PSYCHOTHERAPY & COACHING

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Do you want to attend psychotherapy or coaching sessions but are having a difficult time finding a professional who understands the unique dynamics and healing tasks of narcissistic abuse?  Do you want to get the support you need and practical strategies you can use to help you get right from the convenience and comfort of your own home? If so, then coaching or e-therapy using video may be right for you. Wear your jammies, get comfortable and begin your recovery.

How TO GET STARTED?

Let’s find a time to meet 

Click the the link to my  LIVE CALENDAR to book your online session with me.  
Once you’ve paid for your session, you’ll receive a confirmation email with all the meeting details. access to the secure client portal, and online forms to complete prior to your first session. 

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pSYCHOTHERAPY & nARCISSISTIC abUSE rECOVERY COACHING

 

Psychotherapy (Texas & California Residents Only)

Psychotherapy sessions can be helpful in treating a wide range of mental health concerns, and may be right for you if you’re experiencing:

Anxiety (such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, panic disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSd)

Mood Disorders (such as bipolar disorder or major depression)

Psychotherapy can help with a number of life’s stresses and conflicts that can affect anyone. For example, it may help you: 

Resolve conflicts and reconnect with your partner or someone else in your life 

Relieve anxiety or stress due to stressful and upsetting life events

Cope with major life changes, such as divorce or the death of a loved one

Learn to manage unhealthy reactions, such as passive-aggressive behavior, people-pleasing,

Sleep better if you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coaching 

Are Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coaching may be right for you?

Do you want to get unstuck and find answers so you can move forward?

Do you want to learn how to stop your mind from constantly spinning, analyzing, and searching for explanations?

Do you want to find clarity and a proven roadmap forward?

Do you would like to stop struggling with cognitive dissonance?

Do you find setting and/or enforcing boundaries challenging?

Would you like support and guidance on how to navigate your toxic divorce or breakup?

Are you desperate for tools and strategies to help you deal with and manage stress, depressive thoughts, and self-defeating thoughts and behaviors?

Are you ready to explore and change maladaptive patterns and underlying beliefs, and assumptions?

Do you want to let go of the anger and need for justice?

Do you want to learn how to trust again?

Do you want to feel like yourself again and get back to the person you used to be or an even better version of your old self?

Are you wanting to learn how to protect yourself from falling for another pathological person and understand your unique cluster of personality traits that put you at risk?

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Online psychotherapy and coaching sessions are not appropriate when your situation is an emergency or a crisis situation where you need immediate help. It is not appropriate if you are suicidal and in danger of harming yourself. It is not appropriate if you feel you suffer from psychosis (hallucinations, delusions, thought disorganization) or a severe mental health condition.  Online sessions are also not appropriate if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In any of these cases, I would advise you to contact either your primary care physician or walk-in to your local emergency room.

FAQS

Is therarpy worth it?

Therapy is a financial commitment. It’s an investment in yourself and your ability to become aware of self-sabotaging patterns and more capable of practicing new, more effective thoughts and behaviors. This – this ability to think and behave more effectively – can profoundly and positively impact your future relationships, your work, your health, and even your finances. If you’re like most of the individuals we’ve worked with, you’ve likely already invested a lot of time and energy and money into your education, your career, your home, and your physical health. I truly believe that investing in therapy is an investment in your overall well-being and success in life.

Do you accept insurance?

No, I currently do not accept insurance. However, we can navigate this! I’m happy to work with you to provide itemized receipts for your insurance company for partial or full reimbursement for your out-of-network therapy benefits or you check to see if your out of network benefits are eligible for direct billing. For more information on this, please read my Insurance and Fees page.

 
You can use Your FSA/HSA/HRA Account: While you should always consult with your employer’s HR department to be sure, therapy is often eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA) that you may have through your employer. So what this means is that you can set aside pre-tax dollars into your account to pay for eligible medical expenses (therapy being one) and then use that money to fund your therapy. I have a secure credit card system set up that accepts FSA and HSA cards so that my clients can use these accounts much like they would a debit card to pay for their therapy. Paying for treatment by using your pre-tax dollars is something that can help make therapy more accessible
What is the difference between therapy and coaching?

Therapists are healthcare providers, while coaches are not. While every state requires therapists to be licensed, no state regulates or licenses coaches. A coach is not a healthcare professional and cannot do work that infringes on a therapist’s legal scope of practice.  Under the law, coaches cannot do any of the following:

 
  • Bill their services to health insurance companies
  • Offer the breadth of care and services provided by therapists
  • Diagnose or treat mental health conditions
 
While coaching can work with issues such as identifying and reaching goals, boundary setting, dealing with and managing stress, self-defeating thoughts, cognitive dissonance, navigating divorce and breakups, identifying blindspots, and changing the behaviors that are keeping you stuck, coaching cannot deal with issues such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety. For issues such as these, you must see a Physician or Licensed Mental Health Professional. Although you as a client may have a diagnosis, such as PTSD or Anxiety, coaching is not intended as a treatment or cure for these conditions.
What is your cancellation policy?
Some practices have a 48-hour policy. Some even have a 72-hour policy. Mine is 24-hours because I reserve a full hour of time for the session and notes. If a client cancels with less than a full 24-hour notice it is unlikely that I will be able to fill that time slot, and I lose an entire hour from my work schedule.

