During these challenging realities created by COVID-19, I am available to speak with you either by phone or by video. Contact me today, and we can confirm what's best for you.
Coordination of Your Care...
My decade long work at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, where I directed a clinical psychology and neuropsychology service, enables me to help clients with medical issues and physical illness become more knowledgeable and better prepared to navigate today’s complex medical system. Consultation with a client’s physician(s), when given the permission to do so, can be helpful in providing a collaborative exchange of information beneficial in moving the therapy process forward. It also allows for opportunities to develop a comprehensive care approach to your treatment.
Discover New and Effective Ways of Communicating
Through my clinical experience I have developed a communication skill set that my clients have found very helpful in communicating to those important people in their lives. It entails how to frame what they want to communicate in ways that engage listeners and promote productive exchanges.
At the Start
When you call for an appointment I will talk to you about your concerns to determine whether I will be able to help you. Once an appointment is agreed upon I will meet with you for several consultation sessions to evaluate your needs. We will:
Discuss your concerns and I will be able to offer you some first impressions of what our work can include
Create a treatment plan
You can then evaluate this information along with your opinions of whether you feel comfortable working with me. If you are coming in for crisis management, I will help you identify and work through the crisis aspects of which may be resolved within a short period of time as well as help you to identify what problems will require more work.
The Time for Your Session is Reserved Specially for You...
I usually schedule one 45-minute session per week at a mutual agreeable time. Some sessions may be longer or more frequent.
Ellen Nasanow, Ph.D. Credentials
"When you love someone you do not love them, all the time, in the exact same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of love, of relationships."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea