LGBTQ + Trauma-informed EMDR
Mental Health Accessibility

Mental Health Accessibility

I believe mental health should be available to all. In my office, there is no money shame. I offer a sliding scale and wherever you fall on the scale is fine. I can take some insurance, and if I can take yours, great! And if I can't take your insurance, I can find a...

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What is EMDR Therapy?

What is EMDR Therapy?

I do EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) because I haven't found anything that got to the heart of the matter and healed it faster or more powerfully or more profoundly. EMDR touched my life. I don't believe in doing any therapy with clients that I...

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What is Therapy?

What is Therapy?

Therapy means to heal. Linguistically, it comes from the Greek word therapos, which means to heal. Therapy is about healing. I don't believe in Forever therapy. I believe that people will Journey with me for a short time and then go off and live their lives. Therapy...

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment used to alleviate the stress and symptoms associated with trauma and traumatic memories. EMDR is one of the most strongly evidence-based treatments for a range of disorders and conditions, including PTSD, dissociative disorders, anxiety, and eating disorders. The treatment is founded on the belief that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much like it can heal from physical trauma. EMDR aims to remove the memory or block that is disturbing the healing process, much like removing a knife from a wound would cause it to begin healing. EMDR is conducted in eight phases, one of which consists of targeting traumatic memories while using the eyes to track the movements of the therapist’s hands. The goal is to transform the emotions surrounding a traumatic experience.

What is Sliding Scale?

Sliding Scale pricing is variable pricing based upon an individual’s ability to pay. For instance, fees are reduced for individuals with lower incomes or those with limited funds to spare after paying for personal expenses. I charge as low as $35 per hour and upwards of $125 per hour depending upon your circumstances. There will be no questions asked about the amount paid and no money shaming in my office.

What do I need to bring to my first session?

If you are using insurance, please bring your insurance card. Otherwise, just bring your fabulous self!

What Insurance do you take?

I take HealthPartners, Medica, and straight MA.

What do you mean by trauma?

While trauma is experienced differently by everyone, it can be described as an overwhelming distressing experience. It is defined differently for different people at different times; no one traumatic experience is the same.

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