Areas of Expertise
Psychotherapy provides a secure, therapeutic relationship for navigating struggles with relationship, anxiety, depression, trauma, or life transitions. We work on the areas of your choice to help you identify patterns keeping you stuck, develop mind-body resources to find a calm place, and learn to step back from difficult or critical thoughts as you uncover and develop your strengths. Modalities used may include integrative EMDR, Ego State, and Somatic Experiencing™ approaches. My credentials include being a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Oklahoma, and a Nationally Certified Counselor from the National Board of Certified Counselors.
EMDR and Somatic Therapy
EMDR Therapy is a powerful psychotherapy approach that has helped many people experience relief from psychological distress. The EMDR approach is based on the ability for past emotionally-charged experiences to influence your present emotions, sensations, and perceptions related to yourself and others. It helps you to break through the emotional blocks that are keeping you from living an emotionally healthy life. Our past experiences may also be related to trying to manage a current distress in an unhealthy way. I am an EMDRIA-Certified EMDR Therapist, and this is one of my specialties that I have used extensively with trauma and anxiety. More information on EMDR Therapy is available through EMDRIA .
In addition, I include integrative modalities from Somatic Experiencing™ to assist with renegotiating trauma using a "bottom up" approach, and I hold a certificate as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. The Safe & Sound Protocol™ developed by Dr. Stephen Porges is frequently used to assist with developing the capacity for emotional self-regulation through a sense of congruent safety in the nervous system, following a Polyvagal approach. Please see the videos below for additional information on EMDR and SSP. Please see Somatic Experiencing International for additional information on SE.
Consultation for EMDR Basic Training
! am an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and approved to provide coaching and consultation for therapists attending the training presented by EMDR Consulting based on Roy Keissling's curriculum. Please see the link below to register for EMDR Basic Training consultation.
Consultation for EMDR Certification
I am an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and can provide consultation towards the EMDRIA Certified Therapist credential for all therapists who have completed an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Basic Training. Please contact me for a consultation agreement before signing up. The link below may be used to register for group consultation for current consultees.
My fee per session is $125 for 55 minutes, payable at the time of service. Extended sessions of 90 or 120 minutes are available for private pay clients, and these may be beneficial when reprocessing extensive trauma. Please contact me directly for the cost of additional services.
I am paneled as an in-network service provider for clients with Blue Cross & Blue Shield or Aetna insurance. Please confirm the deductible and co-pay information with your insurance network by calling the customer service number on the back of your insurance card before scheduling the first appointment.
I can provide a superbill or invoice to clients who wish to file Out-Of-Network claims with their insurance company.
A Good Faith Estimate (GFE) is available for all clients, and especially for those using private pay. Please note that it is difficult to accurately estimate the length of therapy for any client as it depends on many factors not within the scope or control of the therapist. It is always a good idea to ensure that a course of therapy is financially sustainable for you before starting.