Frequently Asked Questions

What is intensive therapy?

Intensive therapy involves full-day sessions, generally 8am-3pm or 9am-4pm with an hour for lunch, for multiple consecutive days.  Prior to your first session you complete an intake over the phone or through Zoom.   

Why book an intensive?

Participating in a trauma-informed therapy intensive offers healing and improvements that generally take months or years to achieve in traditional weekly therapy.

How much does an intensive cost?

$800 per day or $400 per half day

What is EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing?

EMDR is a well-research therapy that has been shown to effectively and efficiently treat a wide variety of presenting issues.  EMDR asks the client to concentrate on the worst moment of the target/trauma memory while engaging in bilateral stimulation (BLS).  BLS involves the use of a rhythmic right-left pattern with something you can see, hear, or feel (e.g., eye movements, tones, taps).  This is repeated until no distress related to the target/trauma memory remains.  Please see my Resources page for addition information.

What is Progressive Counting?

 

PC asks the client to visualize “movies” of the target/trauma memory while the therapist counts out loud for progressively longer sets of time (starting with 10, then 20, then 30, and so on).  This is repeated until no distress related to the target/trauma memory remains.

What is Flash?

Flash asks the client to concentrate on a positive engaging image that is unrelated to the target/trauma memory.  This is done in conjunction with BLS or counting.  At set increments, the therapist says “flash,” the client blinks in response and continues to concentrate on the positive image.  This is repeated until no distress related to the target/trauma memory remains.

Do you take insurance?

No.  Insurance companies do not currently reimburse for intensive therapy.

What payment methods are accepted?

I accept cash, checks, money orders, and PayPal.

Are you a spiritual counselor?

 

Becoming a pastoral or spiritual counselor requires specialized training that I have not received.  However, I think that it is important for me to understand your spiritual beliefs and how they impact your life.