"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."

~ Amelia Earhart

EMDR FAQs

Interested in learning more about EMDR? Here are some EMDR FAQs that may help you better understand what it is and what to expect.

What kind of therapy do you offer?

I believe in the power of facilitating our brains to heal themselves.  Scientific research is abundant about how the brain takes in and processes information, including exposure to negative and traumatic events.  By tapping into the neurological process with bilateral stimulation, we can resolve the hurdles that keep us in fight or flight mode and instead learn from the information and move on positively.

EMDR therapy is an ideal solution for many individuals who wish they had extra support from a mental wellness practitioner but don’t have the time or patience to undergo months of regular therapy sessions.  With EMDR, the pain points are precisely identified, and then intensive and exact therapy works to relieve the symptoms more quickly.  There is no need for my patients to rehash negative memories or perform ongoing assessments of behavioral progress over and over again.

EMDR can be delivered in two ways:  as a stand-alone EMDR Intensive or as an EMDR Adjunct in collaboration with another healthcare provider.

Can EMDR help me?

EMDR is an effective solution for the needs of many people.  Some examples include:

  • EMDR can be used to optimize your mental processing to help you maintain a more positive and productive outlook on growth, development, and challenges.  Many career professionals turn to EMDR to help them feel more confident and overcome feelings of being overwhelmed or underqualified.
  • Strengthening relationships. There are many challenges to maintaining positive relationships with people around you–from your peers at work to your spouse at home.  EMDR can help identify issues getting in the way of healthy relationships and help you approach life more confidently.
  • Trauma recovery. Life is filled with traumas–from surviving a car accident or getting fired from a job to being a victim of ongoing sexual abuse.  Extensive research has shown that EMDR is an effective therapy to treat trauma symptoms and help patients achieve a sense of safety, calm, and positivity.

Where and when will we work together?

I am currently offering EMDR intensive and adjunct therapy via telehealth to clients anywhere in Oregon or Florida. Contact me to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to determine if we’re a fit and if EMDR intensive work is right for you.

How much does EMDR treatment cost?

Please refer to my overview of fees at this link.

Can I use my insurance to pay for therapy?

Maybe.  You will need to discuss your specific situation with your health insurance provider to determine what is covered under your insurance policy.  I do not bill directly to any insurance provider for EMDR Intensives or Adjunct and will be considered out-of-network.  If your insurance plan covers your treatments, I will provide you with an itemized invoice (“superbill”) that you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

In any case, I will bill you (the patient) directly for all costs related to your treatment, and you are wholly responsible for paying your invoices in full to me.

Because you are billed instead of insurance, there is no requirement for me to make a diagnosis of your condition.  My focus is helping you achieve your goals, not meeting an insurance company’s expectations.

Do you offer sliding scale rates?

Yes, I have a limited number of openings for those with financial hardship.  Please contact me directly for more information.

How will I know if we are a good fit?

It is important for you that you feel comfortable with your therapist and experience a solid foundation of trust in order for you to get the most out of our work together. I offer a free 30-minute consultation to help determine whether EMDR is the right therapeutic approach for the support you’re seeking and if we are a good fit. Your time with me is a very important investment in yourself, and I want to ensure I am a good steward of your time and money. I am happy to help with referrals if we decide another therapist or type of therapy would be better suited to your needs.