Imagine embarking on a therapeutic journey at Purple Heart Behavioral Health, where we embrace the power of evidence-based, science-backed therapies to address PTSD, trauma, anxiety, and stress. Picture a space where your struggles are met with not just empathy, but with proven strategies that offer real results.
In a world where many are turning to life coaching, often without a foundation in psychological science, it’s crucial to choose a path that’s both safe and effective. Our approach is grounded in established therapeutic practices, ensuring you receive care that’s not only supportive but also scientifically validated.
Envision sessions where every technique used is chosen for its efficacy in treating PTSD, trauma, anxiety, and stress. Here, therapy isn’t about vague advice or untested methods; it’s about applying well-researched approaches that bring tangible improvements to your life.
As you progress with Purple Heart Behavioral Health, you’ll find more than just symptom management; you’ll discover a path to deeper healing and lasting change. This is where your journey towards a healthier, more empowered self truly begins, backed by the reassurance of therapies that have stood the test of scientific scrutiny.
Dr. Kenzslowe skillfully employs Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, an evidence based approach specifically effective for treating trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and stress. Developed by psychologist Francine Shapiro, EMDR is renowned for its capacity to facilitate profound healing in individuals who have experienced s
Dr. Kenzslowe skillfully employs Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, an evidence based approach specifically effective for treating trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and stress. Developed by psychologist Francine Shapiro, EMDR is renowned for its capacity to facilitate profound healing in individuals who have experienced significant traumatic events. EMDR is an approved and endorsed therapy by the VA and DOD.
Central to Dr. Kenzslowe's use of EMDR is the understanding that the mind possesses a natural ability to heal from psychological trauma, much like the body recovers from physical injuries. She recognizes that the lingering psychological distress often stems from unprocessed traumatic memories, and through EMDR, aims to activate the brain's inherent processing capabilities.
In her practice, Dr. Kenzslowe meticulously guides clients through the eight phases of EMDR, focusing on the traumatic memories that impact their present and future well-being. A key feature of her EMDR sessions is the use of bilateral stimulation. This technique is crucial in assisting the brain to reprocess and integrate traumatic memories, akin to the state achieved during REM sleep.
Adapting EMDR for her practice, Dr. Kenzslowe ensures that the therapy remains effective and client-centered, even in an online therapy setting. Using HIPAA compliant video conferencing tools, she directs clients in eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation, maintaining the integrity and effectiveness of the therapy while providing the convenience and comfort of receiving treatment from home.
During EMDR sessions with Dr. Kenzslowe, clients revisit traumatic events in a controlled and safe manner, with the goal not to relive these experiences but to transform the emotional and psychological impact they have. This process is known for its efficiency, often bringing relief faster than traditional therapeutic approaches.
Dr. Kenzslowe's experience in EMDR, combined with her compassionate approach, makes this therapy a cornerstone of her practice. She ensures a secure and supportive environment allowing clients to navigate their healing journey with confidence and safety. Her application of EMDR is a testament to her commitment to providing the most effective, evidence-based treatments for those struggling with the aftermath of trauma.
Dr. Kenzslowe recognizes the uniqueness of each client's therapeutic needs, especially in treating PTSD, trauma, anxiety, and stress. Understanding that one approach does not fit all, she includes Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy in her array of treatment methods. PE, a cognitive-behavioral technique, is approved by the Department of Defe
Dr. Kenzslowe recognizes the uniqueness of each client's therapeutic needs, especially in treating PTSD, trauma, anxiety, and stress. Understanding that one approach does not fit all, she includes Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy in her array of treatment methods. PE, a cognitive-behavioral technique, is approved by the Department of Defense and the VA, underscoring its effectiveness and credibility, especially for veterans.
In her practice, Dr. Kenzslowe considers PE therapy as a vital option when it aligns with a client's specific requirements. This method involves gradually and safely exposing clients to trauma-related thoughts, feelings, and situations that they might have been avoiding. By doing so in a controlled therapeutic environment, it helps clients confront and reprocess their traumatic experiences.
