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Brainspotting works directly in the parts of the brain that hold trauma and are responsible for emotional healing and regulation. Because of this, it works differently than talk therapy, which relies on gaining new information and implementing skills over time. There is an accumulative healing effect that occurs with brainspotting - with results seen faster when sessions are longer and more frequent. The best correlation may be physical therapy. If you have a physical injury and attend physical therapy once a week, you will see changes. However, if you attend physical therapy three or four times a week, those changes and healing will be faster. I understand that clients may not have the time or finances to attend longer sessions multiple times per week, so I offer several options so clients can make choices based on their goals and their budget. 



I offer in-person sessions for those located in, or close to, the Treasure Valley. In-person sessions can be scheduled for either 60 or 90 minutes.

Traditionally, counseling sessions are attended once per week but can be attended more frequently if it will help meet your goals more quickly.



Telehealth sessions are available for clients who live outside of the Treasure Valley or feel like this is a better fit for them. As with in-person sessions, Telehealth sessions can be 60 or 90 minutes long. They can be attended once per week or more frequently if it helps meet your goals more quickly. 

I offer Telehealth Sessions in Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and Texas.



Trauma Recovery

Healing doesn't have to take months or years. Accelerated recovery entails elevating the frequency or duration of counseling sessions beyond the norms of traditional therapy. Intensive therapy aims to expedite progress and alleviate symptoms, enabling individuals to navigate intense and overwhelming trauma responses more swiftly and effectively. Utilizing Brainspotting in intensive sessions, a potent treatment focusing on the brain and body, aids in processing and releasing trauma, reshaping negative self-beliefs, and diminishing reliance on unhealthy coping mechanisms and problematic behaviors. This approach often results in accelerated improvements and a quicker development of coping skills, hastening progress and symptom relief.

Option 1


Four hours each day.

Option 2


Four hours each day.


$150.00 for a 60-minute session.

$225.00 for a 90-minute session.*(partially covered by insurance).

$700.00/per half-day for intensive.**(not covered by insurance.)

I am an in-network provider for most insurance plans. Depending on your insurance plan, your 60-minute in-person or telehealth session may be covered in whole or part. I am happy to review your insurance benefits and inform you of any out-of-pocket expenses you may have before your first session. Verifying insurance benefits does not guarantee payment from your insurance plan. I highly recommend that you familiarize yourself with your plan's benefits before starting your sessions. Clients, not their insurance plan, are ultimately responsible for the cost of their sessions. I am not a provider for EAP services.

no surprises act

If you are not using insurance to cover the cost of your sessions, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, healthcare providers must give patients who don’t have insurance or are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. Click here for more information.

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getting started

Ready to start your healing journey? Here is how.


step one

Complete the new client appointment request form and Melanie will reach out as soon as possible to discuss scheduling options.


step two

Complete all intake paperwork. Prior to your first scheduled appointment, you will need to read through and complete paperwork. Please read through all of the paperwork carefully as it will familiarize you with my practice policies, and provide information for me prior to your initial appointment.


step three

Attend your first session. At your first session we will spend time clarifying what you would like to address during your time in counseling, and what your goals are. 

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