Clients come to see a counselor for many reasons. Are you feeling stuck in relationships or career? Are you struggling with a chronic physical or mental health diagnosis? Do you have serious emotional wounds or trauma? Is someone close to you struggling with an addiction, chronic mental health or medical condition, behavior problem, etc? Is this negatively effecting you? Do you want to build on your strengths and improve your wellness? Are you in need of marriage counseling for communication, trust, conflict resolution, or disconnect? Have you recently experienced a significant change like the death of a loved one, move, becoming a new parent, etc? Counseling/therapy is a safe place to explore these issues and many more. Maybe you need healing, support, or new tools. Rebecca is a compassionate and helpful guide with advanced training and skills who will collaborate with you and support you as you work on your goals. At the first appointment, you and Rebecca will discuss what mental health issues you want to work on. If you would benefit from a different type of help (either in addition to therapy or in place of therapy,) Rebecca can identify this and will discuss with you so you can make a decision.
EMDR is a therapeutic approach that targets the emotional pain caused by painful past experiences. Using bilateral stimulation (back and forth eye movements, tapping, or 'buzzies,') Rebecca guides the client through the memories, beliefs, and body sensation tied to these experiences. This activates the brain's natural healing abilities which brings about reduced emotional pain and better mental health. You can read more here on the EMDRIA website.
No. In EMDR, the client is fully awake, alert, and in control the entire time.
Sandtray Therapy is an expressive therapeutic approach that allows for whole brain (both right/images and left/words side) processing of past or present pain, subconscious blocks to healing, inner conflicts, and more. With whole brain processing, client's mental heath can get better faster! You can learn more here in a video from well known Sandtray therapist Amy Flaherty.
Great news! Sandtray therapy can be helpful to clients of all ages.
Rebecca does not accept insurance so all services are out of pocket. Rebecca is happy to provide a superbill so clients can submit for reimbursement to their insurance. You can check with your insurance carrier to see if this is an option available to you.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, healthcare 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 1 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
Rebecca does not offer a sliding fee scale however a limited number of pay-what-you can agreements are available for those experiencing significant hardship. These are offered first come, first serve basis and new clients are welcome to inquire about prior to scheduling the first session.
The first appointment is an opportunity to meet Rebecca and ask any questions you have. This allows you to decide if Rebecca is a good fit for you. You will be asked to complete paperwork in your client portal online prior to your arrival to help Rebecca understand your past and goals for counseling/therapy. You and Rebecca will discuss what you want to get out of counseling to identify the approach that will be most helpful in reaching your goals.
Not every client's background, needs, or goals are the same. This means there is no "one size fits all" answer to the length of time therapy lasts. While Rebecca may recommend a certain frequency or number of sessions, the client is always in charge of whether or not further sessions are scheduled. If you have a limit to the number of sessions you can attend, bring this up in the first session so your goal setting is reasonable for the time frame you have.