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“Trauma” is anything that is too overwhelming for your brain to process.

Some of the messages, relationships, and events you experienced in your childhood might have been seen as “normal”— but if it was too overwhelming for your brain, then it fundamentally changed how you see the world.

Seeing the world through trauma-colored glasses affects how you view your own self-worth.

This can mean that your basic human need to belong can come out sideways in the form of harmful relationships and leave you feeling worthless, inadequate, “crazy,” and dependent.

…and that can make life pretty messy and confusing.


Your body’s response to your trauma is what helped you survive your childhood, but it will not help you thrive as you move forward.


Mindfulness tools like yoga and meditation are helpful for a body and mind under stress, but if they’re not connected to a process of identifying and healing from your past, they’ll never help you write a new story.

With a more holistic approach to counseling, you can begin to move past fight, flight, and freeze and towards new creative and freeing patterns for your life.

In our work together we approach your past with imagination, play, and creativity—because sometimes that’s just what your brain needs to see your life in a new way.

From the moment you walk into my office, slip off your shoes, and get comfy on the couch, you’ll begin to see yourself, and your experiences, through a different lense…

Maybe it will be utilizing guided imagery to help you reframe your past, a nature walk to clear your mind, guided writing practice to discover new ideas and thoughts, EMDR exercises, or a short session of relaxing yoga…

You’ll find yourself breathing deeper, thinking clearer, and making informed, aligned decisions.

Areas of Expertise Include

  • Anxiety (Excessive Worry, Excessive Fears, Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Toxic Thought Patterns)
  • Trauma Symptoms (Recurring nightmares and flashbacks, chronic emotional and physical pain, irritation, anger, numbness, and being on edge)
  • Attachment Wounding (adverse childhood events, neglect, abuse)
  • Loss and Grief
  • Divorce
  • Betrayal
  • Increasing sense of self-worth
  • Gaining clarity of life’s purpose
  • Managing Stress
  • Love Addiction
  • Pre-/Postnatal Anxiety & Birth Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse/Rape/Incest
  • PTSD/C-PTSD/Secondary Trauma
  • Family Addiction Recovery Support/Codependency

Frequently asked questions:

How much does therapy cost?

Individual In-Office and Online Sessions (offering virtual sessions for weekly therapy)
$ 185 + for initial intake and assessment (60 minutes)
$ 140 + for 50 minute sessions
$ 240 + for 90-minute sessions

Intensive EMDR billed at $250 per hr. (virtual and in person)

I offer a limited number of discounted therapy slots to those experiencing financial hardship.  If my fee does not make therapy accessible to you, please ask me about reduced rates.

EMDR Intensives


To address very specific traumatic events, very recent traumatic events, more extensive or persistent traumatic events, negative cognitions or other significant events that currently cause you distress. 

EMDR Intensives are a great option to continue working with your primary therapist while targeting specific events or roadblocks.

Billed at $ 250 per hr.
1-hour intake appointment (virtual)
2-3-hour EMDR intensive appointment (virtual) (see options below)
1-hour follow up appointment (in person or virtual)

Options:
2-Day – Meeting 2 x for 2-3 hrs during one week
3 – Day – Meeting 3 x for 2-3 hrs during one week
4 – Day – Meeting 4 x for 2-3 hrs during a two week period

Day long intensives are available up to 5 hr. Please, inquire.

Do you take insurance?

I do not accept health insurance in my private practice. Insurance limits our work together as it requires a diagnosis that may or may not be helpful to your treatment. My clients enjoy the flexibility, anonymity, and full confidentiality that out of pocket payments provide. 

What if I can’t afford therapy?

I understand that not everyone is able to afford to pay out of pocket for my services. For this reason, I maintain a limited number of financial hardship slots. Please, do not hesitate to ask me about my reduced rate.
You may be able to pay for therapy out of your pre-tax income using an HSA or FSA account.

What is tele therapy and does it actually work?

Teletherapy is the exact same as in-person therapy only we meet virtually instead of in my office!

Working both in-office and online means that we can work together in the same physical space or miles apart. Offering online therapy allows for a great deal of flexibility allowing you to balance your busy lifestyle with maintaining your health.

The therapy location you choose comes down to your personal preference and lifestyle as online therapy has been shown as effective as in-office therapy. Here are some reasons why people may consider online therapy as an option for treatment:

Online therapy allows for convenient appointment times that fit into your busy schedule. We can meet during your lunch break or on your day off without you having to take extra time off or leave your work or home.

No driving to the therapy office. Online counseling removes the hassle and stress of commuting to and from your therapy appointment. No more traffic, bad weather, etc. I am all about helping you create a less stressful environment.
The comfort of meeting in a space that is yours, that you’ve designed or are familiar with. Because we meet online, you get to decide where you do your therapy sessions.

What is Love Addiction?

Individuals struggling with love addiction are in desperate need to feel emotionally connected and secure. Underlying this condition is a basic need for connection.

The ground rules for seeking attention in the form of love is generally established in the attachment style formed during childhood. If individuals have a less then optimal secure attachment to their caregivers it transfers into the ability to form healthy relationships as an adult. Instead of fundamentally knowing one’s self-worth the attention is directed to others to meet that need.
 

How long will I need therapy?

The frequency and session length of therapy depend upon your individual situation. Generally, a client starts out with weekly or bi-weekly intensive 90-minute sessions to work on addressing symptoms and returning to stability in life.
Depending on your needs and treatment progress, the treatment frequency is reduced to bi-monthly sessions, later monthly, and lastly check-up sessions as needed. Because therapy is an individualized process, your unique situation will determine the length and frequency of therapy.

Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

– You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes  related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
– Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose     for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
– If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
– Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or contact me at (570) 412-2043