I’m often surprised and bothered by stories of negative experiences when it comes to finding a therapist. I’ve heard things like, “I finally narrowed it down to a few therapists after looking at tons of profiles on Yelp, Psychology Today and no one is calling me back.” Or clients being put on a long waiting list. I even once heard of a therapist falling asleep during a session! Can you relate?
At Opus Counseling Services, I don’t want you to leave with stories like these. I’m not like many traditional therapists. I offer online therapy sessions and make it easy to schedule appointments. I also return calls in a reasonable time frame, and you certainly won’t catch me falling asleep! Your time is important, and I know just how difficult it is to finally make that decision to see a therapist.
My Ideal Client
“I relate best to cycle breakers, people who want to break free from old patterns or familial dysfunction. It’s probably because I am one and partially because clients come ready for change.”
As much as I’d love to wave a magic wand, change doesn’t come overnight. Therapy takes time, so if you understand this you’ll make great progress with me. If you’re willing to test out new ways of thinking and doing, and if you’re ready to give feedback, you’ll do well with me.
I can assure you that I am professional, but I certainly won’t get offended if the best way to describe how you’re feeling is with profanity – after all, these words often perfectly sum up the emotion or situation! I also won’t lie, there’s a chance a curse word may slip out of my mouth too from time to time.
If you speak in analogies or stories with a dash of humor – when appropriate – we will get along great! I’m not the stereotypical therapist who sits quietly, scribbles down words, analyzes you from head to toe and says nothing.
I do listen, but I also give feedback, and I do it all online, so no need to worry about who you’ll bump into in my waiting room. If this is not a concern and you prefer in-person sessions, then I invite you to see me in person at my office in Signal Hill, California.
Schedule a phone consultation if you want to move forward and release the past.
I assist you in achieving the best version of you, so that you may create a more satisfying life. I offer a safe space for you to heal from past traumas, stop self-destructive patterns, and increase self-awareness so that you may lead a fulfilling life with more peace of mind.
I like to keep things simple and real, with the musical term ‘Opus’ reflecting my counseling philosophy. ‘Opus’ refers to a creative work in progress. Typically more than one draft is written before a masterpiece is created. And what is true for creative works, is true for the human experience too.
We are all “works in progress” and can grow and change to create more satisfying lives, our own masterpieces. No matter what the current version of yourself is, you can change if you have a desire. I work collaboratively with you to provide you tools, support, and feedback to create the next version of yourself.
As a pragmatic clinician, I offer you the opportunity to sit and talk in a safe and comfortable space. Together, we can travel down your road to wellness. It is different for everybody and maybe your path is not quite clear right now. That’s okay. We can figure it out together. If past attempts haven’t quite worked out, perhaps it’s time to try anew?
I understand that finding the right match is important which is why I encourage you to take action and request a consultation.