Answers to a few common questions…
1. Is Teletherapy effective?
Teletherapy has been shown to be an effective mode of therapy. Research has found that teletherapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy for many mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and substance abuse.
Teletherapy can also offer several advantages, such as increased accessibility to therapy for individuals who may not have access to in-person therapy due to geographic or mobility limitations. It can also be more convenient for individuals who have busy schedules or who prefer to receive therapy from the comfort of their own home.
2. How long does each therapy session take?
My initial intake session is 80 minutes.
Individual therapy sessions last 45 -50 minutes. Standard EMDR therapy is intended for 90-minute sessions. I offer 90-minute sessions for EMDR at a prorated fee. However, if 50 minutes is a better personal fit, I will honor what works for you.
Couples sessions are 45 – 50 minutes unless the couple and therapist agree that more time is beneficial. In that case, prorated 75-minute or 90-minute sessions may be offered if schedules allow.
3. What can we expect in a couples counseling session?
I use a holistic and integrated approach. The couples therapy I offer is based in attachment theory. I often use and integrate Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), IFS and EMDR to bring in a trauma-focused approach so that the root causes of couple’s emotional distance can be addressed in a safe, caring manner. It’s amazing how old patterns can shift when partners have a safe place to explore and tend to their own old unhealed wounds.
They can experience a new emotional safety they didn’t have before. That makes room for new patterns based on trust and security. From there, old problems can be worked through in a new way, and emotional bonds can grow.
4. What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is form of therapy that unlocks the brain’s natural ability to heal from traumatic events. Developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in the mid 80’s, it is a swift and safe process by which frozen memories are reprocessed in a safe secure environment, so that the emotional charge attached to the memory decreases. EMDR is an evidence-based therapy widely accepted throughout the world.