Whether you are seeking psychotherapy because you are in crisis, looking for clarity, or want the opportunity to heal and grow, I will work with you until you achieve your goal. I view psychotherapy as a journey that we are taking together. You are the driver and I am the navigator, offering suggestions for how to move forward. My only agenda is to support your evolution to a healthier version of yourself.
I am a sex-positive, New York State licensed clinical social worker who has worked with and advocated for people aged 6 to 72 in various settings since 1991. Given the high percentage of people who have experienced trauma and other distressing events in their lives, I take a trauma-informed approach to my work with everyone. I use an integrative style that takes an intersectional, sociopolitical view of the world and incorporates elements of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), family systems theory, psychodynamic theory, and harm reduction psychotherapy.
In relationship therapy, I use the Gottman Method to work with people in various relationship configurations, e.g., couples, trouples, consensually non-monogamous (CNM) relationships. Sometimes we need someone to help us address and resolve challenges in our relationships. I exclusively work with people in queer, kinky, or CNM relationships (or those interested in exploring them) because I am committed to ensuring that these relationships receive the respect, support, and nurturance they deserve.
I work with adults around the following issues (in alphabetical order):
- Anger management
- Identity issues (ability, sexual, ethnoracial, gender, religious, spiritual)
- Mild depression
- Relationship challenges
- Trauma (past or recent)
Fees: I have a sliding scale for psychotherapy ($110-350, the amount varies based on the number of people being seen) and the fee is determined by your realistic assessment of what you can afford. I only accept Aetna insurance; however, if your insurance company reimburses you, I provide written proof of our sessions that you can use for reimbursement.
I offer in-person sessions as well as telephone and cyber sessions, but only use the latter two options once rapport has been established face-to-face. I use the Doxy videoconferencing platform because it is confidential and secure. Here’s the link to my Doxy waiting room: https://doxy.me/drldfollins