Dr. Kenzslowe's application of PE is both structured and personalized. She engages with each client to identify the particular memories and triggers of their trauma. The therapy may involve discussing the traumatic event in detail (imaginal exposure) and systematically approaching trauma-related scenarios in real life (in vivo exposure). This process is instrumental in helping clients overcome fear and avoidance behaviors associated with their trauma.
By keeping PE therapy in her arsenal, Dr. Kenzslowe ensures that her treatment approach is versatile and adaptable to the varying needs of her clients. She recognizes that some individuals may respond more positively to this method, particularly those who need to actively confront and process their traumatic experiences.
The use of PE therapy in her practice, alongside other approved methodologies like EMDR, demonstrates Dr. Kenzslowe's commitment to providing comprehensive, evidence-based, and client-centered care. Her ability to tailor treatments to each individual’s unique situation makes her approach effective and highly responsive to the complex needs of those dealing with the aftermath of trauma.
Dr. Kenzslowe understands the diverse therapeutic needs of her clients, especially those dealing with PTSD, trauma, anxiety, and stress. In her commitment to offering a range of effective treatments, she includes Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) as a key approach in her therapeutic arsenal. CPT is a cognitive-behavioral therapy also us
Dr. Kenzslowe understands the diverse therapeutic needs of her clients, especially those dealing with PTSD, trauma, anxiety, and stress. In her commitment to offering a range of effective treatments, she includes Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) as a key approach in her therapeutic arsenal. CPT is a cognitive-behavioral therapy also used by the Department of Defense and the VA, making it a trusted method for addressing the complexities of trauma, especially among veterans.
CPT stands out in Dr. Kenzslowe's practice for its structured approach to helping clients understand and change the distressing thoughts that linger after traumatic events. This therapy focuses on the way individuals view themselves, others, and the world after experiencing trauma. By identifying and challenging these negative thoughts, CPT aids clients in developing a more balanced and realistic perspective, reducing the ongoing impact of traumatic events.
In her application of CPT, Dr. Kenzslowe tailors the therapy to the individual needs of each client. The process involves identifying 'stuck points' – rigid thoughts about the trauma that are preventing recovery – and using specific strategies to challenge and modify these thoughts. The goal is to help clients gain a deeper understanding of their trauma and its effects, empowering them to move forward with a healthier mindset.
Dr. Kenzslowe's inclusion of CPT in her treatment options reflects her dedication to providing comprehensive, evidence-based, and personalized care. She recognizes that for some individuals, the cognitive focus of CPT can be particularly effective in addressing the thought patterns and beliefs that are often entwined with traumatic experiences.
The utilization of CPT, alongside other modalities like EMDR and PE, demonstrates Dr. Kenzslowe's commitment to a versatile and client-centered approach. Her adept use of CPT as part of her treatment repertoire ensures that her practice is equipped to meet the varied and specific needs of those seeking help in overcoming the challenges of trauma.
We incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as a key component of our therapeutic approach, especially in treating PTSD, anxiety, trauma, and stress. DBT is a cognitive-behavioral treatment that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of therapy. Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, it has been found to be effe
We incorporate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as a key component of our therapeutic approach, especially in treating PTSD, anxiety, trauma, and stress. DBT is a cognitive-behavioral treatment that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of therapy. Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, it has been found to be effective for a range of other conditions, particularly those involving significant emotional dysregulation.
In our practice, while we work together in our therapy sessions, we supplement the process with pre-recorded DBT trainings. These trainings are an integral part of our treatment strategy, designed to reinforce the skills learned in therapy and provide additional support. The DBT trainings cover various essential skills divided into four key modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Mindfulness skills focus on improving your ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Distress tolerance is geared towards increasing your tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow you to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.
The inclusion of these DBT training modules in our therapy process at Purple Heart Behavioral Health allows for a more comprehensive treatment experience. By engaging with the pre-recorded lessons, you can deepen your understanding and practice of DBT skills at your own pace, complementing the work done in our sessions. We then review the skills during our time together. This approach not only enhances the effectiveness of the therapy but also empowers you to apply these skills in daily life, leading to quicker and more sustainable progress in managing the symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, trauma, and stress.
