Personalized one-on-one sessions for adults seeking individual therapy. Sessions are conducted via video from the browser.
Hello, I'm Chris Sims, a licensed therapist with a passion for guiding individuals as they navigate life's challenges and discover their inner strength. With years of experience as a therapist, I provide a warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative environment where you can feel comfortable opening up.
My approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gestalt Therapy, tailored to your unique needs. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or seeking personal growth, I'm here to guide you towards a healthier and more fulfilling life. Together, we'll work towards positive change and lasting well-being.Learn More
If you're struggling with challenges that affect your well-being or quality of life, therapy can provide valuable support. Whether it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or personal growth, therapy can be beneficial.
Starting therapy is an important decision; it can be one of the most important experiences in one's life, but it can also feel scary to start with a new therapist, especially if you've never had therapy or if you've had bad experiences with prior therapists. I've worked with people who have had a wide range of mental health experiences, such as ADHD, anger, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, LGBTQ+, PTSD, relationship conflicts, trauma (e.g. childhood sexual abuse), transitions in life, and so many more. But you don't have to have a specific identifiable concern to come to therapy. There is always room for growth.
In our journey together, I offer a safe and judgment-free space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I won't judge you; it's not my role to dictate your path. Instead, I leverage my professional training and experience to guide you in discovering your true self and embracing a more fulfilling life.
My approach involves collaboration. While I can provide suggestions and engage in brainstorming, the decisions are yours to make. Therapy is about empowerment, not dwelling on negatives. Together, we'll tap into your strengths and positive qualities, helping you harness them to their fullest potential.
Trust is foundational, and it's natural to carry past wounds into new relationships. However, within our confidential therapist-client relationship, trust takes root and grows. As you acclimate to this process, you'll find it easier to consider opening up and sharing.
While the past can't be changed, our focus remains on the present. The present is where our locus of control resides. The past, though, often lingers in ways we might not consciously recognize, influencing our emotions and thoughts in the present. Exploring these past experiences is crucial to find healing and closure.
At times, we find ourselves 'stuck' in ongoing issues, feeling overwhelmed by their seemingly unending nature. Even during such moments of hopelessness, remember that emotions aren't prophetic. Our power lies in the healthy decisions we make, transcending the grasp of situations we can't control. Life presents challenges, but your capacity for positive change is profound.
As often as you'd like. There is no wrong way to move forward. Some people schedule one at a time. Some people set up a routine. Some people do bursts of 3 or 4 and then take a few months to think about things and then come back for another burst. Make it work however you want to.
If you're unsure of how to start, try scheduling weekly or every-other-week. Once a week is a sprint. Every-other-week is a brisk jog. Either way, we'll get somewhere. And once we get some momentum, it'll probably be appropriate to slow down.
The total amount that you will pay depends on whether you're paying with your health insurance or self-pay. Some people have a copay each session or a yearly deductible to meet before insurance will cover the cost. When you register, enter your insurance information and I will give you an idea of what therapy will cost for you.
I'm currently 'in network' with the following insurance companies: