When something traumatic happens in your life, the original picture of the event, the sounds, thoughts, and feelings seem to get locked in the nervous system. Because of the way our bodies store trauma, that stored trauma can continue to be triggered when reminders surface.
As summarized on the EMDRIA website: “Stress responses are part of our natural fight, flight, or freeze instincts. When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create an overwhelming feeling of being back in that moment, or of being ‘frozen in time.’ EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories, and allows normal healing to resume. The experience is still remembered, but the fight, flight, or freeze response from the original event is resolved.”
Out-of-network reimbursements refer to a benefit some insurance plans offer. This benefit may result in you being either partially or fully reimbursed for the therapy session fees you have already paid. To know if this is something your insurance carrier offers, calling your provider to confirm out-of-network benefits and how to use them would be a great next step. Once you know that out-of-network benefits are available to you, I would be happy to provide you with a superbill document, which is an itemized document detailing the services I have provided to you. You would then be working directly with your insurance company regarding reimbursement.
No, I do not take insurance. The requirements and limitations associated with being paneled with insurance companies are not in alignment with my client-centered approach of establishing a treatment plan that is unique to you, free from the constraints of insurance mandates. Additionally, dealing with insurance companies can be cumbersome for the client and for the provider.
All of this said, superbills can be provided if out-of-network reimbursement is something available to you through your provider.
This is a great question; however, it is not one which can be easily answered. Because no two journeys are alike, no two timelines will be alike. At the core of my therapeutic approach is to meet you where you are in your personal process of self-discovery and healing.
What I can tell you is that an open line of communication is an important part of the work we will do together. You are in the driver’s seat, guiding how fast or slow you would like to go in our work together — and when you are ready to stop.
Learn more about my individualized and client-centered approach to this process of discovery.