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CAN I BOOK AN INTAKE SESSION?
If our services appear to be a good fit for your needs, please contact us by phone at (760)314-4644 or email email@example.com to discuss. We recommend you get in touch when you decide therapy may be the right path for you, so we can discuss our mutual availability and whether our practice is the right fit for your needs.
Our hourly fee is $160. Typically sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes, and prorated to $240 for the session fee. Intensive treatment is billed by the half day or whole day. Phone calls and correspondence with client or on the client's behalf are charged on a prorated basis.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
Typically, clients are scheduled on a weekly basis. We strive to have a set day and time for each of our clients, as we have found consistency serves our client's progress. At times, a client's need may increase, and more frequent visits become necessary for a period of time. If you prefer to work through your goals at a more rapid pace, or you have experienced a recent loss or traumatic event, we can provide intensive sessions, of half day or all day treatment, even over consecutive days.
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DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
Our practice is private pay and we do not participate with any insurance companies. However, if you have a PPO plan and you would like to use your insurance to cover services provided, please contact your insurance provider directly to inquire about coverage for an "out of network provider." You will be responsible for payment of sessions at the time of service, and I will provide you an monthly invoice, at your request, that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. You will be responsible to coordinate with your insurance company regarding reimbursement to you. We do not communicate or coordinate with insurance companies.
DO YOU PROVIDE INTENSIVE TREATMENT?
Yes. Intensive treatment can be advantageous for several reasons.
If you have experienced a recent traumatic event or loss that is impacting your ability to sleep, focus, care for yourself or engage in your daily activities, attending treatment for multiple sessions in a week, or multiple, concurrent half-day or all day sessions can provide you the care you need, in a short period of time, to process the traumatic event and begin integrating back into your life.
If you live out of the area or your regular schedule makes it difficult to engage in weekly sessions over an extended period of time, and you would like address treatment goals in a compressed period of time, intensive sessions over several days or a week, may be a good fit for you.
EMDR intensives can also be a good fit for someone who prefers to “get it done”, addressing traumatic memories in compressed period of time versus over several weeks or months. There are some advantages to this approach. First, we spend less time opening and closing sessions, as we must on a week to week basis, which allows us more time for processing and healing of trauma. We are able to concentrate more intently on your treatments needs and goals, without the week to week issues that inevitably arise in the course of more standard, weekly treatment approaches. Your investment is higher up front, but typically you save in having to dedicate fewer hours cumulatively to treatment.