Many folks seek out psychotherapy to manage the difficulties and stress of life. And the expense for therapy begs the question, "Is it worth it?"
Ideally, yes, therapy is worth the expense as an added life improvement and means of self care. For many clients, therapy is a necessity. The value of therapy has to feel right for you in order to honor this commitment to yourself.
Fees for licensed therapists can be quite high for many folks. I reserve a portion of my practice for clients on a sliding scale. If I have the availability, I'm happy to work with you. If my sliding scale options are full, there is another option. Working with a pre-licensed Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist offers you an opportunity to work with a Master's level psychotherapist in the process of completing the required hours for licensure, at a lower fee than most licensed therapists. I work with three very qualified Associates. Each has experience in private practice and in local community mental health organizations with adults, couples and adolescents. Learn more about Morgan Rebane, Brenda LeShay, and Marjorie Schuetz below.
Morgan Rebane, MA, AMFT
Morgan offers individual and couples therapy on a sliding scale. He is passionate about holding a non-judgmental environment in which clients are able to explore healing and growth as they reconnect with their values and strengths. As a certified hatha yoga and meditation teacher, Morgan brings a holistic approach, incorporating somatic embodied awareness into the process of therapy. Morgan specializes in working with life transitions, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief and loss, and trauma. His practice is LGBTQIA+ affirmative and provides a safe space for all identities and relationships. Sessions are tailored to support each client as the unique individuals they are while they seek authenticity, clarity and peace.
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Brenda LeShay, MA, AMFT
Brenda works collaboratively with adolescents and adults experiencing life's numerous and sometimes overwhelming challenges, such as, issues at school or work, health problems, starting a family, and difficulties in relationships. Brenda is dedicated to support healing and growth through these experiences by helping individuals become more self-aware, communicate more authentically, and cultivate tools for resiliency and self-empowerment. With her background in early childhood education and parent coaching, Brenda can assist parents navigating the ups and downs of child rearing. Through compassion and nurturing guidance, she helps parents explore and process the connections between their own up-bringing and that of their child's. She also helps parents develop an understanding of how their expectations and values impact their parent-child relationship.
Brenda's approach is based on developing a strong therapeutic relationship, anchored in empathy and respect, to cultivate a space that is safe, inspiring, and healing. Treatment is tailored to each individual and their unique circumstances. She draws mostly from Humanistic psychology and incorporates other theories such as Attachment Theory and Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Brenda has experience assisting individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief or loss, domestic violence, relationship struggles, and other life challenges.
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Marjorie Schuetz, MA, AMFT
Marjorie provides therapy for couples and individuals in a warm, down-to-earth, and non- judgmental atmosphere. She sees a trusting relationship with her clients as the key to healing. Her approach draws on techniques from several schools of therapy including narrative therapy, mindfulness techniques, attachment therapy and relational Gestalt therapy. Marjorie collaborates with clients to help them reach their goals while increasing their self-confidence and sense of joy.
Her clients have faced many difficulties including anxiety, depression, loneliness, relationship issues, shame, identity exploration, and the search for meaning. Her practice is offered through an anti-racist, social justice lens and is LGBTQIA+ affirmative. To find out more about Marjorie's approach or to contact her, please visit her website.