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 help you evolve to a healthier version of yourself.
In relationship therapy, I work with people in various relationship configurations, e.g., couples, moresomes, open, kink, and poly relationships. Sometimes we need someone to help us address and resolve challenges in our relationships. I enjoy working with people until they come to a place of understanding and clarity. I exclusively work with people in queer, kinky, or consensually non-monogamous relationships because I am committed to ensuring that these relationships receive the support and nurturance they deserve.
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. I use an integrative approach that takes a sociopolitical view the world (https://www.madinamerica.com/2019/08/racism-impacts-everyone-interview-psychologist-lillian-comas-diaz/) and incorporates elements of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing; http://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/), family systems theory, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic theory, and harm reduction psychotherapy.
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 am not on any insurance panels; 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