Trauma Therapy

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The odds are that seven out of ten people reading this have experienced trauma. In fact, at the age of one, our lead therapist, Grace Duarte de Baker, LCSW, CCTS-I experienced developmental and attachment trauma due to a childhood car accident that had a tragic outcome in her family for generations afterwards. The personal ripple effects of this childhood experience throughout her life lead her to develop a unique tri-phasic and integrated cognitive-emotional-somatic approach to trauma resolution that honors now only our innate desire to heal, but also how we respond as human beings.

Our trauma therapy services were created due to the pervasiveness of trauma in ourselves as individuals, our families and communities. Trauma affects the way we think, the way we feel and the way we act, respond or behave even out of awareness. In turn, trauma affects those we love and those we interact with at work or school. When we move in the world with unresolved trauma, we impact the world around us. After experiencing traumatic events, people often need to cope with extreme emotional issues, ongoing sleep or physical pain, trouble in relationships, and low self-esteem. Nevertheless, conversation about trauma is sparse, particularly because opening up and being vulnerable requires an amount of courage that is atypical in our culture. Without even knowing it, unresolved trauma can fuel the stress of living day-to-day even if we look good on the outside.

Your Rights Under the 2022 No Surprises Act

  • You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
  • For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

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