Brainspotting locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma and other stored memories in the subcortical brain that cause emotional and physical symptoms. It was discovered by David Grand, Ph.D in 2003 who found that where you look affects how you feel. Brainspotting is a powerful somatic modality that helps to identify, process, and release symptoms of trauma, emotional and physical pain, and other challenging symptoms stored deep within the central nervous system. When using Brainspotting as a tool in psychotherapy, the therapist is paying close attention to the client’s experience, following where the client leads, and supporting them in the natural process of healing. Bilateral sound throughout the session helps the client to process and integrate the work that is being done.
I serve California, New York, South Carolina residents via telehealth only, and North Carolina residents via telehealth or in-person.
Psychotherapy, counseling, and life or relationship coaching for individuals, couples, families, or small groups
- Free initial 15-minute phone consultation
- Brief (2-10 consecutive or intermittent sessions)
- Long-term intermittent work (every 2-4 weeks)
- Telehealth via video conference
Supervision for trainees and associates working towards licensure in CA and NC (currently full)
- Fees are discussed and set during an initial consultation and depend upon the length of the session.
- I accept Aetna and most Optum insurance through Alma (helloalma.com) depending my availability.
- I do not submit claims for insurance. If needed, I can write a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance company to see if they reimburse for out-of-network provider services.
- Employee Assistance Programs (EAP): I am a provider for Claremont EAP and Empathia EAP. Request services through your employer’s EAP.
A further sign of health is that we don’t become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it’s time to stop struggling and look directly at what’s threatening us.
– Pema Chodron