Consultation is distinct from therapy.

In consultation, I take the same training and knowledge I use in therapy to facilitate conversations focused on problem-solving and goal-setting. In therapy, I am providing mental health treatment to an individual who is presenting themselves for that treatment. In consultation, I work with individuals, couples, families, employers, team leaders, along with people in all kinds of roles and positions. We work to identify the mental health goal given the specific situation and context, and then we collaborate on how to meet those goals.

Here are some examples of ways consultation has been utilized in my practice.

A family may set up consultation to seek guidance on how to provide support to a member of their family being discharged from the hospital for mental health admittance.
Parents, uncertain if a struggling child needs therapy, may come to discuss the patterns they’re seeing, to obtain advice on the treatment potentially needed, and ultimately to gain tools to implement in the home to support their child.
Leading a department in a company, a manager notices increasing rates of burnout and discontent among the staff and sets up consultation to identify practical steps that could change the work environment.
A teacher, seeing a shift in emotional wellness of their students due to external stressors, reaches out for ways to address anxiety in a class of over twenty students.


If you have a unique situation in which some additional understanding of mental health and a concentrated attempt at practical solutions is desired, then setting up a consultation may be right for you. We can work together to identify the needs at hand and implement a plan for change.