Frequently Asked Questions

What type of counseling will I receive?

Oak Ridge Counseling specializes in working with persons who may have negative experiences in therapy in the past or have felt as though they haven't "clicked" with counselors.

I've been working in the helping profession since 2005 and pride myself on making people feel safe, feel comfortable, and allowing them not to feel judged.

Whether you have felt shame, embarrassment, or misunderstood, I am here to be open-minded and affirming whatever your background and experiences have been. I provide psychotherapy via talk therapy, advocacy individualized, and bring a wealth of personal experience as well as academic expertise to ensure you are receiving the best care possible.

 

Do you offer alternatives to in-person counseling?

Yes, Oak Ridge Counseling offers video/telehealth counseling services via HIPAA compliant virtual portal.

Clients wishing to participate in video-counseling exclusively need to discuss that option with me to determine if this alternative form of counseling is a good fit.


What is EMDR therapy? Will it help me?

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based tool to help persons heal from past trauma or distressing events experienced in their life.

According to the EMDR Institute, numerous studies show that by using EMDR therapy, people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.

There has been so much research on EMDR therapy that is an effective form of treatment for trauma and other disturbing experiences, recognized by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization, and the Department of Defense.

You can easily see how EMDR therapy may be effective in treating the "everyday" memories, that are the reason people have low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, and all the myriad problems that bring them in for therapy.

Over 100,000 clinicians throughout the world use the therapy. Millions of people have been treated successfully over the past 25 years (EMDR Institute, 2019).

EMDR is just one of many tools that Kismet Counseling uses to help clients. EMDR is a gradual process that the provider and client will discuss before consideration of this technique.


What forms of payment are accepted?

We currently accept the following commercial insurance plans: Anthem/BCBS, Cigna, and Medicaid. Self-Pay is also accepted at the rate of $90 per individual session. Cash, check, credit, and online payment are accepted. There is no sliding scale.