Phone: 316.749.2007

Fax: 316.943.5554

© 2018 Amy J Driskill LCMFT LLC

 

"Awareness may not diminish the enormity of our pain in all circumstances. It DOES provide a bigger basket for tenderly holding and intimately knowing our suffering in any and all circumstances, and that, it turns out, is transformative - and healing." 

-Jon Kabat-Zinn

Starting Therapy

I invite you to call for a brief phone consultation to get to know me, discuss your concerns, ask questions about therapy and determine how we can work together. You can contact me via phone (316) 749-2007.

I am in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance.

Most plans cover a portion of therapy services. Prior to your initial session, it is necessary for you to contact your insurance provider to determine coverage for outpatient therapy. 

The standard rates for a therapy session ranges from $140 to $200. All co-pays, co-insurance and other fees are due at the time of service.

Please contact me (316) 749.2007 for private pay or out of network fees.

Insurance and Fees

Trauma Therapy

We all experience trauma in our lives. Trauma isn’t just reserved for combat, war and extreme violence. Peter Levine, the founder of Somatic Experiencing, describes trauma as “originating as a response in the nervous system. Trauma happens when the organism is strained beyond its adaptational capacity to regulate states of arousal.”

When we experience this strain, the nervous system disorganizes, breaks down and cannot reset itself. (Levine)

Somatic Experiencing understands that trauma is a natural and normal part of life, and that the mind and body is designed to heal traumatic experiences. (Levine)  This means trauma and the accompanying symptoms of trauma are not permanent.

As a Somatic Experiencing trained therapist, my role is to work within small, manageable ranges of your own body’s resiliency to help facilitate repair and recovery.   

 
 

Life Transitions

If there is one constant, we know that changes and transitions in life never stop. Whether a change we desire such as marriage, a baby, a job promotion or relocating to a new home, all change can be stressful, overwhelming and frustrating. Painful changes such as divorce, job loss or trauma can take a significant toll on our ability to move through life with ease and energy. You may even notice that you struggle to make decisions, or feel “stuck” in your ability to take the next step forward.

You are not alone in your struggle to process life transitions. Nearly everyone runs into changes that create feelings of fear, anxiety or uncertainty. Generally, it is not major mental health issues that bring people to therapy, It is often the need for support and guidance as we navigate the unsteady terrain of life changes.

By creating a safe, warm space, my role is to help you get in touch with your innate resilience that can help with the change.  

 

 

Anxiety Treatment 

Anxiety impacts most people in some way every day. We experience anxiety and stress from our jobs, families and relationships. We can often feel an increase in stress and anxiety when turbulent events or changes have settled. What’s more, anxiety has noticeable physiological symptoms such as increased heart rate, trouble breathing, racing thoughts, feeling overwhelmed by sounds, lights, places or people.

By using specific tools and skills in a safe, non-judgmental space we can begin to slow down and support your body and mind in its capacity to experience ease.

 

Couples Counseling

Do you and your spouse or partner struggle with being heard or understood? Do you experience a lack of connection?

We live in a fast paced, culture where most of us have experienced various forms of trauma, emotional pain and stress. Often, we carry the stress and trauma related behaviors we developed in childhood into our adult romantic relationships. When wounds of  early life are left unresolved we tend to repeat these, painful behaviors, even to those we love the most such as our spouse.

My role, in working with couples, is to assist in identifying, exploring and addressing your history and how past wounds are being triggered and played out in your relationship. By slowing things down, and addressing how your early wounds developed we explore your unique triggers. This process can increase self-awareness and uses open dialogue to understand each other’s history and wounds. Learning to be an individual who can “witness” the other’s internal processes allows for a greater capacity for understanding, compassion and healing.