Frequently Asked Questions

Payment & Insurance

Do you accept insurance?

I operate as a private-pay therapist, meaning I do not accept insurance directly.

This approach allows for greater flexibility and confidentiality in our therapeutic relationship, ensuring that our focus remains solely on your well-being without the constraints of insurance processes.

Upon request, I can provide you with a detailed receipt, known as a “Superbill,” which you can submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement, depending on your plan’s out-of-network benefits.

I recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand your coverage and reimbursement options.

How do I pay for sessions?

I accept all major credit cards, including American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

Once your intake session is scheduled, you will be enrolled in an auto-pay system. This means the credit card stored in your client portal will be charged your invoiced amount after our appointment (overnight between 12 AM and 2 AM in your local time zone).

“Goodbye,” annoying bills and invoices… “Hello,” peace of mind!

What is the cost of a virtual EMDR session?

Intake session: $250

50-minute session: $165, 75-minute session: $250, 90-minute session: $300

Extended sessions offer benefits for EMDR therapy such as deeper processing, continuous flow, comprehensive treatment, reduced transition time, and enhanced continuity. These advantages allow for more focused attention, thorough exploration, and a smoother therapeutic experience. This can lead to faster relief from symptoms and a shorter overall duration of therapy. The decision regarding session length is made in collaboration with your therapist, taking into account your needs and goals.

What is a Good Faith Estimate (GFE)?

Beginning January 1, 2022, federal laws regulating client care have been updated to include the “No Surprises” Act. This Act requires healthcare practitioners to provide current and potential clients a “Good Faith Estimate” (GFE) on the cost of treatment they can expect to pay. This new regulation is designed to provide transparency to clients regarding their expected medical expenses and to protect them from surprises when they receive their medical bills. It allows clients to understand how much their healthcare will cost before they receive services.

Because therapy is a deeply personal experience tailored to the unique needs of the client and the presenting concerns, determining the duration of treatment before we begin is ethically impossible. We will continue to check in, review progress, and make personalized decisions regarding the frequency and duration of treatment periodically. Additional or less frequent services may be recommended based on our work together and your progress toward your goals.

This estimate of your costs is only an estimate and your actual charges may differ. This estimate is not a contract and does not obligate you to obtain clinical services from me. You have the right to terminate services at any time.

Telehealth & Location Accessibility

Where are you located?

Dig Deep Therapy is a virtual practice, so we’ll meet online in a comfortable setting of your choice.

As long as you’re in Washington, we can work together!

Are virtual therapy sessions confidential?

Absolutely.

Your privacy is my priority. We will use secure, encrypted platforms to ensure the confidentiality of your sessions.

How do virtual EMDR sessions work?

In an EMDR session, we’ll start by discussing your goals and any specific memories causing distress.

You’ll then be guided to engage in bilateral stimulation, such as following guided eye movements or taps, while focusing on those memories. This helps desensitize the emotional impact and promotes adaptive processing.

We’ll work together to process and reframe these memories throughout the process, fostering healing and positive change.

Is virtual EMDR as effective as in-person sessions?

Yes!

Numerous studies show the effectiveness of virtual EMDR. It allows for the same depth of processing and healing from the comfort of your own space.

Do I need any special equipment for virtual EMDR sessions?

All you’ll need is a reliable Internet connection, a device with a camera, headphones (optional), and a quiet, comfortable space where you can focus without interruptions.

How do I get started?

Kickstart your journey with a complimentary 20-minute video consultation.

It’s like a virtual coffee date to chat, get to know each other, and see if we’re a good match for your transformative experience. Essentially, it’s a vibe check.

Send me a message through the Contact form, and we’ll find a time to connect.

Other Common Questions

What is EMDR?

EMDR therapy, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a type of psychotherapy that helps process and overcome distressing memories.

It involves guided eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to promote healing and reduce the emotional impact of past traumas or difficult experiences.

What issues does EMDR help address?

EMDR is effective in treating a range of issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, fears, and low self-esteem.

EMDR is particularly helpful for individuals who have experienced distressing events (*hint* we all have) and are seeking an evidence-based therapeutic approach to go deeper than talk therapy to process and overcome those challenges for good.

How do I know if EMDR is right for me?

During our initial consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and assess if EMDR is the right fit for you.

If you’re skeptical, that’s okay! I was, too. I encourage open dialogue and welcome the parts of you that have questions. It’s important to find a therapy that aligns with your needs.

We can discuss any concerns you may have and explore if EMDR is the right fit for you.

Can EMDR therapy be emotionally intense?

It can be, as we’re addressing deep-seated emotions and difficult memories.

However, we’ll create a safe space, do plenty of preparation, and you’re always in control of the pace.

Can EMDR be combined with other therapeutic approaches?

Yes! It’s always good to mix things up. I integrate EMDR with approaches like Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

You’ll also learn the science behind why you do what you do and how to regulate your emotions like a boss. It’s as if we’re creating a personalized therapy smoothie – blending in a few main ingredients and weaving in tools and techniques to boost your overall well-being.

It’s all about creating a plan that’s uniquely you!

How long does EMDR treatment typically last?

The duration varies, but many clients experience significant relief within 8 to 12 sessions.

We’ll create a personalized treatment plan and work at a pace that feels right for you.

How long is each session?

Sessions generally run for 75 minutes.

Unlike the standard 50 minutes, the extra time allows for a smoother, more immersive experience, ensuring we can delve into the complexities of your journey and provide the thorough processing needed for effective healing.

Think of it as giving your mind the spaciousness it deserves for a truly transformative EMDR adventure.

Will I learn coping skills?

Developing coping skills is an integral part of the process. Actually, I call these skills ‘regulating resources.’ We’ll work together to equip you with tools to manage emotions and navigate challenges effectively.

How often will I attend therapy sessions?

I recommend meeting once a week for the first few months so that we can get to know each other and build trust. Large gaps between sessions can get in the way of your progress.

Once we have agreed on an appointment time, this spot will be held for you each week. We will do our best to reschedule if scheduling conflicts arise.

This consistent commitment provides the space and time to dig deep in our sessions. It is a valuable (and rare) opportunity to slow down, check in, and reflect on the feelings, struggles, and victories we experience.

What is your cancellation policy?

Sh*t happens. I ask for at least 48 hours’ notice for cancellations or rescheduling to avoid fees.

You will be responsible for the full session fee if any changes are made within the cancellation window.

What populations do you work with?
I mostly work with Gen Z or millennial-aged BIPOC women in the creative, corporate, or entrepreneurial world.

If you don’t fit within those descriptions, no problem!

Feel free to reach out, and we’ll set up a time to connect and see if we’d be a good fit for each other.

What’s your take on cultural sensitivity?

I prioritize creating a space that’s culturally sensitive and aware.

I recognize the reality of racism, sexism, and oppression faced by marginalized groups, and it’s my commitment to address these issues with empathy and understanding.

Together, we’ll navigate these conversations with respect and humility, fostering a space where you can freely express yourself without judgment.

Fun Facts

Are there any virtual therapy fashion trends?
Comfort is KEY in virtual therapy fashion. Do you, girl.
What’s your favorite mental health Instagram page?

@the.holistic.psychologist for education and mic drops, @softcore_trauma for memes

How many beverages do you have on your desk at one time?
At least three.
Do you have a favorite inspirational quote?

Oh, I have way too many! Currently, one of my favorites is from the poet, Yung Pueblo:

“Wholeness is when lies no longer stand between you and yourself.”

What are your go-to feel-good shows?

In no particular order: Seinfeld, The Office, Friends, or Schitt’s Creek.