What is your fee?
Individual sessions are $120 per 45 minute session. I accept cash, check, or PayPal payments.
Do you have a sliding scale?
I accept payment on a sliding scale on a case by case basis.
Do you take insurance?
At this time I do not take insurance. This is in the works for the near future and this space will be updated as soon as that happens.
What is your cancelation policy?
If you must cancel, please do so within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment time. If you give less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged the full price for your missed appointment. This policy is in place so that I have enough notice to offer your time slot to someone else.
Will you be able to help me?
I am a licensed therapist with nearly a decade of experience in the mental health field. I am trained in EMDR and TFCBT, two highly effective and evidence based approaches to helping people heal from trauma. I am competent in working with all genders and attend various trainings in regards to gender and sexuality in order to stay current with information and research. When all is said and done, I can't "fix" you, but I can facilitate your healing journey and provide you with the tools to help yourself. If, for some reason, you and I don't "click" and you don't feel our work together is serving you, I will refer you to a different local therapist.
What is EMDR?
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. The brief answer is, through the use of techniques such as bilateral stimulation or tapping, our brains are able to reprocess painful and often traumatic memories to lessen the emotional impact it has on us. For a more in depth description of EMDR and how it works, please visit EMDR say what?
How long will treatment last?
The length of time you spend in treatment depends on the severity of your symptoms, your goals and expectations, and your motivation to see changes. Oftentimes you will symptom relief within few sessions when EMDR is utilized, whereas traditional talk therapy may result in more gradual changes taking 6+ months.
How often will we have sessions?
In order to reap the maximum benefits of therapy, I recommend weekly sessions. We will work together to find a regular day and time to meet weekly. As we begin to see a reduction in symptoms, we can start meeting biweekly.
Will I have to take medication?
That is entirely up to you! Some people know off the bat that medication would be helpful for them, whereas others are only willing to take medication as a last resort. I can not prescribe medication. However, we can discuss your options and I can refer you to a psychiatrist in the community.