Is there a difference between "Therapy" and "Counseling"?
Philosophically, I do believe there is a difference between the terminologies but for the this website I used the the terms interchangeably to refer to the "clinical" work and "treatment" as a "Licensed Mental Health Counselor", "Therapist", and "Clinician". When using these highlighted terms throughout my website is to distinguish the difference between my clinical profession vs. my non-clinical roles of my other arts and services available.
Are you an Art Therapist?
While I am both an artist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I am not an art therapist and do not work with others in the context of art therapy. My work within both disciplines impact and interact with one another but are not considered within the profession, regulations, or requirements of art therapy. My clinical work is a form of in-depth psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Are possessions-related interventions also part of counseling?
No. Possessions-Related Interventions are time-limited and goal-oriented tasks that are not used within nor are to be confused with mental health counseling. While these interventions have their own therapeutic qualities, they are not a replacement for ongoing clinical treatment.
Can you be my therapist and interventionist?
No, I cannot. Healthy boundaries make a healthy clinical relationship possible. If I am working with you within the capacity as your mental health counselor, I will not be able to work with you through any of my other arts and services.
Do you work with hoarding in your possessions-related intervention or therapy work?
"Hoarding" has become a very commonly misused term in recent decades. Many who have an excess of accumulated belongings are not at the level of a clinical hoarding diagnose. Serve clinical hoarding diagnosis would not benefit from my clinical or intervention work. If you are interested in either Bereavement Organization or Contemplative (re)Purposing interventions or wondering if your circumstance might be a good match of these services, please reach out to me to inquire. OCD symptoms can be a topic addressed through clinical counseling.
Why are all your services in one website?
The nature of all my clinical and non-clinical work are, at their core, about facilitating therapeutic experiences. Because my full-time self-employment is made up of these numerous part-time services, I wanted my website to be a platform where all offerings could be found in one location while still distinguished from one another. My work as a Mental Health Counselor is differentiated expressly from all my other non-clinical arts and services all throughout this site, be it by page categories or written explicitly. This page is also meant to help clarify any questions about these working roles.
How long will it take to hear from you after contacting?
I do my best to return correspondence within 24-72 hours. You can anticipate returning contact between the hours of 10am-8pm Monday-Thurdays, and 10am-6pm on Fridays. Any other days and times are not within my usual business hours. If you are looking to schedule a phone call or consultation, please specify times that work for you.
If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency, contact 911 or the nearest hospital or Crisis Center near you. Refer to contact information below for the Indianapolis Area & beyond
Suicide & Crisis Intervention: 317-251-7575
Crisis Text Line: Text IN to 741-741-7165
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or
suicidepreventionlifeline.org online chat
Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366
Contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline
Community North Behavioral Health: 1-800-273-8255
7165 Clearvista Way Indianapolis, IN 46256
Midtown Community Mental Health Crisis Intervention: 317-630-8485
720 Eskenazi Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202
May I follow you on social media?
I advise all clients of my clinical mental health counseling practice to use their digression and not jeopardize their privacy if deciding to follow and/or participate with any of my professional social media platforms. As a clinician, I will never follow or friend current/former/potential clients nor allow anyone to do so with my personal social media accounts.
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