About Your Therapist
My beliefs are fairly simple. I love my incredible family, friends & my faith. I owe a renewed enlightenment to my angels (Reid, Ma, Dad & Uncle PauI) I miss you everyday! I owe my career to working hard at my education and never giving up! I love to travel and have been all over the world. Meeting new people from different cultures inspires me in life and work. My happy place is the beach, thus, "Seascape". I adore my pets: Lily my Chihuahua & Ginger my Terrier mix! I am adventurous and love spontaneity...I believe people are mostly good. I am traditional and feel that you should treat people how you would like to be treated.
Paula Garrant, MSW, LICSW
How I Can Help You
Whatever your counseling needs may be, there are individualized services at Seascape to meet the needs for you and your family members. My philosophy is that through a therapeutic alliance, we will work together to address your needs and share this journey as a team.
Issues For Treatment
When a person is ready to seek out help from a professional, there are a plethora of reasons they do so. Each individual, couple or family have unique goals they would like to move towards. During our initial phone consult these issues, concerns, and often fears will be discussed to make sure I will be able to offer you the highest level of service. Together we will get to the root of what you want to address and put a plan in place that works for you.
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, I have some fundamental beliefs that a a person should be the expert in their own care, and that I will travel this journey as a partner to help you reach your goals. My approach is through a bio-psycho-social-cultural, ecotherapy lense, which uses "strengths-based and best practice philosophies". I will examine your situation keeping in mind attachment, family systems, trauma, cognitive behavioral theory and more.
Cost Of Treatment
I feel that my clients should have the autonomy to navigate their own care and although I do not accept traditional insurance, I will work with your insurer if you choose to use an out of network benefit. Having this freedom allows both client and therapist to determine intricacies of our therapeutic work and length of treatment. Our time will not be confined by a diagnosis and we will have the choice to do meaningful work both inside & outside of the therapy office.