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  • Do you offer an initial consultation?
    Yes! I believe that therapy works best when both client and therapist feel a sense of "connectedness" and a "rightness of fit". I provide a free 15-minute initial telephone consultation to potential clients so that we can learn briefly about one another before scheduling the first appointment. Fill out the Ask a Question Form to schedule a time to touch base about how I may be able to help!
  • What are your payment options and rates? Do you accept insurance?
    Payment Options: Quantum Psychotherapy Group is an out-of-network provider. Out-of-Pocket: Cash, Credit/Debit Card, Check, HSA/FSA Card Contact Quantum Psychotherapy Group to learn more about rates and to request an appointment. You can visit their website here to learn more. * HSA/FSA Cards are accepted.
  • How do I use my Out-of-Network benefits?
    Quantum Psychotherapy Group provides courtesy billing services, submitting claims directly to your insurance plan for out-of-network processing. You will solely be responsible for any out-of-network deductible and/or coinsurance (copay), which will be verified and relayed to you prior to your first appointment.
  • Are our sessions confidential?
    Absolutely! All virtual appointments are held via a HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform to ensure secure privacy in on online meeting space. Clients meeting virtually must also meet in a location that provides physical privacy where they feel comfortable with openly expressing their thoughts and feelings. I encourage the use of headphones for further confidentiality. All sessions require a signed consent (HIPAA form) in order for conversation to occur with outside sources with the following exceptions per state law and professional ethics: 1) If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person. 2) Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children. adults, and elders. 3) If a judge were to subpoena a client's records and therapist is mandated to turn them over.
  • Is online therapy right for me?
    Virtual therapy is a flexible option for receiving support without the hassle of having to carve out unnecessary time from your busy schedule for traveling to and from the office. Many folks who work full-time appreciate the ability to meet virtually during their designated lunch break or before logging in for the workday. That being said, online therapy isn't for everybody. If you are experiencing an immediate crisis or a serious mental health concern, meeting with a professional in-person is encouraged.
  • What about those other online options like BetterHelp or Talkspace?
    While these platforms provide ease of access to a mental health professional, they tend to have high therapist turnover rate. This means that you might have to transfer to numerous therapists throughout your course of treatment, leaving you having to re-introduce yourself, your concerns, and develop rapport with a new provider. These websites also tend to have "generalist" therapy providers, who many not have the expertise or experience necessary to support you with your specific concerns. This is especially true for sex therapy services as well as queer, kink, and poly/CNM affirming and knowledgeable support.
  • What is the difference between overt incest and emotional incest
    Overt Incest is explicit sexual act(s) enacted by a non-spousal family member, relative, or close friend. Emotional Incest also known as covert incest or spousification, is described as a relationship between a parent and child, in which the child feels more like a spouse or partner to the parent. Typically the parent is motivated by either loneliness or a troubled marriage, so he/she turns to the child for the support they are looking for from an adult partner. With emotional incest there is not necessarily any kind of overt sexual touching, but the relationship for the child feels too close for comfort. The boundaries of the child are not respected. The child--and eventually the adult child--feels at times used, trapped, or emotionally entangled with the parent. Overt and Covert Incest can occur individually as well as together.
  • Can sexual abuse by a same-sex perpetrator lead me to becoming queer?
    Many individuals, both straight and queer, have worried about this very question. Sexual abuse DOES NOT ORIENT our sexuality it DISORIENTS our sexuality. Sexual abuse is not about sexuality it is about abuse.
  • Does childhood sexual abuse have an effect on the sexual fantasies and turn ons/turn offs I have as an adult?
    Yes AND no. Sexuality and erotic interests are unique for each and every person. Because of this, sexual fantasies, kinks, and turn ons tend to have many contributing experiential, relational, biological, and sensorial origins. Sexual abuse does not determine our sexual or erotic orientations, it disorients us. Sexual abuse can leave a trauma imprint on our sexual-erotic template. This imprint can have an influence on how we relate to and engage with our sexual and erotic selves (solo and partnered). That being said, there are many individuals both with and without SA histories that claim to trace their fantasies/kinks/turn ons to experiences from their childhood. At the end of the day, if it is pleasurable, consensual, honest, non-exploitative, safe, and aligns with the values for all parties involved, YOU get to decide how YOU want to engage with your sexual and erotic self regardless of your past.
  • What is narcissistic abuse?
