How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.

How long will it take?

Normally I ask clients to come weekly or bi-weekly in the early stages of therapy. Frequency and how often you revisit throughout our work together will be discussed as needed. Standard therapy sessions are 50 minutes long but sometimes a longer session is recommended. We look at your goals, your stress, your resources, and availability when determining your regularity.

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.

Do I need to take medication?

My hope is to help you thrive in your everyday life and sometimes medication is a part of that and may be needed in conjunction with counseling. Although I’m not able to prescribe medication my focus is on your integrative wellness increasing your level of functioning and helping you to feel better. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.

I’ve never talked to anyone before. I’m used to handling things on my own. Why might I need counseling

Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.

May I use my insurance to pay for therapy?

I do accept some Blue Cross and Aetna plans and with most insurance am considered an out-of-network provider. If you have out-of-network benefits (call your insurance to find out), I can give you specifically coded receipts to file with your insurance; many people get reimbursed a portion of the therapy cost after they reach their deductible. You can also pay for sessions using a Health Savings Account (HSA) card or your Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Filing a claim with insurance requires you be given a diagnosis, which I am qualified to give.

What is EMDR and how can it help me?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR helps to decrease the negative activating emotions Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.



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