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 two very qualified Associates. Morgan Rebane and Stella Chesler each have experience in private practice and in local community mental health organizations with adults, couples and adolescents. Learn more about Morgan and Stella below.
Morgan Rebane, MA, MFTi
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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Stella Chesler, MA, MFTi
Stella works with individuals, couples and families, helping her clients gain deeper awareness of themselves, their experience, their history and current circumstances. She works collaboratively and compassionately with her clients, to make sense of their feelings, thoughts and behaviors and develop a sense of comfort and value in being who they are. Together, she and her clients explore and experiment with new possibilities and new ways of engaging support in their lives. Stella has training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and in working with people with disordered eating from an Intuitive Eating model. She's currently advancing her clinical training at Pacific Gestalt Institute. Stella specializes in working with people who are struggling with past trauma, experiencing critical feelings about themselves or feeling challenged in their relationships.
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