Exposure Therapy in Seattle

The therapeutic interventions offered at Anchor Light Therapy Collective allow the client to experience their fears without physically exposing them to their triggers. Unlike other types of exposure therapy EMDR and Hypnotherapy allow the client to have brief and interrupted exposure to traumatic situations or memories and use free association to help the client resolve the experience. Clients who suffer from trauma related disorders may not be able to tolerate re-experiencing the traumatic memory or event. EMDR and Hypnotherapy offer an alternative when prolonged or habitual exposure is not appropriate.

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What are Exposure Therapies?

Exposure therapy was developed to help people confront fear responses that are irrational or are interfering with their quality of life. The term exposure is used to describe the limited experiencing of a trigger that causes a panic or phobic response. When people are fearful of something, they tend to avoid the feared objects, activities, and situations related to those fears.

How Does Exposure Therapy Work?

Therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, and EMDR therapy allow clients to focus on their distressing thoughts and memories with the support of a trained therapist, as a way of desensitizing them to the feared stimulus. This differs from other types of exposure therapy such Exposure Response Therapy because the client is only exposed to their trigger mentally. Clients can bring memories and mental images into their minds as a way of exposing themselves to their fears and begin to work through and reframe those experiences. This allows for a different response.  

For example, a client who is afraid of flying or experienced a traumatic response to a turbulent flight may began to imagine themselves on a turbulent plane ride. They can expose themselves to their fear through their imagination or memory.  Instead of avoiding the situation they can begin to work through it and imagine responding in a healthier way or reframing what the experience means. This helps the client start to release the trigger or the emotional attachment to past unwanted experience or fear.  

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Which issues does Exposure therapy help with?

Avoidance behaviors that eliminate exposure to anxiety triggers can offer a short-term reduction of anxiety in the moment. However, long term avoidance can intensify fear and anxiety and lead to phobic behaviors and depression that limit an individual’s quality of life.  Exposure therapy has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment or treatment component for a range of problems, including:

Exposure Therapy Pricing

Therapy creates a space for you to experience healing and progress in a way that can change your life. But of course, it’s also an investment of both time and finances. When you’re ready to commit to healing and transformation, here is what you can expect.

Initial intake appointment
(90 minutes) $200

Standard individual session
(55 minutes) $150

Insurance

We do not participate with any insurance panels. Anchor Light Therapy Collective is considered an out-of-network provider. We have chosen to not panel with any insurance companies and instead focus on providing the best care to our clients. Bypassing insurance allows us to create treatment plans that are not influenced by criteria dictated by insurance companies and offer the utmost privacy to our clients.

As a courtesy to any individual clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits, I am happy to verify your out-of-network plan benefits to tell you what portion, if any, may be covered by your health insurance provider.

The client will pay for their session at the time of service. We will then file an electronic claim on your behalf, as well as submit any additional documentation required by your insurance company.

If your plan offers out of network coverage, they will reimburse you directly by mailing you a check.

Out of network insurance coverage varies. Most insurance plans offer out of network coverage that reimburses at 40-70% once you have met the out of network deductible.