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Licensed Therapist Serving all of Kansas

Now Offering In-person in Abilene & Telehealth Appointments

tracie@myguidedgrowth.org

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HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED THERAPY?

Many people wonder if they need therapy or not. There is no definitive litmus test, but there are some common signs that therapy could be helpful:

  • Feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or unable to cope with challenging emotions like anxiety, depression, anger, grief, etc.
  • Issues in relationships, whether with family, friends, or romantic partners, are causing distress
  • Experienced trauma that you continue being impacted by
  • Want help adjusting to a major life change or transition
  • Struggle with low self-esteem, lack direction or purpose, or have lost touch with aspects of yourself
  • Ongoing stress feels unmanageable despite coping strategies that used to work
  • You have patterns, behaviors or thought processes you want to understand and change

Therapy is also preventative care for mental health and personal growth. You don’t have to be in “crisis” to benefit. An initial consultation can help determine if counseling seems right for your needs.

Trust yourself if your gut says therapy could help you gain more fulfillment and joy in life. Support and guidance is available – you don’t have to figure it all out alone. Take the first step and reach out. I’m here to listen without judgment and help you on your journey.

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WHAT'S TELETHERAPY LIKE?

Teletherapy, also known as online or virtual therapy, allows clients to attend therapy sessions remotely via secure video conferencing software. This mode of therapy has become very popular.

In teletherapy sessions, it will be just you and me meeting one-on-one, much like an in-office visit. We have a private encrypted connection via the telehealth platform to protect confidentiality.

Many clients actually prefer teletherapy due to the convenience and flexibility–you can use your phone, tablet, or computer, and you have options for a convenient location–maybe your office on your lunch break, a private room at home, or even your car, and no worries about travel time or the weather.

Our video sessions will be focused on your goals. Teletherapy has been found to be as effective as in-person counseling for numerous concerns. Between sessions, I may recommend digital mental health tools and exercises to support your growth and healing.

I will do everything possible to make virtual sessions comfortable, productive, and tailored to your needs. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any other questions you may have about teletherapy experiences! I look forward to the opportunity to work together.

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HOW CAN THERAPY HELP ME?

Therapy can help in many ways. The overarching goals of therapy are to provide support, gain insight, and make positive changes. More specifically, therapy can help you:

  • Work through feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and more in a judgment-free space
  • Process and overcome past traumas and painful experiences
  • Identify unhelpful thought and behavior patterns and develop healthier coping strategies
  • Improve communication and relationship skills, whether with a partner, family, friends, or co-workers
  • Achieve personal growth and a greater sense of self-awareness and purpose
  • Develop tools to better manage stress and emotions
  • Gain perspective during life transitions such as career changes, parenthood, divorce, etc.
  • Cultivate self-compassion, confidence, and inner resilience

The therapeutic relationship itself can provide healing through the experience of feeling heard, understood, and supported over time.

My goal is to create a caring partnership focused on your growth. If you’re considering therapy, I encourage you to schedule a consultation to explore how counseling can help you.

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Do you accept Insurance?

At this time I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Kansas, Aetna, Kansas Medicaid (Aetna, Sunflower, and United), and Medicare. If I don’t currently take your insurance, I’m happy to provide a Superbill for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. I also accept private pay for those without insurance or those who do not wish to use their insurance.

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How do I schedule a therapy appointment?

Please reach out! Send me an email (tracie@myguidedgrowth.org) or give me a call at 785.992.0275. Info to get started:  Your name, a sentence or two about what you’d like help with, questions you may have, and your preferred contact info.