work.
All of us have things to work on, and most of us are willing to put some devoted time and effort into improving ourselves. Getting help and support should not be dependent upon your finances. I am very expensive to work with one-on-one, as are most traditional therapists, which you probably know. For that reason I offer LOTS of free videos and (soon) relatively low-priced courses.
If finances are an issue, I suggest going to YouTube and start learning for free. There is a TON of wonderful, free information that you will likely find useful.
Then while looking at the teachers on YouTube, notice who resonates with you. Someone will stand out to you in some way that appeals to you. You need not be able to explain why.
Go to that person's website and see if she or he offers online classes. Almost all courses will be a small fraction of the cost of doing one-on-one work...with anyone!