Sometimes, as we look at our lives, we discover that we are not where we had envisioned we would be- almost like Dorothy of Kansas who suddenly found herself in Oz. Sorting out how we got to that point or how to get to where we want to be is not always as simple as it sounds. Sometimes there are friends or family members who can nudge us in another direction, but creating the life that is “home” doesn’t usually come from a simple conversation- it’s a journey. To add to the confusion, if we have experienced devastating or extremely painful life events they can leave us even more disoriented and lost.
There are those of use who deal with those lost feelings through worry or trying to control others or things around us; then there are those of use who get discouraged, feel hopeless, and want to give up. More >>>
EMDR helps the mind sort out the maze of yellow-brick paths that leads to healthy and adaptive beliefs, thoughts, and perspectives. As a result the need to control diminishes and the helpless, hopeless feelings fade away.
Therapy is different for everyone and the length of time it takes varies. But as we take the steps to find the answers, the path reveals itself to us.
In addition to m expertise in EMDR, I have training in Emotionally Focused Training for couples and training in hypnotherapy. Trauma, sexual and chemical addiction, and PTSD are other areas of specialty.
How to deal with our feelings- how to identify them, sort through them, talk about them, to stay with them- is one of the most essential life skills. If we didn't learn how to do that in childhood, happiness in adulthood will be markedly stunted.
Therapy takes courage and we all need encouragement, support, and direction when exercising courage- that is my role. I walk with you in your triumphs and despairs. We work together to help you create and find solutions.
My Session Fees & Billing Practices
$90 - $120
With insurance companies where I am an "in network provider" (see the list), I will accept your copay and submit the necessary paperwork to your insurance company for provider reimbursement. If I am not an "in network provider" for your insurance company, II will provide you with the necessary paperwork, and you will be reimbursed directly. My license is Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
(My services have been reimbursed with the following insurance companies.)
"In Network" ProviderAetna (local, select plans)
Blue Cross & Blue Shield (local, select plans) (BCBS)
Humana (local, select plans)
MHNet Mental Health Network Behavioral Health
Mines & Associates
PEHP Utah (select networks)
TRICARE (formerly CHAMPUS) (local, select plans)
United HealthCare (local, select plans)