Most Frequent Questions...
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.
When do you schedule appointments?
Most appointments are on Saturday mornings but sometimes also Tuesday or Thursday evenings after 5:30 pm 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?
No because my rate is only $100 per hour compared to the average $170 per hour billed to insurance. My hourly rate is often comparable to your out of pocket cost. More importantly, EMDR is very short-term so you won't be spending months in treatment.
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 do not normally print billing statements but if you need one I will e-mail you one after the session.
Do you provide letters for courts or other purposes?
Yes, normally for a fee of $25 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 and Discover
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.