FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Christine currently has immediate availability for weekly services.  Derrick does not see patients and serves as a clinical consultant and supervisor due to his current contractual agreement with his full-time employer. 

We recently partnered with Headway.co to enable patients to utilize their health insurance benefits.  Headway is considered a third party vendor that works with insurance companies on your behalf at no extra cost to you.  You are able to use Headway if your insurance provider is Aetna, Cigna, Oxford, United Healthcare, or Oscar Health.  

We do offer virtual appointments through our HIPAA complaint portal (RemoteEMDR).  All you need is a comfortable and private space, high speed internet access, and a working device with camera.  

here are lots of ways for us to do EMDR online! The key difference between remote or virtual EMDR and in-person EMDR in Cleveland, Ohio is the type of dual attention stimulus we use. In person, you might be used to a light bar or tappers. For online EMDR we frequently use more tactile, creative means of dual attention stimulus. Otherwise – the process for EMDR therapy online is typically the same as in person!

Of course! We use a range of evidence-based techniques and won’t do anything you’re uncomfortable with. Other modalities we might use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to take a look at your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to learn coping skills, better manage your emotions, and improve communication skills; and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) to better understand the different parts of yourself, feel more empowered and confident in your self, and increase your self compassion.

We do not provide couples therapy at this time. 

No, we only work with adults over the age of 18.

The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), is the regulating body for mental health practitioners trained in EMDR therapy. Certification (as opposed to being “EMDR Trained”) is a voluntary process that requires several hours of advanced EMDR trainings and additional consultation, and evidence that a therapist has provided an established number of sessions using EMDR therapy with a number of different clients.

EMDR certification demonstrates a therapist’s commitment to clinical excellence in EMDR therapy and staying up-to-date on the latest research and best practices. Therapists at Mind/Body Institute are either certified or actively working towards certification (it’s a long process!).