Our aim is to provide you with a robust set of tools and strategies through our therapy sessions and supplemental DBT trainings, ensuring that you receive the full benefit of our multifaceted therapeutic approach.
At Purple Heart Behavioral Health, your first session is a comprehensive 90-minute intake assessment, conducted with the utmost care and attention to detail. During this session, Dr. Angela Kenzslowe will engage with you to gather in-depth information about your history, current challenges, and therapeutic goals. This thorough evaluation is essential for crafting a highly personalized treatment plan.
Following this session, Dr. Kenzslowe takes the time to meticulously review all the information collected. She then composes a detailed report and formulates a tailored treatment plan. This plan is not just a roadmap for your therapy but also a reflection of the individualized approach we take in addressing your specific needs in managing PTSD, trauma, anxiety, and stress.
This process underscores our commitment to offering targeted, effective therapy. The detailed report and treatment plan are foundational elements in guiding your journey towards healing and empowerment, ensuring that every step of your therapy is aligned with your unique path to wellness.
At Purple Heart Behavioral Health, we are dedicated to providing an efficient and effective therapeutic experience, specifically tailored to alleviate the symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, trauma, and stress. Our approach is geared towards achieving quick results, focusing on substantial progress within a few months, rather than years.
In addition to our specialized therapies like EMDR, PE, and CPT, we supplement our sessions with recorded lessons based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). These supplemental materials are designed to enhance your therapeutic journey, providing you with additional tools and strategies to manage emotions, improve relationships, and reduce stress outside of our direct sessions.
At Purple Heart Behavioral Health, we prioritize clarity and simplicity in our fee structure. Our standard therapy session, lasting 55 minutes, is priced at $250. Please note that we do not accept insurance, nor do we bill insurance companies directly. However, we offer superbills upon request, which you can submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement.
For extended therapy sessions of 90 minutes, the cost is $450. If you're seeking insurance reimbursement for these longer sessions, the relevant billing codes are 90837 and the add-on code 99354. These codes will assist you in discussions with your insurance provider about coverage and reimbursement possibilities.
Additionally, our initial intake assessment also lasts 90 minutes and is charged at $450. For this comprehensive evaluation, the billing code for potential insurance reimbursement is 90791. We strive to make our billing practices as transparent and straightforward as possible, ensuring that you can fully focus on your therapeutic journey without unnecessary financial concerns.
While our fees may be slightly higher than typical talk therapy, this is a reflection of the specialized, intensive nature of our treatment and the rapid results we aim for. Our goal is to offer you a valuable and effective therapeutic experience, one that brings about meaningful and lasting change in a condensed timeframe.
At Purple Heart Behavioral Health, our commitment is to your swift and significant healing. We combine focused therapy sessions with enriching DBT-based resources, ensuring a comprehensive approach to your mental health. This strategy is designed to empower you, offering quick relief and helping you regain control over your life, free from the prolonged effects of trauma and stress-related disorders.
Dr. Angela Kenzslowe, the guiding force behind Purple Heart Behavioral Health, brings a unique depth to her practice in treating trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and stress. Her journey began with learning EMDR on Ford Island, a place steeped in American history as the site of the Pearl Harbor attack, imbuing her learning experience with profound personal significance.
Her trauma therapy tools further expanded through intensive training in Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) at The Center for Deployment Psychology at Walter Reed, known for its excellence in military mental health. This training equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of these specialized therapeutic techniques.
Dr. Kenzslowe then applied her skills in EMDR, PE, and CPT at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, a key healthcare provider for the military community. This practical experience at Tripler allowed her to refine her therapeutic techniques, providing care to those directly affected by military service and trauma.
In her practice at Purple Heart Behavioral Health, Dr. Kenzslowe integrates her diverse training experiences, applying these therapies with deep empathy and understanding. Her journey from the historic Ford Island to Walter Reed and then to Tripler Army Medical Center has shaped her into a compassionate and effective therapist, committed to helping individuals heal from the complex effects of trauma.