EMDR Therapy

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EMDR Therapy

EMDR THERAPY

What is EMDR and how can it help? 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from different treatment approaches.

EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy method that uses a technique called bilateral stimulation to repeatedly activate opposite sides of the brain. Therapists often use eye movements to facilitate bilateral stimulation. These eye movements mimic the period of sleep referred to as rapid eye movement or REM sleep, and this portion of sleep is frequently considered to be the time when the mind processes the recent events in the person’s life.

EMDR seems to help the brain reprocess the trapped memories in such a way that normal information processing is resumed. Therapists often use EMDR to help clients uncover and process beliefs that developed as the result of relational traumas, or childhood abuse and/or neglect.

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EMDR therapy can be a sanctuary for people of color to safely reprocess and heal from past traumas, enhancing resilience and understanding within a context of shared experience and trust.

EMDR had been originally established as helpful for PTSD, although it’s been proven useful for treatment in the following conditions:

  • Panic Attacks
  • Complicated Grief
  • Dissociative Orders
  • Disturbing Memories
  • Phobias
  • Pain Disorders
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Stress Reduction
  • Sexual and/or Physical Abuse
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

EMDR therapy can help you feel like you again.

EMDR therapy can be a great benefit to those who identify with the following:

Do you experience distressing emotions that appear to you, and perhaps to others, to be excessive given the current situation?

Do you tend to be highly reactive to certain triggers?

Is there one or more dysfunctional beliefs that you believe about yourself that on an intellectual level you know is not true?

Do you find yourself avoiding certain places, people, or activities because they trigger distressing memories?

Are there moments when you feel disconnected from yourself or your surroundings, almost as if you're watching your life from the outside?

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What are your rates?

Individual Therapy – $155 for each appointment. See our Rates & Insurance page for more information. 

What are your insurance details?

The practice is in-network with Aetna, Highmark, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Anthem, and Federal Employee Program. if your are unsure if we are an in-network provider for your plan, feel free to contact us for more information.

If you have an insurance that the practice is not in-work with (e.g., Independence Blue Cross, Keystone, Personal Choice, Cigna, United Health Care, etc), you can contact the member services or Behavioral/Mental Health number on the back of your card, and ask if your have out of network benefits. If you have out of network benefits, the practice can provide you with a Superbill after each therapy session to submit to your insurance provider.

The following questions can be asked to determine if you have out of network benefits:

  • Does my health insurance plan include out of network mental health benefits?
  • Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and how much has been accumulated so far?
  • Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
  • Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
  • What would be covered if I worked with an out-of-network provider?
  • What is the process to be reimbursed for out of network benefits?
How do you accept payment?

Major credit cards are accepted. We also accept payment from a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flex Spending Account.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you will be charged a $95 missed session fee.

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Improve Your Mental Wellbeing and Find Peace in Everyday Life With Help From Qualified Black Therapists

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2133 Arch Street, Suite 304
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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