Whether you are experiencing painful relationships, stress, crisis, life changes or just want more out of life, counseling can help. I offer a holistic approach that is centered around where you want to begin. We are all differently-abled and have our own challenges in life, so we will explore what works best for you. Counseling services can be interactive, engaging, or reflective. I am available to help you make a plan for success by providing supportive therapeutic relationship and skillful psychotherapy.
Due to the lack of providers in more remote areas, I commonly serve all of Northern California, and will travel depending upon availability. I have the ability to serve people all over the world upon proper arrangement. I have extensive experience working in Native and rural populations as well as in medical clinics and urban areas. If you are ready to take that step toward achieving your goal(s), contact me today.
I have been working in the field of social work since 1993, first as an Advocate, family law Independent Paralegal and Legal Secretary, then entering college with experience, graduating with honors: for a bachelor of arts degree in Native American Studies (Humboldt State University's School of Excellence), emphasis on Indian Child Welfare, Law & Government, minoring in Psychology. For a master's degree in Social Work, I had an emphasis in rural & indigenous populations. As a CalSWEC recipient, I also specialized in working with families and children. My journey to testing for licensure deepened my competency-based understanding of ecosystems, involving various roles: ICWA Specialist, Advocate, Counselor, Behavioral Health Integration, Tribal Social Worker, Adoptions, Foster Care, Child Protective Services, Grant Writer, Life Coach, Expert Witness, Adjunct Professor, Public Speaker, Author and Case Manager. I continue to be a lifelong scholar, and happily provide that information upon request.
More than my education, I have had the privilege to work with amazing people from various walks of life, from all socio-economic backgrounds and cultures. As a human being living at the same time as you, I hope that we can have a conversation about what you would like to work on and then see it evolve in your life.
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Referrals available. See our ad in PsychologyToday.com
Your Good Mental Health Should Be Covered Under Your Insurance. I accept a variety of payment methods and will happily discuss options after an initial free telephone consult.
On-line or in-person, billed per session.
There is real benefit in group learning, also usually covered by insurance, billed per session.
In order to comply with the law, hold a high level of integrity in your business, meet the real needs of people, this Provider offers a specialized skill set including integrated behavioral health, expert testimony, and cultural competency as services. Please ask about a quote.
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4. Limitations. Though every effort is made to preserve your privacy, we cannot guarantee your privacy beyond the HIPPA compliant, encrypted services. Terms of any agreement to work together, risks, fees, third party disclosures, and issues of confidentiality will be discussed at our first meeting or at your request before we engage in business so that you may ask questions and receive informed consent. Further, we may disclose personal information when required by law as stated herein or where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on or involving us. We may also disclose personal information in cooperation with a law enforcement request. Due to the nature of protecting your confidentiality, Koy Kate Estikta and Estikta Consulting does not engage in "Direct Messaging", "Private Chat Rooms" and at times may not acknowledge a "friend" request or "comment". Should you discover Koy Kate Estikta or Estikta Consulting "liking" or "commenting" or being a "member of a group", there is no endorsement implied. Engagement with the counselor in other arenas outside of the office setting will result in a referral away from this office so as not to have dual-relationships and protect the integrity of the healing relationship. This counselor is licensed only in California at this time which can be verified at www.bbs.ca.gov.
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