EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Click the link below to read more about the research behind EMDR.
Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing.
DBT was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD), and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.
Can I use my health insurance to cover therapy costs?
Though using your medical insurance to cover therapy costs might save money, I would like to explain some of the reasons I do not accept or file insurance in my practice.
Insurance companies only cover services that are deemed medically necessary. To receive payment, I am required to diagnose you with a mental illness in order for the services to qualify for coverage under insurance. Most of my clients are seeking mental health treatment for reasons that are not defined by a specific mental health disorder. They are seeking therapy to help repair relationships, recover from major life transitions or to simply improve their lives, making a mental health diagnosis inappropriate.
Insurance companies also require providers to accept steeply discounted rates for services provided. Many providers accept this arrangement because the insurance companies provide a rich referral source. However, working for discounted rates means providers must provide services to more clients to earn what they are worth. With over 25 years experience and hundreds of hours of specialized training, I prefer to keep my caseload small so I can provide in depth and highly personalized attention to each client.
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