 
It is likely, if you are in counseling/coaching long enough, at some point you might forget about an appointment, or something will come up in your schedule that will result in you missing an appointment. Maybe you’ll need to work late. Maybe you’ll get a sudden onset of the flu. Maybe your kids will have doctor appointments, or your car will break down, or something unavoidable will come up.
 
I completely understand when clients miss an appointment. I know that’s life. In return, my clients understand that scheduling an appointment with me is like buying tickets to an event. If you miss the event, it doesn’t matter why you missed it, or even if it was your first time, you can’t turn your tickets in for a refund.
 
You can cancel your appointment by emailing me at breelcsw@hushmail.com or via the client portal. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment time, it will be treated like a late cancellation.
 
The only time I will waive this fee is in the event of serious or contagious illness or other unavoidable circumstance. If you are unsure, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me for further guidance.
What are the differences between Coaching and Psychotherapy?
Therapists are healthcare providers, while coaches are not. While every state requires therapists to be licensed, no state regulates or licenses coaches.
 
A coach is not a healthcare professional and cannot do work that infringes on a therapist’s legal scope of practice.  Under the law, coaches cannot do any of the following:
  • Bill their services to health insurance companies
  • Offer the breadth of care and services provided by therapists
  • Diagnose or treat mental health conditions
While coaching can work with issues such as identifying and reaching goals, boundary setting, dealing with and managing stress, and depressive and self-defeating thoughts, cognitive dissonance, navigating divorce and breakups, and changing the behaviors that aren’t working well for you and keeping you stuck, coaching cannot deal with issues such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety. For issues such as these, you must see a Physician or Licensed Mental Health Professional in the state you reside in. Although you as a client may have a diagnosis, such as PTSD or Anxiety, coaching is not intended as a treatment or cure for these conditions.
Do you offer in-person sessions?
I only offer virtual appointments. Many of my clients have told me that their online therapy experience has been more satisfying than previous in-person therapy experiences. I can tell you that the integrity of the therapeutic relationship is not diluted in any way because we are connecting through a screen.
 
Other beneficial aspects of virtual therapy include:
  • Flexibility in scheduling
  • You use my services without living close by
  • Convenience, which seems to result in fewer cancellations than in face-to-face settings
  • Saving time from commuting to and from appointments
  • Generally less expensive than traditional therapy
  • Eliminates fears of running into known others in waiting area of therapy office
  • Potentially feeling more comfortable in a familiar setting, enhancing vulnerability and disclosure
What are the limitations of online therapy?
CONNECTIVITY
The most predictable issues would be the poor quality of the connection or becoming disconnected altogether. In such instances, the frustration is compounded if you are having an important conversation with your therapist!
The likely remedy would be that we could continue for the rest of the session by telephone. Because of sound quality, we may also elect at some points to have a phone conversation at the same time as the video conversation. By eliminating the audio that comes over the internet, we can improve the quality of the communication.
 
SECURITY
There are many way to connect over video, I use a platform that uses encrypted video to protect your privacy. The video conferencing that I provide is HIPAA compliant. Although there are always risks to your confidentiality, not coming to my office in person is probably a net improvement in your privacy.
 
AVAILABILITY FOR EMERGENCIES
Video conferencing is not an ideal modality for emergencies and individuals who may need crisis support. While the technology of video conferencing may make it seem like I will be able to be more available, it should be agreed that if we anticipate needing to meet on an emergency basis, then online therapy is not an appropriate treatment modality for you.
Why is the psychotherapy option only offered in Texas and California?
I’m licenced to practice psychotherapy in Texas and California. In terms of providing therapy to residents of other US states, the key issue is the law of the state in which the client lives. While there are currently no applicable federal or state laws explicitly regulating or prohibiting teletherapy across state lines, every state in the US has its own specific laws regulating the practice of psychotherapy.

 
Every US state has laws limit the practice of psychotherapy to clinicians licensed and/or registered in that specific state. Due to these state legal issues, I only provide therapy to clients residing in Texas and California. 
 
If you reside in another US state or internationally, I can provide narcissistic abuse recovery coaching or couples coaching. (requires pre-assessment for appropriateness) Our work together would be highly focused and I would not provide treatment for any mental/ mental health disorders. You could consider seeing a therapist in your state for mental heath treatment while working with me on narcissistic abuse recovery or couples coaching.
 
See above FAQ for an explanation about the differences between Coaching and Psychotherapy. 
Whar equipment will I need?

You can connect with your laptop (as long as it has a built-in webcam and audio device, most do) or your mobile device. If you use your mobile device, it’s recommended you use a pair of earphones for better sound quality. If you have a desktop computer make sure it has a webcam and consider using compatible headphones for better sound quality.

How do I know you're the right professional for me?

Choosing a therapist or coach is a very personal decision. Therapy is only as effective as the relationship between therapist and client and because of this, I offer a complimentary 15-minutes consult call to learn more about your individual situation and goals. Then, when we meet for your first session, ask yourself: “Can I see myself feeling safe and comfortable with this person? Does it seem like they *get* me?” It doesn’t matter how many degrees a therapist has hanging on the wall; if you don’t feel good about sitting in a room with that person, it may not be good therapy. So please book a complimentary consult with me.

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