You deserve to be healthy, happy, and fulfilled. Maybe you have hit a rough patch, or maybe you just want to be in a better place. Those desires are legitimate! There is a reason you landed on this page. Maybe this is the sign you needed. It can be scary to start therapy for the first time, or to begin with a new therapist. You aren’t alone, and I'm here to help walk you through the process of healing and growth at a pace that works for you.
BOTH! All coaching is done virtually. Counseling may be done in person or virtually. (Give location)
Landrie is not contracted with insurance companies for several reasons. One reason being this allows her greater freedom, rather than working within the confines dictated by third-party payers. This ensures that you are offered the best quality service possible. Sessions are $100/50min.
Often it is approximately 8 to 10 sessions. Some clients come in wanting to work on something a bit deeper and prefer to continue to engage in counseling indefinitely. This is something you can discuss with Landrie after your initial session.
Great question! There are some very important differences between counseling and coaching. Coaching is NOT a substitute for therapeutic or counseling services. Landrie makes clear distinctions for your informed consent. Please note some of the ways the two services differ.
● A medical diagnosis is never given. ● No medical records are kept.● Coaching is strictly goal-centered, specifically around improving an already relatively healthy and functional life. ● Coaching is not for those in psychological distress.● High-risk needs or concerns are not appropriate for coaching level services.
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons. Some come to counseling to heal from experiences in their past, or to address a current issue. Others come due to anxiety, depression, or grief. Others seek counseling to address issues in their relationship. Because of this, counseling can look different for each client. Despite the initial reason for coming in, there are a few consistent things you can expect. 1) The first session is focused on getting to know you and what brings you in. It can feel frustrating for anyone new to therapy, but it is important for Landrie to get to know you and your life. It is really the opportunity to set the stage for your counseling session.2) Prepare for your sessions by coming in with an idea of what you want to focus on. During a session you may find we wander off to other areas that need attention, but it can be helpful to have an idea of where you want to start 3) Arrive on time. Because sessions last 50 minutes, it is important you arrive a little bit early so that sessions can start on time and you get all the time with Landrie that you need! Please wait in your car until your appointment time.
I use a psychodynamic approach and incorporate techniques from Internal Family Systems, Gottman, Brainspotting, and EFT ("client-centered" approaches based in attachment theory and neurobiology). I use these approaches, but also tend to give practical "homework" as well, to get the most out of our time together. I see my role as a collaborator and as a “gardener” and believe the role of therapy is to heal wounds, improve emotional health, and to broaden perspective/opportunities.