Let's Work Together
Many factors help predict whether an experience of therapy will be helpful and successful. One of the most important factors is what researchers call the “therapeutic alliance.” Put simply, the therapeutic alliance is the quality of the connection between client and therapist. My clients find me to be caring, warm, and welcoming. I know that a relationship marked by trust, collaboration, empathy, and a willingness to be vulnerable is the foundation for building a therapeutic alliance that will help you reach your goals. As my client, you and I will work together – as a team – to address whatever concerns you bring to therapy.
To schedule an appointment …
Please click on the Request Appointment button. This will take you to my secure, online portal through Simple Practice, where you can see what times are available that best meet your schedule. You must be in Florida at the time of treatment (resident or visitor), as Tim is licensed only in Florida.
(A credit card is required to secure the appointment, but nothing will be charged until we meet.)
About insurance and fees …
I do not accept insurance. That means that if you have insurance coverage for mental health, I would be considered OUT OF NETWORK. I’m happy to provide you with documentation to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement at whatever level your coverage allows.
Being out of network also means that our work together doesn’t require approval from anyone but you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is psychotherapy?
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), “(p)sychotherapy (sometimes called “talk therapy”) is a term for a variety of treatment techniques that aim to help a person identify and change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behavior.”
Who goes to therapy?
In short, anyone and everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives.
Is all therapy the same?
No. There are a variety of approaches to therapy, and different therapists usually have different skills and strengths and approaches to their work. As a therapist, I generally use an approach based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This approach recognizes that there is a connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions (behaviors); and that sometimes our thoughts may be “distorted.” If I can identify, challenge, and change my distorted patterns of thinking, then I can influence how I feel and what I do.
What if I need medication?
Tim is not a medical provider does not prescribe medication. This is a subject that can be further explored on a case by case basis, and appropriate referrals made.
What's the difference between an LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, psychologist, or psychiatriast?
There are a variety of professionals who are educated and licensed to provide mental health services. While there are many similarities, there are some key differences. Perhaps the biggest one is between a psychiatrist and other mental health professionals. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (MD or OD) who has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. As a physician, a psychiatrist may prescribe medication, while other non-physician mental health providers may not.
“Clinical social work is a specialty practice area of social work which focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, emotional, and other behavioral disturbances. Individual, group and family therapy are common treatment modalities. Social workers who provide these services are required to be licensed or certified at the clinical level in their state of practice.” (National Association of Social Workers, NASW).
Similarly, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) have master’s degrees in the areas their license suggests, and are licensed by the state. A psychologist may have either a master’s (MA) or doctoral degree (PhD) in psychology, and also must be licensed in order to provide psychology services.
Free 15-minute Consultation
- Do you wonder if therapy is right for you?
- Is working with a therapist the best way to deal with your concerns?
- “Will therapy really help me? I usually am able to handle my problems by myself.”
If you have these or other questions about therapy, call me at (239) 789-2451 to schedule a free 15-minute consultation to see if working with Tim is right for you.