Aimee Vandemark, LCSW

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What Can You Expect From Therapy?

Please feel free to call or email me to setup an initial consultation. Often it is helpful to setup weekly appointments at first in order to get to know each other and evaluate your needs. By the end of the initial sessions, I will be able to offer you some first impressions of what our work will include and together we can decide how to best serve your needs. You should evaluate this information along with your own impressions of how comfortable you feel working with me. Therapy involves a commitment of time, money, and energy, so I encourage you to be thoughtful about the therapist you ultimately select.

Psychotherapy is not easily defined and greatly varies on many factors including the personalities of the therapist and client, and the particular concerns you may be facing. Through the use a diverse set of counseling skills, experience, and a mindfulness orientation we will work together with your strengths to "co-create" solutions. In my work with children, I utilize play therapy techniques – translating therapy into a language that children can comprehend – the language of play. I partner with parents to interpret and gain insight into your child's experience, promoting emotional well-being. Most importantly, psychotherapy at the core is a collaboration and does call for a very active participation on your part. In order for you to get the most out of therapy, I will encourage you to work towards your goals during our sessions as well as at home. Think of it as "putting into practice" the lessons learned in therapy.

Many people want to know, "how long will it take?". While this is a completely reasonable question, it is not one with an easy answer. Many of our concerns have developed over time and thus it may take time for them to be addressed. My hope is that through our work together you will feel that you have a better understanding of yourself, your emotions and how to cope with the challenges that may have brought you to therapy.

Please note: As of January 2020, I am an out of network provider with all insurance companies. I am happy to provide you with a statement for you to send to your insurance company so that you may be reimbursed.

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