Therapy is a great resource to working through particularly difficult areas we struggle with in our life. Most of the time I work with people in their present blocks, showing them ways to move toward the goals they have for the future. Sometimes in order to move through those blocks we have to address things from our past. I use a wide variety of interventions to help with this, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). If you want to learn more about this intervention, please click here.
In any given year, 1 in 5 Americans will experience problems with mental illness. With appropriate treatment, 80% will recover from their illness.
If you feel like you are struggling, please reach
out and get help. (stats from samhsa.gov)
Therapy is also used in managing mental health disorders. Things like anxiety, depression, PTSD and many others can have better outcomes when therapy is part of the treatment. Having a diagnosed mental illness does not mean that you are broken and will be forever. Therapy can be instrumental to being able to move past the diagnosis and into the life you want to lead.
Our modern American health care system provides financial support for therapy by allowing insurers to reimburse you for the care you receive. The trade off for this is that you must have a diagnosis of a mental illness to receive that benefit. I am currently in network with 2 insurances, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Healthcare. It is your responsibility to check your benefits for coverage. All other insurances would be considered out of network. I can provide an itemized receipt at the end of each month that contains all the necessary information that the insurance company would need for reimbursement. As the patient/client, you can choose to fill out the forms needed by your insurance company to be reimbursed directly for the cost you have incurred. Many insurance companies will cover the cost of therapy as an out of network benefit but some plans do not have that benefit, so please make sure you check with your insurance company if you want to do this.