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INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Healing the whole self

Life can feel oftentimes like swimming in an endless ocean. One minute you’re swimming freely, another minute a tide comes and it feels like drowning.  Life is made of its ebbs and flows and sometimes, one feels like they can’t see the light. However, for individuals that have been marginalized and had less access to capital, the emotional, physical, financial and psychological impacts can be compounded and felt by generations to follow. This is not limited to stigma associated with seeking proper treatment for mental health issues.
 

It’s TIME to release yourself from past hurts, shame, guilt;
 
IT’s TIME TO HEAL. Let’s do it TOGETHER.

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Therapy is a big step. Proud of you for taking ownership over your healing. Moving past traumatic experiences can manifest in many forms hence various modalities. Brainspotting is one of them. Talk therapy helps explore the narratives and beliefs one adopts based on experiences, but physiological responses cannot be ignored. They say the eyes are a window to a person's soul. And in the therapeutic context, your eyes can help inform how to move forward in resolving your issues.  Yes, based on where your eyes gaze, the therapist can directly address the area of the brain that has been impacted and process. The response and changes can occur rather rapidly in this way. Using a pointer and biolateral music (optional) that gently fluctuates sounds from left to right hemisphere of the brain, we find a line of sight known as a brainspot. The brainspot is associated with emotional responses that perhaps one may not have had language for.

 

Knowledge and empowerment are key components of the work I do with my clients. What this means is that we will explore your narratives while understanding psychological components and exploring spiritual, cultural, and environmental factors that influence them so you can re-write them from a place of power and agency.  I use embodiment practices including yoga to help tap in to soothe your nervous system.  The goal is to meet you where you are in terms of values, interests, and learning styles. We can incorporate faith, spirituality, use of books and literature-these are all tools to support you in however you may need. I am also DBT-informed and will draw on skills and handouts to support in providing you with a clear strategy or skill post-session. You are a holistic being, so we treat you as such and may explore the connection between mind and body particularly with folks who experience disordered eating. 

Modalities

READY TO START?

Do you accept insurance?


At this time, we are in-network for the following:

  • Anthem EAP
  • Wellpoint EAP
  • Aetna EAP
  • Beacon EAP
  • FSA Benefits
We encourage you to contact your insurance and ask for out-of-network benefits as your insurance can reimburse you up to 100% depending on your unique insurance plan. If you have an FSA benefit (ex: Health Equity), it is an acceptable payment method as well.




What is EAP?


If applicable, your employer may provide an Employer Assistance Program (EAP) where you are allotted short-term free counseling sessions. Typically, it can range from 4-8 weeks and will simply require a pre-authorization code.




What should I ask my insurance regarding coverage benefits?


Contact your insurance provider and ask for “Out-of-Network Benefits for behavioral health." Additionally, you want to ask for the following CPT codes. 90791: Initial Session 90837: 53- Minute Session 90834: 45- Minute Session




Why would I want to use out-of-network benefits?


Great question. It varies from person to person, but depending on your job, you may not want them to know you are receiving mental health support services. It is important to note that some life insurance companies may request very specific and detailed information regarding your records. Lastly, insurance companies do require that one is assigned a diagnosis and not all persons require one, though they may be experiencing challenges.




What are the fees?


Individual Therapy Initial Session-$160 followed by $140/session Couples Therapy: Initial Session-$200 followed by $160/session