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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept my insurance?
I am considered an out of network provider on insurance plans. Out of Network (OON) providers are a great alternative when you want the flexibility to see your preferred therapist without the restrictions of directly using your insurance (limited therapist options and availability, limited confidentiality, limit on number of sessions). I can provide you with a superbill that you submit directly to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. The best way to know how much your insurance company will reimburse for an OON provider is to call them directly.
What are your rates?
I charge $225 for a 50 minute individual or family therapy session. If you feel you would like more time in session to dig deep, I offer 90 minute sessions for $375. Occasionally, I am able to offer negotiated rate options. Feel free to inquire if you are interested in working with me, but fear that finances may be barrier.
If you are seeking low cost therapy options, please check out these great organizations:
-Richmont University Hope Center
-The Link Counseling Center
What is a session like?
Your first session will include information gathering and a thorough overview of your history. We will discuss what brings you in to counseling, the goals we will work to achieve, treatment options that may be recommended. By the end of the first session we will create a treatment plan for your therapeutic journey.
Following the first session we will spend our time working towards goals we have created. I encourage all of my clients to identify what they would like to focus on in each session so as to get the maximum benefit as possible.
How long will I be in therapy?
This is a really hard question to answer because it is different for everyone. During your first session we can discuss your goals for therapy and expectations around how long this process will last. I often recommend weekly or every other week sessions and decrease in frequency over time, but we will create a therapy plan that works best for you!
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.
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What is the Safe and Sound Protocol?
The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an evidence-based listening therapy designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioral state regulation, and social engagement behaviors through filtered music. As a practical application of Polyvagal Theory, the SSP acts as a non-invasive, acoustic vagal nerve stimulator, helping to re-tune the nervous system to better support connection, collaboration and resilience. The SSP involves listening to specially filtered music through headphones alongside a provider, in-person or remotely. Suitable for children and adults, the SSP has demonstrated benefits for individuals with trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences and more
Highlights of the SSP:
● A five-hour auditory intervention developed and patented by Dr. Stephen Porges, author of the Polyvagal Theory.
● Designed to reduce sound sensitivity, and improve auditory processing and behavioral state regulation.
● Activates the client’s social engagement system, helping to accelerate and enhance therapeutic outcomes.
● Supports physiological state regulation
Do you offer virtual therapy options?
Yes I do! I am currently offering both in person and virtual telehealth sessions. I am an approved telehealth provider in both GA and FL. The only exception to this rule is that EMDR must be done in person. Otherwise, you have the freedom to choose which mode works better for you!
How do I know you and I are a good match?
Lets set up a time to talk! Therapy is a lot like dating, you have to find a good match. I offer free 10 minute phone consultations to decide if we are going to be a good fit. If it turns out after the first session (or at anytime) you don't feel we are a good match, let me know and I will help you find someone who will be a better fit.
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