WHAT IS A SESSION LIKE?
Each session is a conversation and collaboration between you and your therapist. They are generally 50 minutes long, and may include practicing mindfulness or breathing techniques, discussion of specific situations, and processing experiences from your life.
EMDR sessions may be longer, and involve different techniques. Prior to beginning EMDR, you will discuss the process thoroughly with your therapist and have an opportunity to explore questions or concerns you may have. You are completely aware of yourself and your surroundings the whole time.
WHAT IS THE COST OF THERAPY?
Counseling and therapy are an investment in yourself. The standard session rate is $175. Limited sliding scale spots are available based on need.
We are out of network with all insurance providers. HSA and FSA plans may cover the cost of counseling. You are encouraged to contact your provider to determine whether mental health services are covered under your plan, and a superbill can be provided upon request for you to submit for reimbursement.
HOW CAN THERAPY HELP ME?
Most clients find that when they put forth effort in therapy, they see progress. Therapy provides a dedicated, safe place to work through persistent problems and areas where you might feel stuck or to get to know yourself better.
There are many reasons you might choose to work with a therapist. Clients often come to therapy during transitions such as becoming a parent, entering college, career changes or retirement; when they are experiencing relational changes such as engagement, marriage, or divorce; to explore their sexual orientation, gender identity, or racial or ethnic identity; or to deal with specific concerns about anxiety, depression, or other mental health symptoms.
WHAT IS EMDR?
EMDR is a well-researched form of psychotherapy that has been shown to help individuals heal from trauma, anxiety, and other distressing symptoms. Through collaboration with a trained clinician, EMDR allows you to tap into your brain's natural capacity for healing and specifically target distressing symptoms. It is generally more efficient in treating trauma than traditional talk therapies.
The American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs/Dept. of Defense, The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the World Health Organization among many other national and international organizations recognize EMDR therapy as an effective treatment.
IS VIRTUAL THERAPY THE SAME AS IN-PERSON?
Most clients find virtual therapy to be the same or better than in person therapy. Virtual sessions allow you to easily work around your job commitments or childcare, and by eliminating the commute it is easier to find the time to have sessions. You have the convenience of working with a fully licensed therapist in your home or office, and by using secure video chatting you are still able to maintain confidentiality and the visual experience of being in person.
After the initial assessment, if virtual therapy is not the right fit for you, we will help you find an in-person option.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
Your appointment time is reserved for you and you alone, and so in order to serve all clients well we ask that you provide at least 24 business hours (M-F) notice to cancel or reschedule. If it’s less than 24 business hours notice, you will be charged for the full rate of the appointment with the credit card you have placed on file with us at the time of your intake session. In the case of a true emergency, please contact your therapist to discuss.