Tailored individual therapy to treat your needs: combining EMDR with talk therapy.

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a form of therapy that helps people heal from difficult life experiences. Distressing experiences can block the brain’s natural and adaptive recovery, and memories can become “stuck” in the brain. EMDR is designed to reactivate this natural healing process through alternating eye movements, sounds, or physical taps. I have seen how amazing EMDR is for my clients, and I have experienced it myself. Watching their healing process has made me more confident that I can help future clients.

I provide online psychotherapy throughout Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado, Temporary license due to covid: WVA, CT, PA.

Does Teletherapy really work?

You may have reservations about online counseling. Does it feel uncomfortable or impersonal? It may at first, but many of my clients have expressed satisfaction to the ease of online sessions. Numerous studies have demonstrated its effectiveness and outcomes are comparable to in person services.

In today’s world, teletherapy simply makes sense. It fits perfectly into our busy lives.

No wasting time sitting in traffic or waiting rooms and feel more comfortable opening up in the familiar comfort of your own home.

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What is trauma?

Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes. Big T traumas include natural disasters, car accidents, sexual assault and physical injury. Little t traumas include life transitions like divorce, having a child, bullying, and financial or relationship difficulty. Traumas can be single event experiences, or happen long term over a period of time. I use EMDR therapy to help people work through their hardest experiences so they can live the rewarding life they desire and deserve.

  • How long is the free consultation? 10 minutes
  • How long is the full session? 45 minutes, 60 minutes, or 90 minutes
  • How much is each session? $ 100, $120, or $160
  • What are the accepted payment methods? Check, credit card, HSA (health savings account)
  • Are sessions online or in person? Both. A HIPPA compliant platform is used for online sessions. I also have an office in Naples, FL if you prefer in person appointments.
  • How often are sessions? New clients typically start with weekly sessions. However, each client has a unique treatment plan that is tailored to their needs.

Are you ready to start living the life you've always dreamed about?

Fill out the form below to schedule a 10-min consultation!

PLEASE NOTE: I have limited email and phone availability during sessions.  I will respond to your email within 24-48 business hours. Please remember that confidentiality via email cannot be guaranteed and Communication via email should not be construed as therapy and is not a substitute for therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

I welcome your questions. In fact, I encourage them.

Here’s a list of common questions you and your loved ones might want to know.

How do counseling sessions typically last?

Counseling sessions typically last 60 minutes for the first session and 50-60 minutes for each additional session. Please inquire about which session length fits your needs and budget as sessions can be accommodated with an adjusted fee.

Are sessions covered by my insurance?

It depends on the plan whether sessions are covered by one’s insurance. Sessions will need to be paid for at the time of the session. Clients can ask their insurance to reimburse them for session cost.

How do I seek reimbursement from my insurance company?

In order to seek reimbursement from your insurance company, you would need to call them and ask what services are covered. Please note that I do not participate in any insurance plans. Often, insurance companies request a detailed receipt, often called a superbill. I will provide that receipt for you in the portal, if you let me know that you would like one.

Why don’t you take my insurance?

Without getting too far in to the state of the insurance industry and mental healthcare today, the simplest explanation is: I prefer to work for my clients and not their insurance companies. By accepting your insurance, I am agreeing to: 

  • Share session information, potentially including (but not limited) to notes and treatment details with third parties.
  • Work extra hours dealing with the insurance company to get paid within a system that is clearly designed to delay or avoid payment.
  • Take a cut rate that requires me to take on more clients than is clinically prudent in order to make my business viable.

How is this a better arrangement?

Therapy is an investment of time and money in you and your well being. The individualized treatment I offer is high quality, and not participating in managed care is one of the many things I do to maintain that quality and help you best.

I work during the day, do you have other appointments available?

Yes, I have varied evening and Sunday appointments available.

How long will I need to come to counseling?

It really depends on the person and their goals. Length of treatment will be discussed with you during the first few sessions along with their therapeutic goals. During treatment, I encourage clients to check in with me about how therapy is progressing and I will check in with you about how therapy is going and adjust our time frames accordingly.

Where do sessions take place?

Due to COVID-19, most sessions take place on-line. I do have limited sessions available in the office on Sundays.

I’d love to schedule my first appointment. How do I go about finding a spot in your schedule?

Please fill out this form and let me know your availability and I'll get back to you to schedule your first session.

I have more questions for you.

I would love to hear them! Please contact me at 239-287-6624 or through my contact page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.