Do you take insurance?

We are considered an Out of Network provider and therefore can send you a comprehensive super bill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Each insurance plan is varied, I recommend you call your insurance to see what kind of coverage you have for out of network providers.

How do I know what kind of therapies or wellness strategies are right for me?

When you fill out our contact form, you will be contacted by our staff to schedule a time for an assessment with Meg where you will discuss your goals for wellness and therapy. At that time we will identify a plan of action and present it to you. You will be paired with providers that match your needs and we will get you started in your healing process.

What constitutes trauma?

Trauma refers to a psychological and emotional response to an event or series of events that are distressing, overwhelming, or harmful. The material is too much for the nervous system to digest at once. These events have the potential to cause intense physical or emotional distress and can have lasting effects on an individual’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Trauma can result from a wide range of experiences and circumstances and can differ from one person to another.

 And can result in effects to the brain, body, emotional sites and behavior such as:

  • Shock and Disbelief: Feeling numb, dazed, or having difficulty accepting what has happened.
  • Flashbacks: Vivid and distressing memories of the traumatic event that feel like re-experiencing it.
  • Avoidance: Avoiding situations, places, people, or things that remind the person of the trauma.
  • Hyperarousal: Feeling on edge, easily startled, irritable, or having difficulty sleeping.
  • Negative Changes in Thinking and Mood: Experiencing negative thoughts about oneself, others, or the world, and feeling detached or emotionally numb.
  • Emotional Reactions: Intense emotional reactions such as anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, or sadness.

It’s important to note that people react to trauma differently. What might be traumatic for one person might not be traumatic for another. Additionally, not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop long-lasting trauma-related symptoms. Some individuals may recover relatively quickly, while others might experience ongoing difficulties that require professional support.

What is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting is a therapeutic approach that is often used to address trauma, emotional distress, and other psychological challenges. Brainspotting is based on the understanding that our visual field, or what we perceive with our eyes, is connected to our brain’s processing of emotions and memories. This therapy involves guiding clients’ attention to specific “brainspots” in their visual field that are linked to the activation of unresolved emotional experiences or traumatic memories.

One of the advantages of Brainspotting is its non-verbal nature. Some individuals may find it challenging to articulate their traumatic experiences in words, and Brainspotting provides an alternative way to process and release trauma that doesn’t necessarily rely solely on verbal communication.

What is EMDR?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which is a therapeutic approach primarily used to treat individuals who have experienced trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other distressing life experiences. The key components of EMDR therapy include:

  • Desensitization: The goal of EMDR is to reduce the emotional distress associated with traumatic memories. This involves helping the individual process these memories in a way that makes them less disturbing.
  • Reprocessing: During EMDR therapy, the therapist helps the individual reprocess traumatic memories by using bilateral stimulation. This can involve various techniques such as following the therapist’s hand movements with their eyes, listening to alternating auditory tones, or tactile stimulation (e.g., tapping).
What is TRM?

The Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) is a therapeutic approach designed to help individuals recover from traumatic experiences and build resilience. Developed by Elaine Miller-Karas, LCSW, and based on principles from neuroscience, somatic psychology, and the study of trauma, the TRM aims to empower individuals by providing them with tools to regulate their nervous system and manage the effects of trauma.

Resilience-Building: The ultimate goal of TRM is to help individuals build resilience and restore a sense of safety and control in their lives. By learning to regulate their nervous system with specific tools designed to manage trauma responses in the body, individuals can better cope with stressors and triggers.

How long should I expect to be in therapy?

The length anytime in therapy varies according to the goals, the history of the issue and the integration of the work in therapy. Therapy can be short term to deal with a certain specific issue or more long term in nature depending on the issues and the preference of the client. This can be discussed upon initial assessment and then reassessed throughout your treatment as needed.