What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.
-EMDR Institute, Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is each session?
50 minutes. Please arrive on time so that you get the most out of your time.
What are your hours?
It varies but generally I offer mostly day time appointments with a few evening slots.
How do I get started?
Please call or email me. I would like to speak with you prior to setting up an appointment to determine if I would be a good fit. If it’s determined that I’m not a good fit, I’m happy to provide a referral.
What are your fees?
Initial Assessment $150
50 minute session $125
EMDR Intesives $500/day
Critical Incident $250
Do you accept insurance?
I am in network with Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield.
What payments do you accept?
Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, HSA and FSA
Can you provide a superbill for out of network reimbursement?
How many sessions will I need?
That often depends on the presenting issue(s) and the frequency of appointments. I am able to offer weekly, bi-weekly, as well as per required need appointments.
What are the limits of confidentiality?
The law protects the relationship between a client and therapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
Exceptions include: Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If a client intends to harm him or herself, I will make every effort to enlist cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without the permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure safety.