Initial appointments are generally 75 minutes in length and regular follow-up counseling sessions are 55 minutes. Initial appointments are $140 and regular counseling sessions are $120, payable at the time of service.
I am very open to talking with you briefly on the phone to see if we would be a good fit. In our conversation, we will determine together if we think you may benefit from meeting with me. If needed, I can assist you with an appropriate referral. I am currently seeing clients in person in Bellingham, WA, as well as seeing clients in NC via teletherapy.
In our sessions together, I will encourage you to ask questions throughout, take risks, be curious, and when applicable, engage in some EMDR & TRM to see what your brain/mindbody will do with it! I may also ask you to "press pause" during certain discussions to slow down and watch what's happening in a different way. The overwhelming majority of clients I work with notice changes in their thoughts, emotions, reactions, physical sensations and behaviors within a few sessions.
I offer hope, a break from the monotony of the ways you generally interact with others, as well as a dose of authentic connection - as I realize you might be pretty darn tired of your defense system being in overdrive (which is completely exhausting and leaves you feeling unseen). I am direct, swift, and gentle in helping you name the thoughts and behaviors that have hijacked your life - as well as thoughts/feelings you would rather be having instead!
I am not currently taking insurance. I can often be considered an OON (out of network) clinician and with the approval of both you and your insurance company, I will submit claims on your behalf. What you are reimbursed is between you and your insurance company.
Alternatively, I can supply you with a "superbill" that you can submit to your insurance company so that you may be reimbursed. If you opt for a superbill, please contact your insurance company to see if you have out-of-network benefits so you will know what to expect.
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