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All services are provided via teletherapy using an easy-to-use, confidential video platform for those residing in New York (NY) and Texas (TX).
Research has shown that teletherapy services can be just as effective as in-person therapy.
Dr. Fullchange works with preteens, teens, and adults from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, and identity backgrounds in individual, family, or couples therapy, customizing treatment to recognize each person's unique needs, goals, and strengths. Therapy services can be provided in Spanish and English.
Dr. Fullchange has expertise treating:
Dating and relationship challenges
Foster care, adoption, and non-traditional families
High functioning autism
Life transition challenges
Parenting and co-parenting difficulties
A Healthier You
Dr. Fullchange's approach to therapy has its foundation in strengths-based interventions that create emotional safety and facilitate insight and transformation. She draws from a variety of orientations, including client-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, positive psychology, mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and body-based therapies, such as Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Somatic Experiencing. Dr. Fullchange takes an ecological approach to therapy, considering each person's unique history, experiences, and communities.
Dr. Fullchange has years of experience working with families of diverse backgrounds, including single-parent families, blended families, families with adoption and foster care experiences, and multicultural families. She trained at the Momentous Institute, which specializes in family therapy, for her doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship. She currently works most with families with pre-teens and older, but parent consultation sessions are available for families with children as young as 3 years old.
Dr. Fullchange works with couples of diverse backgrounds at all relationship stages. She holds certifications in Gottman Level I and II couples therapy. The focus of couples sessions with Dr. Fullchange is increasing insight and empathy between partners as well as on developing day-to-day communication skills and healthy relationship habits. Although most sessions will be with both partners, part of couples treatment might also involve individual sessions to support each partner with their own unique journey toward healthy relationship dynamics.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
about therapy services
WHY GO TO THERAPY?
There are many misconceptions about therapy, like that it's only for people who are "crazy" or that people should just fix their own problems. The truth is that anyone can benefit from therapy. If you feel overwhelmed, your problems aren't getting better despite your best efforts, you find it difficult to concentrate, you worry excessively, or you notice that your actions are not benefiting your life and maybe harming yourself or others, then it might be time to contact a therapist. Research has shown that most people benefit substantially from therapy and that this is independent of the type of therapy used.
HOW LONG DOES THERAPY TAKE?
This depends on many factors, including how clear you are about what you want to get out of therapy, your motivation to change, the intensity and severity of your problems, and the fit between you and your therapist. This is why it is important to be open and communicative with your therapist about your goals and reasons for treatment. However, most people see benefits in just a few sessions. A good therapist will help you determine when it is appropriate to end treatment.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I'VE FOUND THE RIGHT THERAPIST?
Looking for a therapist is a little bit like dating. You have to put yourself out there and just try different therapists before finding "the one." Nonetheless, there are a few tips that might be helpful. First, look for a therapist who specializes in the problem you are seeking help for. You might consider looking at therapist directories like Inclusive Therapists, Therapy Den, or Good Therapy for specific specialties. However, ultimately, it's important to trust your instincts because, for therapy to be effective, you need to feel like you can trust your therapist.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES? AND DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
Fullchange Therapy uses a model in which clients pay what they believe therapy is worth to them. Fullchange Therapy does not take insurance, but you may be eligible to be directly reimbursed by your insurance. More information about insurance and fees is available here.
WHAT FORMS DO I NEED TO COMPLETE?
DO YOU DO TELETHERAPY?
Yes, teletherapy is available through a confidential video platform. No app or download is needed. You just an internet-enabled device (e.g. phone, tablet, computer). Teletherapy has many benefits, including the flexibility of planning sessions around your schedule. Teletherapy session are available for those located in Texas (TX) and New York (NY). Here are a few tips for having a successful teletherapy session. And here is more information about the confidential platform Dr. Fullchange uses for teletherapy sessions.
WHAT STATES DO YOU PRACTICE IN?
You can work with Dr. Fullchange if you are physically located in Texas (TX) or New York (NY).
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS....
Great! It's your therapy and your life, so it's important that you be informed. Contact Dr. Fullchange here.
Aileen Fullchange, PhD is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TX License #37995) and with the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions (NY License #025725-01). For information on how to verify a license, please go to www.tsbep.texas.gov and www.op.nysed.gov/verification-search For information on how to file a complaint, please go to the following pages: www.tsbep.texas.gov/how-to-file-a-complaint-enforcement and www.op.nysed.gov/enforcement/professional-misconduct-enforcement.