    Narcissistic abuse refers to a pattern of manipulative and harmful behavior inflicted by someone with narcissistic personality traits or a diagnosed narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) on another individual, typically a partner, family member, or close associate. It involves various forms of emotional, psychological, and sometimes physical mistreatment aimed at controlling and dominating the victim for the narcissist's personal gain or to satisfy their own emotional needs.
  • What is relational trauma?
    Relational trauma, also known as interpersonal trauma, refers to traumatic experiences that occur within the context of relationships with others, particularly in the context of close interpersonal connections such as family, romantic partners, caregivers, or peers. Unlike single-event traumas (e.g., a car accident or natural disaster), relational trauma involves repeated or prolonged exposure to traumatic events within the context of relationships. Relational trauma often leads to C-PTSD.
  • What is Complex PTSD?
    Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is a psychological condition that can develop after experiencing prolonged or repeated trauma, particularly interpersonal trauma such as childhood abuse, domestic violence, or captivity. It's often characterized by a combination of symptoms that go beyond those of traditional PTSD, which typically develops after a single traumatic event.
  • Helpful resources for survivors of sexual abuse, trauma, and incest:
    One of my favorite books for survivors of male sexual abuse is called Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse (by Mike Lew). I also like Silently Seduced: When Parents Make Their Children Partners (by Kenneth M. Adams). Note that this book uses sex addiction language. Rather than viewing sexual compulsivity as an addiction, research has found that it is more similar to that of an overuse of a specific coping skill that has become maladaptive overtime. Some helpful websites and advocacy resources for survivors include:
  • What is Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
    AEDP is an attachment-based relational approach to therapy. "Many psychotherapies focus on the content of the stories that people tell about themselves, looking for insights that can be used to fix what’s wrong. By contrast, AEDP focuses on fostering awareness of the emotional life of the client as it unfolds in real time in front of the therapist. The therapist is actively affirming, emotionally engaged and supportive. She encourages the client to attend not only to their thoughts and emotions but also to the physical experience of those thoughts and emotions,” Hillary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW, AEDP Therapist.
  • What is Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy?
    Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based approach created by psychotherapist Dr. Richard Schwartz. IFS presents a framework of the mind that understands the individual as being composed of a network, or system, of parts. These parts hold feelings (worry, anger, sadness guilt, fear, etc.) and thoughts (judgements or criticism of self or others) that impact behavior in our daily life (i.e. overworking, avoiding worrisome/triggering situations, acting out impulsively, over controlling, etc.). In IFS we refer to these parts as being an "Internal Family". At the center of this system of parts (or inner-personalities) is the Core Self (the internal "I" or "Me"). The Core Self can best be seen as our "Authentic Self" and can be described as compassionate, dedicated, respectful, clear, and playful. The goal in IFS Therapy is to help clients become aware of, and differentiate their authentic Core Self from the various inner parts (the anxious part, angy part, wounded inner child part, etc.). When one is able to make this distinction, they no longer feel directed by their parts, and can more fully make sense of their inner and external life, as well as past and current experiences. IFS is a great approach for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. Below is a great video clip about what is IFS:
  • What is Core Self Reclamation Therapy?
    CSRT "is a relationally bold, new form of therapy devoted to undoing the structure of the Wounded Self so that the Core Self can be reclaimed. Using targeted, specialized interventions, the CSRT therapist pierces and melts the entrenched defenses and toxic shame states that keep patients stuck in self-hatred and suffering...CSRT therapist deftly guides the patient back to their birthright of love." - SueAnne Piliero, PhD, founder of CSRT
  • What is Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy?
    EFIT is a relational-experiential therapeutic approach that privileges emotion and emotional regulation in the therapeutic session. EFIT pulls from attachment theory, modern emotion theory, and affective neuroscience. The EFIT therapist serves as a secure and compassionate base for the client to process suppressed emotion and heal from childhood, attachment, and emotional wounds.
  • What is Mindfulness?
    Mindfulness is being in the present moment without judgement or criticism. Throughout sessions we will weave in mindfulness techniques that will help you become more attuned to your inner thoughts/feelings and somatic sensations. Mindfulness also helps couples become more aware of the overall presence of one another. This mindful connection can increase attunement and intimacy with couples. Mindfulness has been found to help help with anxiety, depression, concerns with sex and intimacy, trauma, and much more.
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