Tara Currie-Martinez, LCSW
Bay Area Therapist for Adults, on the SF Peninsula.
You are a successful professional,
but you struggle with relationships.
You are doing well in your career, but that success doesn't always translate when it comes to your personal relationships.
My approach to providing therapy is Integrative. This is a form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit your individual needs as a person. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems, and EMDR.
EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is widely known as an evidence based therapy prevent to be effective in the treatment of PTSD.
EMDR has also been shown to be effective in clinical settings for the treatment of Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Complicated Grief, Disturbing Memories, Performance Anxiety, Addictions and Urges, and the effects of childhood neglect and abuse (complex trauma).
EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information. Normal information processing is resumed, so following a successful EMDR session, a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the event is brought to mind. You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting. Many types of therapy have similar goals. However, EMDR appears to be similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Therefore, EMDR can be thought of as a physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way.
If you are interested in receiving EMDR therapy, we can discuss whether or not that would be a good fit for you.
My fee for a 50 minute session is $175.
I have limited sliding scale slots available.
I accept credit cards, checks, and HSA payments
I do not currently accept insurance, but do accept payment though Health Savings Accounts
I can provide you with an out-of-network invoice to submit to your insurance to assist you in seeking reimbursement.