The client-therapist relationship can be life-changing. Are we a fit? What format is best?
What kind of therapy do you offer?
My passion is utilizing the powerful benefits of EMDR with clients who are ready to live without anxiety, depression, phobias, compulsive behaviors, and post-traumatic stress. As a client in my private practice, you will receive your own, client-centered therapeutic process.
My approach is relational EMDR, and integrates what we know about neurobiology, ego states, and attachment in order to alleviate anxiety, depression, and trauma symptoms. I am an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and Certified EMDR Clinician with advanced training in Internal Family Systems, Flash Technique, Complex and Developmental Trauma, Somatic, Energy and Experiential therapies and more.
Flash Technique is included in intensives. It is an amazing new approach based on pairing trauma with a calm brain in order to re-code the memories as defective. It is generally experienced with little distress yet reduces the traumatic memory significantly.
Please note that I only work with clients physically in the state of Oklahoma who are 18 and up. It is also important that you do not have a history of psychiatric hospitalizations or suicidal ideations/attempts. Intensives are powerful & require a certain level of stability & support.
Can EMDR help me?
It’s highly likely. EMDR can be effectively utilized for:
- Resourcing: We will work to strengthen internal resources while soothing parts of you that feel limited. EMDR utilizes images, emotions, body sensations, and positive cognitions to increase feelings of calm, safety, and confidence.
- Resolving relationship difficulties: Attachment-focused EMDR works to repair unmet development needs (often called attachment wounding) when we have experienced an absence of care/neglect or abuse.
- Trauma recovery: While I often utilize EMDR for clients with big “T” trauma (e.g. a major car accident, assault), I also support clients with small “t” traumas (e.g. chronic or ongoing stressful conditions, such as interpersonal conflict, difficult parents, financial stress). One of the most overlooked aspects of small ‘t’ traumas is their accumulated effect. Multiple, compounded small ‘t’ traumas may lead to distress in the nervous system and trouble with emotional functioning.
EMDR is a form of adaptive information processing which helps the brain evolve from limiting beliefs. EMDR may avoid some of the long and difficult abreacted work often involved in the treatment of anxiety, panic attack, post-traumatic stress symptoms (such as intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks), dissociative disorders, depression, phobias, identity crisis, and other adverse experiences.
Research in neuroplasticity demonstrates that our brain has the ability to change, create new neural pathways, and produce new neurons. Because the brain has this ability to change, we have the ability to change our way of thinking and improve mood. Neural pathways in the brain are strengthened with repetition. One way to describe this process is “neurons that fire together, wire together.” Constant repetition of an experience leads to changes within the brain’s structure and how the neurons process that experience. EMDR utilizes our brains’ neuroplasticity to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections, which allows the brain to compensate for injury and adjust to new situations. For more information on the benefits of EMDR, please visit my EMDR Page.
In addition to weekly sessions (a wait list), I support clients in 3 ways:
What is your fee & Why do I pay more for an Intensive?
An Intensive is similar to buying a fast pass at Disneyland. Less wait time, more rides (intense change therapy) in a shorter period of time but with maximum benefit and in premium time slots like Fridays, evenings, and Saturdays. Also see the research on benefits of Intensives listed on the What is EMDR page. It is often more efficient than weekly sessions by, in three hours, eliminating warm up and cool down time, and the retraction and re-education that occurs by waiting a week between session. A half day intensive often includes the intense therapeutic work equivalent of 7-8 weekly sessions in a single 3 hour time frame.
Personalized EMDR treatment programs (called intensives) are $350/hour for therapy contact hours, and $350 for each 75 minute pre-and post-interview and $250 for the two non-contact hours for the customized workbook and treatment planning time. The pre and post interviews are often 75 minutes. See page on Intensives for more scheduling details.
Email me at [email protected] to find out when the next Intensive is available or to set up a free 15 minute consultation to answer you questions regarding scheduling an Intensive or Adjunct Therapy as an Intensive.
Can I use my insurance to pay for therapy?
Many insurance companies reimburse a portion of the cost of psychotherapy. For insurance purposes, I am considered an out-of-network provider and will provide a monthly invoice for weekly clients to submit for reimbursement. It's best to determine the exact details of your policy ahead of time, including what benefits are available regarding out-of-network providers. I do not file claims. You are considered a Self-Pay client. INTENSIVES are self-pay only and not reimbursable by insurance.
Do you offer sliding scale rates? CLOSED NOW
I offer a sliding scale program for clients who wish to work with me on targeted treatment goals and are not able to pay my full fee. Please note the sliding scale program is full at this time.
What is your commitment to your clients?
An effective therapist is informed, available, and attuned. I stay updated on evidence-based psychotherapy research, continuously pursue advanced training, and receive ongoing consultation with EMDR and other experts. I offer a limited number of spots in my practice to ensure that each client gets the attention, care, and responsiveness they deserve.
Are we a good fit?
Let's find out. It's important that you feel safe with your therapist. Therapy is your space to do your work. The clients in my practice have this experience with me. If we feel we are not a good fit after our pre-interview, I am happy to share additional referrals of trusted colleagues. You will be charged $250 for the pre-interview. If you decide to proceed with the Intensive, the remaining fee will be due at the end of the pre-interview.