SERVING CLIENTS ACROSS MONTANA
SERVING CLIENTS ACROSS MONTANA
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or "EMDR" is a revolutionary therapy developed by Francine Shapiro in 1988. It is widely researched and is helpful in treating trauma, car accidents, war trauma, sexual assault, rape, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, just to name a few.
To quote the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), "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."
Somatic Experiencing , or "SE" is a groundbreaking therapy developed by Peter Levine. It allows the person to work through traumatic memories, by allowing the body to complete its natural defensive responses of fight/flight/freeze/fawn and faint.
Starting therapy can be intimidating if you have never tried it before. However, you will find it is a great way to have a supportive, unbiased 3rd party to talk to about issues you're experiencing, and in a way no family member, or friend can.
The first session is an "intake session" where your counselor will ask questions, gather information and learn about your strengths, challenges and talk about how they think they can help you. The counselor will talk to you about any symptoms you may have been experiencing, and will also help you to set goals for counseling.
After that, the counselor provides support to you with counseling methods, and over time you should notice relief from the stress or other symptoms you have been experiencing.
Therapy can be really neat, as you will form a relationship with your counselor like no other, based upon trust, respect and unconditional positive regard for you and your choices.
When you begin counseling, it is best to attend weekly sessions, so we can get to know you quicker and get you results and relief more quickly.
We only offer in person sessions in Livingston and Gardner with Kris Loomis. Everyone else at the practice offers telehealth, which is effective and the research supports it effectiveness.
Telehealth makes it possible for you to attend counseling from the comfort of your own home, or anywhere for that matter! We use a HIPAA privacy compliant platform for every session, to ensure confidentiality and privacy of your session.
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• 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.
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