Q - Where are you located?
A - Just on the north side of the Glenwood Springs Post office on Colorado Ave, one block south of the courthouse. (See 'Contact Me')
Q - Do you provide Internet/Teletherapy appointments?
Yes! You will have the option of attending in person or by Internet. When you can't arrange to make the trek to my office, just call in through the portal to my virtual office.
Q - Why did my doctor recommend that I do EMDR therapy?
A - You may explore this in our first meeting and/or visit: https://maibergerinstitute.com/is-emdr-therapy-right-for-you/
EMDR International Association: https://youtu.be/Pkfln-ZtWeY
Q - What are your fees? Please visit the Fees-Cost page, and feel free to speak with me about your needs and limitations.
Q - Habla espanol? Do you speak Spanish? Si, hablo espanol!
Q - Do you accept my insurance?
A - I accept some insurances (Anthem/BCBS, CIGNA, Optum, United/UMR, Jorgenson/Brooks, Mines & Associates), and when I am not a preferred provider for your plan, I am happy to provide you with a document you can file with your insurance company. Let's have a conversation.
Q - I think my loved one may be thinking of suicide. What should I do?
A - Ask them directly, "Are you thinking of hurting yourself or killing yourself?" If you need help with this call me at 970-628-0280 or the Colorado Crisis Line at 844-493-8255, or call 911. Don't overthink it. We are here to help.
Q - What is your specialty?
A - I am an EMDR therapist, trained to guide clients to their own wisdom regarding their hopes and fears. I consider EMDR to be a somatic therapy. We work at your pace to release stressful events that for some reason are still weighing you down. This brings you back to a higher level of functioning, a lighter existence.
Q - What ages do you work with?
A - I currently work with individuals 11 years old and up.
Q - My teenage son doesn't want to go to counseling, but I know he needs help. What can I do?
A - Great question! You're noticing how he feels, and that is a good start to helping him. I suggest validating him more by commenting on what you both know is true: "It does take time, effort, and courage to try something new."
Q - My daughter wants to go to counseling, and I want to foster that. What can I do?
A - Terrific! How about making each session an opportunity for the both of you to have some special one-on-one time together afterwards each week? (Take a walk together or go to a favorite place before returning home.)