Are you accepting new clients?
Yes I am always accepting new clients because I only see most clients for just a few weeks, not months or years such as is common in talk therapy. Because I have fairly frequent client turnover, I generally always have openings within two to three weeks.
When do you schedule appointments?
Most appointments are on Mondays, early mornings, weekends, or at times I can make special arrangements if you have a challenging schedule.
Do you provide EMDR for children?
I generally don't see anyone under 18 years of age unless there is a special circumstance arranged with a parent or legal guardian. I have never performed EMDR with anyone under 11 years of age.
Is this entirely confidential?
Yes entirely and a big part of why I do not participate with insurance which requires the documentation of a clinical diagnosis which many people I've worked with prefer not to have on their record and insurance often shares info with the national clinical database which I consider a serious threat to privacy.
Do you take insurance?
I presently accept plans under Aetna, Cigna, Optum, and United Healthcare in the 35 states where I am licensed and I accept Blue Cross (Anthem) in Massachusetts. If you have insurance I do not participate with I can provide an invoice with the billing codes you can submit on your own for reimbursement or application to your deductible if you have one.
Can I still submit your bill to my insurance?
Yes you can and most insurance will reimburse you at their out of network allowance amount. I can provide an invoice upon request after all services are complete.
Do you provide letters for courts or other purposes?
Yes, normally for a fee of $45 per page.
How many sessions do I need?
Treatment can be very rapid, however, the number of sessions will vary, according to the complexity of the issues being dealt with. After an EMDR session, there may be a strong sense of relief, a feeling of openness and healing. EMDR therapy is cost effective, requiring fewer sessions than traditional therapy. Relief from emotional distress often comes within the first few sessions.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover & Medical Savings Account (MSA) Cards
What does EMDR treat?
PTSD, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Fear & phobias, Stress, Grief and loss, Relationship issues, Childhood trauma, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Occupational stress, Combat stress, Auto accidents, Natural disaster, Violent crime, School trauma, Agoraphobia, Anger management, Social anxiety, Physical or chronic illness, Flashbacks, Nightmares, Birth trauma, Divorce recovery, Loss of self esteem, Procrastination, Perfectionism, Addictions, Compulsions/OCD, Creative blocks, Athletic performance, Goal setting and Life transitions.
What do you treat most often?
Trauma & PTSD (rape survivors, crime victims, domestic violence, combat veterans); Fears & Phobias (public speaking, agoraphobia, flying, animals, generalized anxiety); Grief & Loss (divorce, loss of loved one, miscarriage); Unwanted Emotions (low self-esteem, anger, body shame); and Panic Attacks.