Orion Psychotherapy’s mission is to support expressive experiences of individuals that facilitate meaningful discovery and intentional change. From adults to adolescents, I work with a range of issues focusing on a person centered approach to the work. That means I met you where you are with techniques that match with your struggle. In working with a wide range of struggles, there are a few worth mentioning that I specialize in, those suffering with reactivity/trauma, sexuality, gender, anxiety, loss and teens in general.
Licensed in GA and NY (remote)
During this time of Covid
It is worth knowing that I am fully vaccinated and offer Telemental Health (phone or secure video chat sessions) as well as in person. Some of the things I am doing to keep practicing from a distance more dynamic are:
-Wearing masks when in person
-Offering that my clients to try both phone and video and consider rotating every few session to keep it fresh. I often find clients can go deeper when we are on a call and can’t see each other once we have an established rapport.
-When a new client comes on I send them a Guidebook that I have been developing, with an intern, it has 34 pages of info graphics, worksheets, and the documents I have developed over the years. This really helps get things started and offers the client a common language, activities, and above all a sense of direction and in-between session support. Just recently I am in the process of releasing episodes of a podcast called Encountering the Core which has been very beneficial to assist in the work.
-Ask that my clients consider setting up a therapeutic vibe in their environment, such as your favorite comfy chair, a candle, or even consider sitting outside in the sun while in session
-Encourage clients to have a journal to take notes or sketch pad so that they can draw on their side and be able to bring this into the session. I also keep a sketch pad so that I can offer visual representation of the material we are covering.
-Explore that clients who are doing a phone sessions consider doing somatic (body based) work while on the phone with headphones on, such as, going for a walk, stretching, or just following the body as one does the in session processing.
One of the biggest moments in my personal work was when I went to a workshop that actually taught me what is happening on a biological level when we are reactive. Since then I have been studying, developing, and presenting a skeleton structure that offers my clients and me a shared language to use to understand whats happening when humans are reacting from an emotional place. I’ve even gone as far as developed a Guidebook and Podcast. Evolution has build us to have biological responses and our work is not to control them but to learn a practice of awareness that influences them over the arc of time. Psychoeducation on whats happening changed the way I relate to the world and I believe it to be an important part of the therapeutic relationship.
There are chances in life to express yourself with intention, and support to hold space for the work you are doing. Engaging in the practice of psychotherapy can help you to explore the experience of expressing yourself and lead you to more congruency in who you are and want to be.
Feel free to navigate this site, reach out to ask me questions, and at the most, call me to set up a session to try it out.
I currently not in network with any insurance provider and offer out of network receipts if your insurance offers out of network benefits, and a sliding scale for any client seeking services outside of insurance.
Therapy Atlanta Ga and NY