Clients come to counseling/therapy 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? 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 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.
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 and answer questions about your past. You and Rebecca will discuss what you want to get out of counseling to identify treatment 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. 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.
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. You can read more here.
No. In EMDR, the client is fully awake, alert, and in control the entire time.
Yes. Rebecca can offer a sliding scale fee on a limited basis. Clients can bring this up when scheduling the first appointment.
Christian Counseling Services does not accept insurance. Rebecca is happy to provide a superbill so clients can submit for reimbursement to their insurance.