Frequently Asked Questions
Answers To Common Questions
What is DBT?
What is EMDR?
What is Somatic Experiencing?
Somatic Experiencing is an approach to healing traumatic experiences and their impact on the body. In this approach, the therapist creates a safe space for the client’s nervous system to explore what it may need to gain an expanded ability to tolerate distress while releasing trauma and suppressed emotions that have been stored in the body. More information can be found about Somatic Experiencing at: traumahealing.org
What is Sand Tray Therapy?
What is Trauma? “Big T” and “little t”
“Big T” trauma refers to types of trauma experienced from a “big” event. “Big T” trauma examples:
• birth trauma
• fighting in a war
• surviving a natural disaster
• invasive medical procedures
• surviving a rape or other sexual attack
• surviving sexual, emotional, or physical abuse
• surviving a life threatening car accident or injury
• surviving a physical attack such as a robbery or beating
“Little t” trauma refers to types of trauma experienced from “smaller” events. These tend to get less of our attention, but when the “little t” traumas build up because we’ve lacked the time or ability to process them, they can affect us just like “Big T” trauma. “little t” trauma examples:
• car accidents
• going through a divorce or a break up
• ongoing emotional abuse, neglect or conflict
• experiences of shame, humiliation, or being left out
• being betrayed by a family member or close friend
• losing your job unexpectedly
• not feeling cared for
What insurance companies do you accept?
- Americas PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Medicaid/MA)
Metropolitan Health Plan
Medical Assistance (MA)
Healthpartners (Currently: MA/PMAP only)
United Behavioral Health (UBH)
United Health Care
I am part of the LGBTQIA+ community, am I safe here?
Our clinic is absolutely a safe place for you; whether you are confident in your identity, exploring it, or in transition. We take great care to provide an environment where every person feels comfortable to be their truest self. Three of our therapists are part of the LGBTQIA+ community and all are allies. At almost any given time, our groups have one or more members who are LGBTQIA+ and we always encourage and support use of your identified pronouns.
About Our Services
DBT For Adults
Life is not easy, but it doesn’t have to be this hard either. The first step toward a better future is deciding that you no longer want to stay in your current circumstances. Our trauma-informed team of therapists can help you take that first step… Learn More
The passing of time does not heal all wounds. It’s common for people to struggle for years or decades after a traumatic event or overwhelming life experience. TI-DBT is a therapy designed to help you make sense of your symptoms… Learn More
DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE)
Do you feel like your meds are not working? Are you frustrated with the lack of progress in your healing? Medication and traditional therapies are important tools for treating depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions… Learn More
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative therapeutic approach that has proven to be effective in reducing the long-lasting effects of distressing memories by developing adaptive coping mechanisms… Learn More
Our Art Therapy DBT programs offer healing through hands-on creative expression. Art Therapy provides a wonderful opportunity to relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety, and cope with life’s stressors in a positive way… Learn More
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