What Do We Treat?
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What does the Intake/first session look like?
I consider the intake a "get to know you better" opportunity. All clients are given a biopsychosocial assessment and diagnostic measurements during the intake session. Then, we will spend time identifying your goals for counseling and gathering more details of your mental health related history so I can develop a tailored treatment plan.
What is Trauma? How do I know I've experienced it? Trauma in one sense is self-defined. Meaning that what is considered traumatic to you may not be considered trauma to another person. However, the typical therapeutic definition of trauma is: witnessing or personally experiencing "actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence”* this injury includes physical, sexual, and psychological injuries.
*This definition comes from the DSM-5
What children's issues have you seen most often?
I've worked with children from blended families, those who have been witness to domestic violence, who are struggling academically and/or with self-esteem, those processing the loss of a family member, and those who live with a physical or mental disability the most often.
What adult issues have you seen most often?
I have worked most frequently with adults who have experienced some type of prolonged stress or trauma--anywhere from domestic violence to chronic low-income struggles to the sudden loss of a loved one. I also have experience with those who are working to overcome anxiety, depression, grief, coronavirus complications, and low self-esteem.
How does pricing work?
My hourly rate is $70/ session. However, for those who show a need for a lower price, I do offer a sliding scale and those clients can pay anywhere between $30-65/session. Contact me to learn more about my openings today!
How many sessions do people usually book?
Short answer is- everyone is unique! It depends on what works for you, how committed you are, and what your counseling goals are! While most people come weekly, some come every other week. We will discuss what fits best for you during the quick introductory call after you reach out.
Can you do EMDR virtually?
Yes! I was specifically trained on how to provide EMDR therapy via telehealth/online means, in addition to in-person.