Therapy Services for Deaf/Hard of Hearing People
A variety of psychotherapy services are available within my practice for deaf and hard of hearing clients of all ages, including those with cochlear implants. I communicate fluently in American Sign Language so there is no need for an interpreter. As such, you can be assured that:
- Your therapy is completely private.
- None of your appointment’s time or money will be used as you wait for an interpreter to communicate with the therapist.
- You won’t be told that you have to wait to schedule your therapy appointment until an interpreter can be hired.
- There are no additional fees beyond those for my direct services.
Whether you are seeking help for yourself or your child, I can be of assistance.
- I offer play therapy for young children as well as traditional therapy services for older children and adolescents.
- If you need me to help you with family problems, I can do that.
- If you need help with problems in your marriage, I can do that.
- If you need help with parenting problems, I can do that, too.
I offer the full array of services to deaf and hard of hearing clients that are available in my therapy practice.
I am not a provider with any insurance companies, either private or governmental. Should you decide to contact me, we can discuss my fees at that time.
Please take a moment to visit the Consultation tab under the Deaf Services pull-down menu on my website. There you can learn more about my background, training, and expertise providing mental health services to deaf people in communities around the U.S.
Hi, my name is Dr. Lyons. My name sign is “D” “L”. A lot of people are curious and ask me, “Where did you get your name sign?” That’s really a very interesting story and I’m happy to share it with you when we get together.
I’m a psychologist and I work with deaf people of all ages, including children, teen-agers, and adults. I help people with marital problems, divorce issues, depression, anxiety, basically any emotional problem that you have that needs help I can assist with.
Because I’m skilled in sign language, you don’t need to hire an interpreter for your counseling appointments. That’s a big advantage because it makes the therapy much more private. And it makes it easier for you to set up appointments because scheduling only depends on your schedule and my schedule.
A lot of people wonder, “How often will I have to come to therapy, and how long will I have to continue my therapy?” Really, that depends on your specific circumstances and the depth of the problems that you are experiencing. But, usually people come every week to an appointment that lasts about 45-50 minutes.
It’s important to me that you have a good experience in therapy and I want you to feel supported by me. I want you to feel safe in therapy. I want you to feel that you are getting my complete attention and that you are being listened to. I want you to feel respected by me, and your concerns should also be respected.
You don’t have to worry about interacting with other hearing people in my practice. It’s just me here. There’s no assistant, no secretary. Any time you contact me I will contact you back directly.
It’s the two of us working together helping you to reach your therapy goals and to feel better!
Thank you. I hope to talk to you soon.