Type of Treatment
I primarily use the Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) model it looks at how you think, feel, and act in response to emotional distress. You learn strategies to handle painful and distressful thoughts and feelings more effectively so they have less impact and influence over your actions.
I also am trained in using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for treatment of OCD. ERP is considered to be the “gold-standard” in treating these issues. It’s goal is for you to gradually put yourself in situations that create anxiety so you can learn how to manage your distress without avoidance or rituals.
ASSESSMENT AND SESSIONS
All clients must have an initial assessment in my office. This is a 60 minute appointment during which I will talk with you about your reasons for seeking help, your current symptoms, your biological, family, and social history, and your expectations for treatment. If it is indicated that ongoing therapy will be helpful, we will agree on a course of treatment using therapeutic strategies that I recommend will bring you the most benefit.
Individual sessions are in my office and are typically 50 minutes long. The frequency of our meetings will be determined by your goals.
The cost for a 50-60 minute session is $110. Full payment is due at time of service. I accept cash, check, FSA or HSA cards, and most major credit cards. However, because of credit card processing rates, I prefer payment in cash or check. I participate in the Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS), Blue Choice, and South Carolina State Employees insurance networks. If you do not have one of these plans, at the end of the month I will provide you with a “superbill” that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.