Specializing in Therapy for Adults and Adolescents, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Spiritual Wellness

 
Individual Counseling
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Each person I see is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all style of therapy.  I will work with you to customize your care and tailor my approach to best meet your needs.  In my practice, I use a variety of modalities, including creative interventions, mindfulness, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Internal Family Systems, dream work and active imagination, Transpersonal therapy, psychodynamic counseling, Ecotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy.  For more information about soul health and spiritual wellness, click here. 

I am an in-network provider with most major insurance carriers.  While I am happy to bill your insurance if I am in your network, please know that in order for services to be deemed "medically necessary," I must submit a mental health diagnosis.  This can negatively affect your ability to obtain health or life insurance in the future or could hinder your ability to secure occupations that require high level security clearance.  Additionally, not all treatment modalities are covered by insurance.  This information is merely for transparency and is not meant to discourage seeking treatment.  I am happy to answer any questions you might have about using medical insurance for counseling.

GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.

  • You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical 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 bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or 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

 
LGBTQ2SIA+ Counseling
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I strive to be an affirming therapist and welcome all sexual orientations, gender identities, and relationships.  I belong to SAIGE- The Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities Idaho (formerly Idaho Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling) and I'm committed to educating myself on the unique needs of LGBTQ2SIA+ individuals. I have worked closely with transgender and gender diverse individuals in various stages of identity development and transition.  I ascribe to the WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) standards of care and will collaborate, as needed, with your medical team to coordinate care for your desired authentic expression, including writing letters necessary for gender affirming surgery.  

 
Trauma Counseling
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Experiencing traumatic events or something distressing for which you were unprepared can have long-lasting, painful symptoms, like flashbacks or nightmares, feelings of unexplainable fear, sadness, or anger, and negative beliefs about yourself, others, and the world.  Trauma can leave you with a sense of lasting depression or that nothing feels safe. It can become difficult to feel connected to or loving toward others, and it may feel extremely difficulty to experience positive emotions.  These experiences could start suddenly or may take years to surface.  The good news is, there is hope for recovering from trauma.  I use a variety of strengths based, trauma informed therapies, including Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, and clinical hypnotherapy. 

For more information about Internal Family Systems, please visit What is IFS?

For more information about EMDR therapy, please visit EMDRIA 

 

 
Adolescent Therapy
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I currently work with adolescents ages 13 and up.  Some of my work with teens includes developing healthy coping for anxiety and stress, reducing perfectionism and increasing self-acceptance, improving self-esteem and feelings of self-worth, developing emotional intelligence and empathy, creating healthy relationships with family and peers, and recovery from trauma.  I utilize creative methods including art, music, journaling, animation, and mindfulness.  Additionally, hypnotherapy is also a great tool for teens to address academic or athletic performance, issues related to self-esteem, and building internal resources for trauma recovery.  

Spiritual Counseling  & Coaching
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If you've experienced negative spiritual experiences and/or religious trauma or you're looking for a deeper sense of meaning and purpose, I offer a space to show up as your whole, authentic Self, and to free yourself of painful programming.  If requested, spiritual techniques may include mindfulness and guided meditation, creating unique and meaningful rituals, Ancestor/generational healing, working with inner Guides and Allies, and accessing your Akashic record for karmic healing.