How long is a session?
A full session can last up to 2 hours.
How much is the fee, and how do I pay?
The fee for a full session is $200. Payment methods accepted are credit card, cash or check. Payments are due at the time of the session.
What about insurance?
RRT works best without insurance imposed constraints, such as session length limitations, and assessment and diagnosis requirements. These slow down the process, and so I recommend you not use insurance. There are some other considerations about using insurance for mental health purposes in general. Click here if you are interested.
If you still plan on using insurance, call your insurance company and ask what services by an "out of network provider" might be covered by your insurance. If requested by you, I'll provide you with a "superbill" that you can submit to your insurance company when seeking reimbursement.
How long will I be in therapy?
Some people find that one or two sessions are enough to reach a desired result. Others have more complexities they would like to work though, so they continue to see me several times. Most clients participate in one to five sessions.
How will I know if it worked?
You'll feel better! Sometimes, the results are immediate during a session, sometimes they set in over the following few days. Often, effects generalize to clear out issues that weren't addressed directly.
What types of things are cleared up?
Anxiety, panic attacks, chronic pain, guilt, shame, self-consciousness, anger, acting out unintentionally, grief, intrusive thoughts, obsessive thoughts, compulsions, self-hatred, addictions, eating issues, sleep problems. Just about anything.
How is RRT different?
RRT is different from other psychotherapies in many ways. Here are some ways that stand out:
Most treatment approaches start with a lot of information gathering. Typically, a thorough biopsychosocial questionnaire is required, and administering and reviewing it takes one or more sessions. RRT require you to share only information relevant to what has been troubling to you.
Many forms of therapy work off a diagnosis, such as "Major Depressive Disorder," "Generalized Anxiety Disorder" or PTSD. Some people come in with a diagnosis already, others do not. There is no need to diagnose using RRT, and I will not diagnose unless requested by you. My focus is understand what has been troubling you, and how its been troubling.
Responsibility for Change:
Most therapies place the responsibility for change squarely on the shoulders of the client, with the therapist in a supportive role. For an RRT client, change occurs naturally and automatically. An RRT practitioner takes full responsibility for causing change.
Mindset and Treatment Goals:
Some forms of treatment are long-term, in which there is a deep probing into what’s wrong, what needs fixing, drilling down. Introspection and self-analysis are strongly encouraged, and can be difficult and feel endless. Other treatments are more short-term, but they tend to have more limited results. You may learn different ways of thinking and coping skills, but usually some of the core problem remains out of reach and continues to influence thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
An RRT practitioner keeps a vision in my mind at all times - a vision of what is a desired result. This vision refines as more is learned about you, but it always boils down to some form of you with your mind clear, present and responding only to what is beneficial and desirable for you. With this clear vision in mind, I create experiences for you that move you toward that goal. As these experiences integrate, the old unwanted ways of reacting and mindset disappear. RRT focuses on creating a transformational experience that changes your thinking about how your minds work, how you see yourself and others, and how you relate to the rest of the world so that you respond in ways that you find are more beneficial and desirable.
How trauma and other disturbing events are handled: Most current evidence-based therapies target behavior change, for which the client is responsible. If the underlying trauma is addressed, it is often through intense and prolonged distress, and often people drop out or avoid it altogether because the process is agonizing. In RRT, the underlying emotional memory is addressed and cleared. After this process is complete, information about the trauma can be remembered, but without emotional distress.