EMDR & Brainspotting Adjunct Therapy
Partnership between client and therapists for a collaborative experience towards therapeutic goals.
Adjunct therapy is the practice of partnering with your primary therapist to utilize certain forms of modalities and/or for improved therapeutic purposes to engage effectively when effective treatment has become "stuck" and sometimes ineffective. In general, adjunct therapy is short-term (6-12 sessions) and with the options to have a 50-minute or 2-hour intensive session. At times. clients dealing with prolonged exposure to traumatic or distressing experience may benefit from longer-term approach (more than 12 sessions).
Adjunct therapy does not replace meetings with your primary therapist, but rather improves your treatment success by meeting with both therapists at the same time.
How Does it Work?
It involves scheduling a 30-minute adjunct consultation ($50.00) with you and your primary therapist to redefine where you are "stuck" in your treatment, what progress have you made, and psycho-education about EMDR, Brainspotting and Somatic Embodiment*.
We will work together to decide on therapies, session frequency, and duration. A schedule might show a client seeing both therapists in the same week, or alternating sessions with both therapists each week, or meeting with your Adjunct therapist intensively for a 2-hour extended session every other week and the primary therapist every other week.
The Roles: The primary therapists manage the client's treatment plan and remain the therapist on clinical record. All crisis interventions or emergencies are managed by the primary therapist. My role as an adjunct therapist is to discuss with your primary therapist about the impact and effectiveness of the treatment both in and out of session.
The client will review and consent to Adjunct Therapy Agreement , which includes general expectations, cancellation policy and payment expectations.
You must continue to meet with your primary therapist to continue adjunctive therapy.
Rates & Payment
Some health insurance may cover adjunctive therapy and require a clinical medical diagnosis, and a medical CPT procedural code. It is your obligation to consult with your insurance carrier to ensure they will reimburse the cost. For clients wishing to use their out of network (OON) insurance benefits I can provide you with the “statement of reimbursement/superbill” for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. I do not complete insurance paperwork or communicate with insurance regarding claim reimbursement.