WHAT THERAPY MODELS OR APPROACHES DO YOU USE?
My approach to therapy is eclectic, which means that I make use of a wide range of therapeutic perspectives and methods including:
PSYCHODYNAMIC: This outlook stresses the impact of childhood experiences on personality and functioning
COGNITIVE/ SCHEMA: These approaches emphasize the effect of thoughts and belief patterns on emotions and behavior.
BEHAVIORAL: This approach focuses on strategies, skills and activities such as assertiveness training and experimenting with new behaviors.
PSYCHO-EDUCATION: I believe in empowering clients by providing relevant information about human development, attachment needs, relationships and dynamics and psychological trauma that they can use throughout their lives.
INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS: This highly effective and client-friendly experiential approach helps people access their healthiest state of mind and communicate productively with parts of their personality that have been either self-defeating or long neglected.
EMDR: This is an approach for which I have obtained specialized training, which recognizes and facilitates the brain’s natural ability to process information in an adaptive and accelerated way. It is used to heal trauma and other disturbing experiences, as well as to build and strengthen inner emotional resources and skills. Over the past seventeen years I have witnessed over a thousand traumas healed thanks to EMDR and the inherent capacity to heal.
IMAGINAL NURTURING: This is an experiential approach that helps people meet deep emotional needs that were inadequately met in childhood. The focus is on self-compassion, self-validation and self-care.
COUPLE AND FAMILY: This modality recognizes the contribution that attachment relationships make on how one feels, functions and develops. Therapy sessions with family members or an intimate partner can result in increased understanding and feelings of security and satisfaction. My training in EFT-EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY- provides a clear road map for guiding couples and families who are insecurely attached towards secure connection.
NEUROSCIENCE AND ATTACHMENT RESEARCH: The last few decades have produced a wealth of new information about the impact of parent-child attachment relationships on the development of the brain, mind, self, emotional intelligence and future relationships.
MINDFULNESS PRACTICE: Contemporary scientists are discovering and validating what Buddhist psychology has known for over two thousand years: suffering can be greatly diminished through strengthening our capacity to focus on the present moment with curiosity, courage and non-judgment.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES AND DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I charge $170 for a one hour session, whether meeting with an individual or a couple. I used to provide a sliding scale, but no longer can as I am only working part-time now.
Although I do not participate in any insurance plans, I may be considered an “out-of-network provider” by your insurance company, in which case you could be reimbursed for part of the session cost. I do not file insurance claims, however, I will be glad to provide you with a statement at the end of each month that you can submit with the claim to your insurance company. It will indicate the required information: dates of sessions, payments made, CPT code, and diagnosis.
You will be responsible for making sure that insurance claims are filed promptly. Please check the box on your insurance claim for the reimbursement check to come directly to me, unless you've been able to pay the full fee to me, in which case you would keep the reimbursement check. If you've only paid your co-pay and the reimbursement check is sent to you, please deposit it in your bank account and then write me a check for the correct sum and mail me your check. My bank will not accept your signing the insurance check over to me.
You can pay for each session either by mailing me a check or giving me your credit card information which I will use with my Square device after each session.
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