Loreen O’Brien’s Fees and Counseling Services

Session Rate

Sessions are 60 minutes long (first session typically is 75 minutes however)

$95 per session; private pay by cash, credit card, debit card, or health savings account card

No insurance accepted. I can provide you with a SuperBill form which you can then submit to your insurance company to see if they will reimburse you for these out of pocket expenses. 

***If you were active military on or after 9/11/2001, your sessions could be paid for by The Camaraderie Foundation. Contact me for more information.

Availability

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Thursdays, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Fridays, 8:30am – 10:30am

Call for availability on select Saturdays.

813-447-0338 | loreen@wesleychapelcounseling.com

Counseling Approaches

Trauma Therapy | Wesley Chapel Counseling

Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a brief exposure evidenced-based approach that reduces physical and emotional reactions to distressing memories and images stored in the brain. ART is effective in addressing trauma, PTSD, and other stress related conditions.

Physical and emotional reactions are addressed through relaxing eye movements, and a technique called voluntary image replacement is used to change the way in which the negative images are stored in the brain. The treatment is grounded in well-established psychotherapy techniques, and the end result is that traumas and difficult life experiences will no longer trigger strong emotions or physical reactions. Clients do not even have to talk about their traumas or difficult life experiences with the therapist to achieve recovery.

ART was researched at University of South Florida with military personnel and produced astounding results.

This USF research study video explains ART.

Read This Article: ART receives official recognition as an Evidenced -Based Therapy for PTSD and More 

​​***If you were active military on or after 9/11/2001, your sessions could be paid for by The Camaraderie Foundation. Contact me for more information.

EFT Tapping | Wesley Chapel Counseling

EFT/Tapping Technique

Tapping, otherwise known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), is an approach that combines the science of acupressure and modern psychology. This straight forward technique requires you to focus on the negative emotion at hand: a fear or anxiety, a bad memory, or anything that’s bothering you. While maintaining your mental focus on this issue, you use your fingertips to tap 5-7 times each on 9 of the body’s meridian accupressure points. Tapping on these specific points stimulates them and sends an electromagnetic signal (message) to the alarm system in the brain (the limbic system, especially the Amygdala) telling it that “all is ok,” triggering the relaxation response. The body gets noticeably more relaxed and by association, the troubling thought also begins to calm down. Tapping is highly effective and has a lot of amazing research behind it.

 

CBT and DBT Techniques

CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is the most common approach used in therapy today. It involves learning how to work with troubling thoughts because thoughts (and beliefs) greatly impact our emotional states and consequently our behaviors. The client learns how to identity unhelpful thinking patterns like “All or Nothing Thinking” or “Magnification or Awfulizing” then challenges those thoughts to determine whether the thoughts are actually true or not. DBT, or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, involves learning ways to tolerate and manage distressing emotions. DBT incorporates Mindfulness skills and interpersonal skill development as well.

Mind Body Approaches | Wesley Chapel Counseling

Other Mind-Body Approaches

Research now shows us that the brain has plasticity, which means it can change and be “re-wired.” There are several techniques which are highly effective in re-wiring the brain, especially when dealing with anxiety. In your counseling session (if interested in these approaches) you will learn breathing techniques that activated “the relaxation response,”  hand “mudras” (positions) that also send messages to the brain that “all is well” and you will have the opportunity to engage in a deep relaxation practice called “Yoga Nidra” which is done sitting in the chair, a guided meditation that goes deep to reset and balance the nervous system. Also, Apps to use on your smart phone will be recommended to you that are effective in dealing with anxiety.

Meaning Therapy | Wesley Chapel Counseling

Meaning Centered Approach

Meaning or purpose in life is an essential component of a life well lived. “Man’s Search for Meaning” is the seminal work of Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist who survived the Holocaust. In it he wrote, “Those who have a WHY to live can bear with almost any HOW to live.” As a result of trauma and loss, many people lose their sense of meaning in life, so processing this in therapy is crucial to finding hope and meaning and a desire to go on.

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