Counseling

“I am not what happened to me. I am who I choose to become.” — Carl Jung

What to expect

I offer psychotherapy for adults that is based on an existential and humanistic framework. These theories focus on the larger questions of life: Why are we here? How can we make the most of this life we have been given? What is the meaning of human suffering? How can we stay emotionally balanced and calm amid the incessant changes of life?

I often draw on practical approaches such as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy because some issues can be resolved relatively quickly and easily, in only a few sessions — usually by adjusting how you think and what you tell yourself about a particular problem or situation in your life. I also take inspiration from the deeply healing work of Internal Family Systems therapy, and the principles of Positive Psychology, a newer field of study that focuses on creating optimal mental and emotional functioning.

In addition to traditional “talk therapy,” our work together also may incorporate a variety of healing arts: mindfulness; guided imagery/visualization; breathwork; expressive (visual) arts; and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). If you are comfortable being outdoors, we might explore guided nature experiences such as Walk and Talk therapy or “forest bathing.”

 

My “office”

I no longer maintain a physical office location. I see clients via two venues: 1.) live telehealth sessions on a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform, or 2.) outdoors, in person, for nature therapy sessions. This kind of flexibility means that you can choose to have your session online, sitting in a place where you’re comfortable and relaxed …… or we can meet at a park or walking trail somewhere in Pickens or Oconee counties, amid the living energy of the green world.

In the words of a client:

“Jeanne and I identified that I am a powerful, resourceful human being …. However, there is a part of me that lingers in the past and holds onto some old ideas that harm me.  Jeanne helped me see that in order to thrive in my next step(s), I needed to let go of this hurt.”

Fees & insurance

I no longer accept insurance; my practice is strictly self-pay (“out-of-pocket”). My fee is on a sliding scale of $90 to $110 per hour-long session. Full payment is due within seven days after your session; I accept checks that are mailed to me, or you can opt to pay online through my secure payment portal, using any major credit/debit/HSA/HRA card.

You are welcome to submit claims to your health insurance for sessions with me as an “out-of-network provider.” I will furnish the documentation you need to submit along with your claim. Please note: I have no control over and can make no guarantee regarding how much your insurance company might reimburse you. If this is a concern, I recommend that you call the Member Relations phone number on the back of your insurance card prior to our first session, and ask them whether your coverage reimburses for out-of-network mental health providers.