DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
No, currently I am not on any insurance panels. I am out-of-network provider. I will provide you whatever documentations you need for you to receive reimbursement from your insurance company.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
Yes, I offer sliding scale rates. I discuss your fee option when we initially speak over the phone. I do my best to offer sliding scale. If you want to discuss a sliding scale option, first call your insurance company and find out your benefit such as your out-of-network benefit and it's rate.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
My initial meeting would take 1 hour. And on-going weekly session is 45-50 minutes session. For TCTSY, we will discuss options for duration of each session. Some may want to start 15 mins or 30 mins. It's all up to what you'd feel comfortable.
HOW OFTEN DO I SEE YOU? IN-PERSON? ONLINE?
I generally recommend weekly session and in-person. However time to time, based on your needs, I see my clients every other week and/or offer online session. For TCTSY, we can conduct online session as long as we can see each other through screen.
WHY HOLISTIC (INTEGRATIVE) APPROACH?
A holistic (integrative) approach is about incorporating all necessary treatment modalities into your specific needs. Because each of us are unique in every way, it's important to seek approach that suites you the best.
Yoga has become one of the most popular exercise during the last few decades in the United States. People practicing yoga would agree that yoga would not only build physical strengths and flexibility but also would build strength and flexibility in our minds. Several researches have proven effectiveness of yoga for mental well-being. TCTSY offers opportunity to re-connect with our body. It is empowering to witness when survivors of trauma reclaim their body and their voices through this process.
WHAT IS DBT?
DBT stands for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. It was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. This treatment involves learning new skill sets. This treatment is found to be most effective to regulate intense emotions and mood swings, to improve interpersonal difficulties, to learn effective coping skills and to improve self-image. This treatment was originally developed to address suicidal and self-injurious behaviors, however this treatment is currently used to treat various issues such as impulsive behaviors, anger management, depression, eating disorder and more.
WHAT IS CBT?
CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This treatment is found to be effective to treat depression and anxiety. This treatment looks at relationships between our thoughts, emotions and behaviors. This treatment will help individuals learn how their thoughts affect emotions, and how emotions affects behaviors. This treatment will address ways to effectively improve moods, depression, anxiety, obsessive behaviors and so on. This treatment is very interactive and often involves "homework" between sessions.
WHAT IS EMDR?
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. This treatment was originally developed to treat people with traumatic memories. At the same time, this treatment is now found to be useful to enhance performance (athletes often use this treatment) and emotion regulation. This treatment provides relief to traumatic memories and sensations. By reprocessing traumatic memories, people will find relief from negative sense of self.
WHAT IS PMT?
PMT stands for Parent Management Training. This treatment focuses on learning new techniques to work with problematic behaviors of a child. This treatment helps care takers to learn about functions of "negative" behaviors and ways to distinguish unwanted behaviors. This treatment involves active participation of care takers.
WHAT IF I NEED MEDICATIONS?
A licensed clinical social worker is unable to provide you with medication. I can provide you with referral for psychiatrists or you can find one on your plan. Once you have your psychiatrist, I will be working with your psychiatrist so that the best treatment is provided for you.