Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Will the Process Take?
The counseling process, and the time it takes for you to reach your goals, is unique for everyone. I have helped clients reach their treatment goals in as little as 8 sessions or less, and have also worked with clients on their goals for a year or more. Most of my clients find a significant reduction in their symptoms after a few months. Each session typically lasts ~55 minutes, though it ranges from 30 minutes and, upon request, can last up to 90 minutes.
Will My Health Insurance Cover Therapy?
At this time I accept Anthem BCBS and Aetna. Depending on your coverage your copay will vary.
I also accept self-pay and offer a sliding scale to those who qualify. Sessions are typically $95-$150.
Contact me today to learn more about your options.
What is EMDR Therapy?
EMDR Therapy stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Known as "The Gold Standard" for trauma therapy, it is an evidence-based approach to help with trauma / PTSD, depression, anxiety, phobias, and other emotional disturbances. By using bilateral stimulation (something you can see, hear or touch moving in a side-to-side pattern, such as moving your eyes back and forth) disturbing thoughts and memories are reprocessed by your brain, leading you to feel more calm and at peace.
Is EMDR Hypnotherapy / Hypnosis?
No. Unlike hypnosis where you are put into a state where your subconscious comes to the forefront, you are completely awake an alert during EMDR. Using what's called the "dual process" model, you will be in the present moment while recalling memories from the past and reprocessing them. Neurons that "wire together fire together", so we will be intentionally re-firing your memory neurons in order to reprocess them in a healthier way.