As we continue to monitor and vigilantly adjust our lives to the ever–changing COVID-19 pandemic,I believe that mental health supports and counseling services are growing more and more important for many who may not be handling the isolation and anxiety of the situation in emotionally healthy ways. Whether you are a current client or seeking to become a client, given the current state of life that COVID-19 has created for us, I am wholeheartedly still encouraging the use of telemental health services. However, for those who prefer to not use telemental health services,I am open to seeing you in my office and am here to support and help you. Rest assured that I am adhering to the strictest social distancing guidelines and recommended CDC health and sanitation measures to keep us all safe through the provision of "essential services" in a face to face format.
At Minding You we are always vigilant in ensuring the safety and health of our clients and are now taking additional preventive actions to keep this disease from spreading any further. Along with our staff adhering to an internal action plan, we are also asking clients to follow a few guidelines during this time:
- Wash your hands immediately upon entering the building.
- Please maintain a distance of 6 feet from the therapist and sit where instructed.
- If you or anyone in your household have or has had a fever or cold-like symptoms, please reschedule your appointment for a later date.
- Only patients who have an appointment will be seen. Please do not bring any other family members or children to your appointment.
- Please bring as few personal belongings (bags, sweaters, purses, phones etc) into the office.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we continue to keep our patients’ overall well-being, health and safety our top priority.
Psychotherapy is an incredible tool that allows us to reflect on our past and identify our barriers to living fully in the present. It's a process allowing you to rebuild a strong foundation and identify (then attain) achievable goals based on new or past values. Additionally, therapy can help bring healing and improved well being to your life as well as the lives of those you care about. The process may also dispel the mystery out of some of life's more difficult questions, such as: “Who am I really?”, "How can I stop_____(fill in the blank)?", “Why do I feel so _____(fill in the blank)?".
At Minding You, therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client that is supported by genuine trust, gentle honesty, and measurable productivity. As a “real” person ( not just a therapist) I understand that engaging in therapy and finding your inner-self can be a difficult journey on the road to personal discovery and betterment. However, through a solution -focused and client centered approach, along with the use "evidence based" therapy modalities, you learn to see new perspectives on problems and be empowered to create effective solutions. Who knows, maybe you will even find the answers to your life's most pressing questions.
The following topics are some common areas where therapy may be able to help you overcome challenges and and achieve a happier, healthier life....
"Stephanie is above any other (therapist) around...she is genuine and realistic and she encourages me to face my problems without fear. She has helped me to find solutions I didn’t know were possible" C.N.
"Se is one of the warmest and most accepting counselors I've ever met. My husband has struggled with severe trauma and addiction for years. I've never seen him make so much progress in his emotional state and outlook as when he was seeing Ms. Higdon." F.S.
" I did not think anyone would ever again help me feel worthy of living life. I was so ready to give up. Prior to seeing Ms. Stephanie I had done many things I was not proud of and which I regretted. I had hurt myself and others - a lot. She listened to me, she once cried with me, and she also gave me some very challenging and honest feedback - as well as compassionate guidance and support to make necessary life changes."O.J.