The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...
Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. An embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
I want to respect the difficulty that obtaining an awesome therapist that knows their stuff and that can be affordable at the same time can be. This is in part why I helped to co-found a wellness center based on quality and affordability a few short years back. I found myself unemployed and without medical insurance. I made too much on unemployment to qualify for Medicaid and made too little to afford any insurance that would amount to anything. I white knuckled it and learned to ignore many of my medical needs, including therapy during this time. I had a graduate degree, lived in the US, was in some my best money making years of my life, was healthy, had paid taxes and worked off/on for twenty five years at that point….AND still couldn’t manage to afford my health. And yes, I looked for employment during this time as well as it is part of receiving unemployment. I know a lot of individuals that face similar situations and worse…a lot worse. Obtaining medical treatment in the United States just might be our modern civil war. If not, the healthcare industry is effecting all of us-for better or for worse. To help address this issue, I offer a generous sliding scale for those in need as well as I am on numerous insurance plans, including several Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), which are free authorized session to you. I also provide services through Open path collective.org ranging from 30-50$. I have limited spots at this pay range, but check with me and I will see what I can do.
I also want to honor myself and my gifts for healing, my several hard earned higher education degrees and the blood, sweat and tears that twenty years of practicing therapy have offered my life.
All of this will be factored in in determining a client’s need for a possible sliding scale. My current full pay fees range from 60-90$. I usually recommend and often require scheduling a 50 minute FREE consultation session prior to working long term together with a potential future client. Please feel free to inquire about the fees for my services by contacting me at 8324439892.
These are the insurance and managed care companies that I am a current "In Network" provider for. Please contact me if you have any questions about your mental health insurance. This list can change at anytime.
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