What is body-based therapy?

I work with a person’s full experience–emotional, intellectual, spiritual, physical. Because I am working with the whole person in therapy, there are times when just talking about a concern is not effective enough to truly gain perspective, or influence change. I am trained in EMDR, sensorimotor psychotherapy, reiki and use mindfulness/meditation relaxation, visual imagery, and other more sensate experiences to assist in pulling all parts of the puzzle together. Yoga, acupuncture, and other alternative therapies to assist in healing mind, spirit and body and I often recommend these as adjuncts to therapy.

   How do you work to improve body image?

Body image and self image/esteem are so closely tied, and so we work to understand where negative beliefs come from, as well as use tools to shift patterns of thought and behavior. For example, a conversation might include discussing past trauma, whether related to being criticized about weight/appearance or other painful situations, and work to untangle the distorted thoughts from your present body size and image. I work from a Health At Every SIze (HAES) informed mindset so the work we do together is to enhance your overall well-being and relationship with your body, regardless of the size, shape or weight your body may be moving around in. We can be perfectly imperfect beings, no matter what package we come in!

How do you know when therapy is “done”?

This is unique to every individual who enters into a therapy relationship. When we meet for the first time, we will talk about what is bringing you in, what you would like help with, and we will see if it feels like a good match, if you feel comfortable talking with me, and feel like I might be the right person for you. If so, we would agree on some initial issues you would like to sort out. I might send you off with homework to do, often to gather more data on what you might be having trouble with, and we would agree to meet for a period of time with goals in mind, and a clear understanding of the contract we have together. Some clients work out targeted concerns in 4-6 sessions; others find that after an initial period of discovery they want to uncover more, and choose to stay longer to continue the work of learning about themselves. Personally, I don’t think we are ever “done” with self-exploration and discovery, if we are truly living our lives! But there are times when the supportive environment of therapy can be just the right place to learn more about ourselves and gather our personal strength so that we can continue to become the people we want to become.

What are your fees?

Therapy services
$225/session for 50″ intakes, individual, couples, families and EMDR sessions

EMDR and couple/family sessions can be contracted for 1.5-2 hours at the rate of $300/$400 respectively

Session fees are expected at the time of service and I am able to take credit cards and Venmo. On your request, I can provide documentation to give to your insurance company to request reimbursement directly if your insurance has out of network benefits (you will need to check with your insurance Member Services).

For clinicians seeking consultation or supervision

I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor and work with clinicians individually and in group to offer consultation around cases, general practice issues.  I am also a Certified EMDR Therapist and would be happy to discuss how EMDR can fit into your practice. We can meet in person at my office or we can do virtual visits by phone or online.

$150/session or $400/package of three (3) session



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