Trauma | PTSD
Sometimes people experience things so horrific that it changes who they are - and these things can happen either in childhood or in adulthood. Experiences can range from childhood abuse or neglect, sexual or physical assaults, combat, sports injuries and racism.
Maybe something has happened to you, but you're not quite sure that it is a "real" trauma...because other people have brushed it off or made you think it really wasn't a big deal.
Maybe you have never talked about it because you think you "shouldn't" have allowed it to happen and it just feels so shameful.
You have a stable job, friends, and relationships and yet- something doesn't feel right.
You feel on edge all the time, irritable, or angry. Or you don’t feel anything at all, not even happiness or joy. You’re exhausted from the constant worry. You no longer can trust other people and the way that you see yourself and others has drastically changed.
You want more for your life: to not have to worry all the time, to be able to trust, to really be vulnerable and real with your loved ones. Therapy can help.
If you've survived a trauma and haven't been able to fully recover, you may:
Avoid people, places, or things that remind you of the trauma. You try desperately to forget what happened, but the thoughts and memories pop-up, seemingly out of nowhere.
Have nightmares that get in the way of your sleep.
Feel edgy, irritable, or angry. Or you don’t feel anything at all, not even happiness or joy.
Feel exhausted from the constant worry.
Blame yourself for what happened, feel guilty or ashamed.
No longer can trust other people and the way that you see yourself and others has drastically changed.
Feeling anxious or on edge
Anger and irritability
Intrusive thoughts or bad memories
You CAN learn to overcome the difficult feelings that result from a trauma...
I can help you work through painful and overwhelming thoughts, feelings, and memories and learn the tools necessary to get unstuck and feeling safe.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Often Will We Meet?
The number of sessions depends on your goals and progress. Session frequency and duration of treatment are based on evaluation, then collaboratively discussed and determined by need. Each session is 45-50 minutes long, via a secure telehealth platform.
What Are Your Fees?
My current rate per session is $180. I accept Lyra and Modern Health; for other insurances, I can provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance. Saturday telehealth appointments available only at this time.
Good Faith Estimate Notice
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
7/1/22 update: I have limited availability on Saturday mornings at this time.