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So, you've found your way here to the web site for Roseway Counseling Services. Maybe it's because you are just poking around, seeing what's out there, just thinking maybe it would help to talk to someone. Maybe it's because you are in desperate need of help. In either case, I can help. I have over 18 years experience working with all kinds of people in all kinds of situations.

I work with individuals, couples and families who are experiencing difficulties. Together, we'll work from the perspective that we were meant to be in relationship with one another and it is through relationships that we find comfort or experience distress.

Understanding how our biology works in conjunction with the skills we have learned throughout our lifetime can give clues about why our relationships work or don’t work, as well as how to enhance the security and fulfillment we receive from our primary relationships.

From there we can work on-

-finding new ways to look at and understand the problems you face
-changing unhealthy or dysfunctional patterns
-strengthening the helpful, healthy skills you already have

-in order to enhance the security and fulfillment you feel in your life and relationships today and in the future.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect in the first session when I see a therapist?

There are a few things that happen in the first therapy session. We will start with a review of your rights to confidentiality and the limits of such. We will have an opportunity to address any questions or concerns you might have as well as to see if we are a good fit, meaning you feel comfortable with me and feel confident that I am understanding you and can be of help, and that I also feel it's a good fit. And the first session is also a chance to begin to tell your story and make a plan for how we want to proceed.

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Are you in an abusive relationship?

Your inner thoughts and feelings:

Do you:

feel afraid of your partner much of the time?
avoid certain topics out of fear of angering your partner?
feel that you can’t do anything right for your partner?
believe that you deserve to be hurt or mistreated?
wonder if you’re the one who is crazy?
feel emotionally numb or helpless?

Your partner's belittling behavior:

Does your partner:

humiliate or yell at you?
criticize you and put you down?
treat you so badly that you’re embarrassed for your friends or family to see?
ignore or put down your opinions or accomplishments?
blame you for their own abusive behavior?
see you as property or a sex object, rather than as a person?

Your partner's violent behavior or threats:

Does your partner:

have a bad and unpredictable temper?
hurt you, or threaten to hurt or kill you?
threaten to take your children away or harm them?
threaten to commit suicide if you leave?
force you to have sex?
destroy your belongings?

Your partner's controlling behavior:

Does your partner:

act excessively jealous and possessive?
control where you go or what you do?
keep you from seeing your friends or family?
limit your access to money, the phone, or the car?
constantly check up on you?

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How can I pay for therapy?

I accept cash, checks, money orders, most credit cards, as well as HSA cards. Payment is taken at the beginning of session or via the web portal prior to session. If you want to use your insurance, please note that I am an "Out of Network Provider" for most insurance companies. As such, payment in full by you is expected for each session, after which I will be happy to submit claims electronically to the insurance company you list on the client registration form. Reimbursements from your insurance usually comes directly to you within one to three weeks. You may want to call your insurance company to find out if they pay "Out of Network." If you are seeking marriage or relational therapy, check to see if they pay for such. I am always happy to work through payment difficulties, just ask.

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