Counseling and EMDR Therapy in Texas
What kinds of clients do you serve:
I work with adults, ages 18 and older, across the life span. I also work with adult couples.
Do you offer telehealth or online sessions?
Yes, I use a HIPAA compliant platform to offer video counseling.
Can EMDR be part of an online session?
Yes, EMDR can be adapted for online sessions and can be effective. I am trained in adapting therapy to an online format, including EMDR integration.
How long does therapy take?
Progress is measured on an ongoing basis. We will discuss this regularly to ensure we are addressing your goals and treatment needs.
How long is a therapy session?
Session length is typically 60 minutes. However, some individuals prefer and will benefit from 90 minute sessions. For trauma reprocessing, 90 minute sessions may be indicated. Also, for Imago couples therapy, 90 minute sessions are typically most appropriate.
How often do we meet?
This depends on the acuity and overall treatment needs. Each treatment plan is tailored uniquely to the client or couple. However, typically, clients tend to progress more quickly toward their goals and are able to sustain these gains through a series of consistent weekly appointments. Couples may meet weekly or at 10 to 14 day intervals, per the unique needs of the couple.
Whether you are an individual or couple, I will discuss my specific recommendations for you, collaborate on a plan, and continue to adjust as progress is made.
Why is it recommended at first to schedule more frequently?
Clients who invest in sessions at the appropriate frequency tend to heal faster, sustain their gains, and tend to be less likely to relapse into old patterns. Healing work that is sustained long-term is typically a commitment of time, resources, and energy. But, the gains can be priceless!
Do you give homework?
Yes, I often will make recommendations about resources to listen to, read, or watch depending on your preferred learning style. I also frequently make recommendations regarding at-home activities, journaling, or specific tools for you to practice. These are specific and targeted for your goals, to strengthen integration of the work you do in session.
What if I need to cancel our appointment or I get sick?
Please notify me as soon as you suspect that you may need to cancel; this allows time for us to adjust and reschedule if needed. All cancellations require 24 hour notice for appointments lasting up to 75 minutes and require 48 hour notice for any appointments lasting 90 minutes or over. If cancellation notice is not provided within these guidelines, the entire session fee will be charged.
What is your availability?
I schedule in-person or online sessions Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm. Fridays may be scheduled per need for intensive sessions, which last a half or full day with scheduled breaks in between.
Do you take insurance?
I am not on any insurance panels. I can provide receipts and I do offer a Superbill, which you may use to file an out of network claim with your insurance company. As a private pay practice, clients pay the full fee for services at the time the services are provided. You may pay with cash, credit card, HSA/FSA, or check.
Where are you located?
Hope’s Lantern is located in McKinney, Texas. We are centrally located to many surrounding cities, including: Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Allen, Richardson and North Dallas.
Address: 8751 Collin McKinney Parkway, Suite #1001; McKinney, Texas 75070.
I am ready to get started. What do I do next?
I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if I am the right counselor for you based on your needs. Click here to schedule now and I will help you move forward.