How does counseling work?
You have a few options here. You can come to the office in Hollywood and work face to face for each appointment or you can work solely by telephone. This means if you live somewhere else in the country or even in another country, we can still work together. We have many clients throughout the country and have even had a few internationally.
You can even do both, sometimes face to face and sometimes via telephone. The choice is yours!
How do I know you are qualified to help me?
I have 25 years of experience as a clinician. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. I am a Solution Focus practitioner, which means we focus on the solutions to your problems not the problems themselves. My advice is that when seeking out a counselor or a life coach to please make sure they have experience, training, and education in the field of human behavior. Your counselor or coach does not have to be with Directive Energy, but it should be with someone who is qualified to assist you.
How do I know if you are the right person for me?
You call my office and schedule a consultation. We can talk for 15 minutes and see if there is a fit. Interview me and see what you think. It is as simple as that!
What if it is my child who needs you, does my child come in too?
Maybe. We need to see first what is going on and then we can determine how to proceed. Every person and every family is unique and has special dynamics. Every counseling session is designed to specifically fit your needs as a person and as a family so we will not know how to help until we figure out your strengths and struggles first. I only work with clients 12 and up. If you need a referral for a child therapist please contact my office and we may be able to assist..
What is my time commitment, do I need to come forever?
The goal of my Solution Focus work is to get you in, figure out the strategy that will assist in your goals, support you while you test it and send you on your way! Counseling is not necessarily meant to be a long term commitment. The clients of Directive Energy come in, get what they need and live their lives. You do what you choose regarding continuation of counseling. We are always available via telephone, e-mail and in person when somebody hits a roadblock and needs counseling in the future for maintenance.
Do you prescribe medication?
No, if I think you may benefit from any type of medication I will let you know and refer you to the appropriate physician/psychiatrist.
Do I have to sign a contract?
No, we work on an as needed basis and the scheduling is absolutely based on you and what you want.
Is it confidential?
Yes all sessions are confidential with the exceptions of suspicion of child/vulnerable adult abuse and/or neglect and a danger to self or others.
How long are the sessions?
Sessions are a full 60 minutes not the typical 50 minute therapist session.
How much does it cost?
Please contact Directive Energy for cost as we offer a session rate and also a package of sessions for a reduced rate.
Do you take insurance?
Do you take credit cards?
Yes, we accept American Express, Master Card and Visa.