What to expect
I offer psychotherapy for adults that is based on an existential and humanistic framework. These theories focus on the larger questions of life: Why are we here? How can we make the most of this life we have been given? What is the meaning of human suffering? How can we stay emotionally balanced and calm amid the incessant changes of life?
I also draw on practical approaches such as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy because some issues can be resolved relatively quickly and easily, in only a few sessions — usually by adjusting how you think and what you tell yourself about a particular problem or situation in your life. I also take inspiration from the principles of Positive Psychology, a newer field of study that focuses on creating optimal mental and emotional functioning.
In addition to traditional “talk therapy,” our work together also may incorporate a variety of healing arts: mindfulness; guided imagery/visualization; breathwork; expressive (visual) arts; and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). If you are comfortable being outdoors, we might explore guided nature experiences such as Walk and Talk therapy or “forest bathing.”
In the words of a client:
“Jeanne and I identified that I am a powerful, resourceful human being … However, there is a part of me that lingers in the past and holds onto some old ideas that harm me. Jeanne helped me see that in order to thrive in my next step(s), I needed to let go of this hurt.”
Rates & Insurance
If you’d like to use your health insurance to pay for your counseling sessions, I accept BlueCrossBlueShield, Cigna, and Optum/United Health Care. If you do not have any of those coverages, or if you prefer to pay out-of-pocket, my fee is on a sliding scale of $90 to $110 per hour-long session, payable at the time of your appointment. For payment I accept cash, check and most major credit/debit cards. (Note: I am not a Medicare or Medicaid provider.)
There is no fee for the initial, 15-minute phone consultation.
My office is located in a gracious Victorian house, circa 1906. You can wait either on the breezy front porch or in the comfortable living room, accented by antiques, wood floors, and stained glass. Some of my clients arrive early for their appointment, just so they can relax in this quiet environment with its calm-inducing aromatherapy and nature videos.