Intensives are typically 3-6 hours of treatment for one to four consecutive days (more days can be booked as needed; but there will be at least one day's time off after four days). Additional scheduling options are available; we work together to customize your intensive therapy schedule to your needs.
Intensive therapy is not covered by insurance.; qualifying clients can use VCAP funds to pay for intensives. Intensive clients must have, or be willing to engage with, a primary therapist to whom they are able to return for aftercare if needed. Learn more about Intensives
In response to increased community need for EMDR and trauma-focused therapy, I am now only working adjunctly; potential clients must have, or being willing to engage with, a primary therapist who will provide ongoing stabilization and support. Please visit the FAQ page if you would like clarification about what adjunct therapy is.
Currently, Paula has limited daytime availability open for people with Beaver County Medical Assistance/Carelon (as sole insurance), or self pay clients, who are seeking adjunct EMDR therapy or adjunct therapeutic/trauma-focused yoga.
If you have commercial insurance:
So that I can continue to offer the highest quality of treatment possible, I am phasing out of taking commercial insurances. As such, I will generally refer people with commercial/marketplace insurance to other providers. There are several reputable EMDR therapists in our region who accept most commercial insurances; please visit the FAQ page if you would like some suggestions for your search.
I am able to make some exceptions to accept adjunct clients with commercial/marketplace insurance who are well prepared for EMDR treatment, and have clinical needs appropriate for a briefer treatment model, that may include consecutive day sessions/multiple sessions per week, so as to move through trauma reprocessing expediently. I am currently in network with Highmark, United, and UPMC. Please have your primary therapist email to inquire.
People who have insurance other than these companies can choose to self pay if they would prefer to work adjunctly with me; I am able to provide a monthly receipt for people with out of network benefits.
Self pay rates are listed on the FAQ page
Paula is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant in Training, affiliated with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. Paula's areas of expertise include incorporating Yoga (and other bottom-up skills) into EMDR therapy, and case conceptualization for complex trauma and dissociation; Paula has worked with different populations and age groups; she is most experienced with treating adults who have experienced childhood or domestic abuse and/or sexual assault.
Therapists who are also Yoga Alliance RYTs can receive non-contact CE hours for individual or group consultation with me. (If individual, please let me know prior, that you will be wanting YA CEs - I need to enter it on the Yoga Alliance website before the date of our consult, in order for you to be able to get credit.)
RATES (discounted - Consultant In Training rates):
SCHEDULING - please email me to schedule:
Intersections Wellness collaborates with an array of organizations to offer continuing education for mental health professionals and yoga instructors. Paula is available to offer workshops and trainings for agencies that are motivated to provide trauma-informed and trauma-competent services. Workshops focused on the professional ethic of self care will, in most cases, satisfy the Ethics requirement of licensing boards.
Contact Paula to schedule a brief CE Lunch and Learn for your staff. Topics include: trauma competency; evolving best practices for collaborating with an adjunct EMDR therapist; referring your client for EMDR Intensives.
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