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Allow yourself to heal and build a better way of life

Therapy can help shape an individual's understanding of who they are and help alleviate the symptoms associated with perceptions that they may hold on to. At McGruder Wellness Initiative, LLC, we offer six forms of therapy: Talk, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), EMDR Intensives, Brainspotting (BSP), Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, and Couples Therapy. All are geared towards success and relief. It's a time for you to heal and you are worth that time.

We understand that sharing one's story is very beneficial to healing and that is why we have a system to pair talk therapy with the other forms of treatment. Reach out for more details on how you can have a collaboration of treatments geared towards your overall healing.

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Counseling: Services

Forms of Therapy Explained

Full information regarding approach and fees will be covered prior to booking your appointment. All services are offered via telehealth.

Traditional Talk Therapy

Initial Session $150
Additional Sessions $125
(Insurance accepted)

Talk therapy is an opportunity to process events through communication and making connections. We see individuals through a holistic and humanistic lens, that allows them to respect and honor their human experience. As someone becomes aware of how events have shaped them, they then get to determine whether they want to continue that behavior or make changes. We believe that people do what they do, until it doesn't work for them. That's when we meet them and work on healing.

EMDR Therapy by Certified EMDR Therapist

Initial Session $175
Additional Sessions $150
(Insurance accepted)

According to the EMDR International Association, "EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy has been extensively researched and has demonstrated effectiveness for trauma. EMDR therapy does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or homework between sessions. EMDR, rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from distressing issue, allows the brain to resume its natural healing process. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. Part of the therapy includes alternating eye movements, sounds or taps. For many clients, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies".

Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy

Initial Session $225
Hypnosis Session $300/hour minimum 3hrs

(Insurance not accepted)

Hypnotherapy is a highly effective treatment model that addresses body, mind, and spirit called Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy. Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy leads clients down their own profoundly exciting road to self-discovery.

While hypnosis and hypnotherapy are in the same “family,” they are very different from each other. The core difference is that hypnotherapy is an internationally-recognized therapy technique for treating mental and psychosomatic issues. It uses hypnosis to break through to the subconscious to better understand the foundation of the issues a client is facing.

EMDR Intensives by Certified EMDR Therapist

Fee Varies Based on Package Choice
(insurance not accepted)

EMDR desensitizes you from negative feelings and negative beliefs about yourself that have been imprinted into your memory by "rewiring" your brain and allow it space to heal. EMDR Intensives are geared to assist clients to process more information and heal quicker, without needing to get into the details of the situation.

EMDR Intensives are geared to be a more effective way to get to healing. Traditional therapy sessions are restricted to less than an hour and can be interrupt the healing process. EMDR Intensives eliminates that hurdle and leads to scientifically proven effective healing.


Initial Session $175
Additional Sessions $150
(Insurance accepted)

"Where you look, affects how you feel" is the guiding principle of BSP. It has been proven that where individuals look connects to a place within the subcortical brain regarding whatever event they are working on processing. This form of therapy helps connect both brain and body regarding areas that are holding you back and alleviates the hold it has over you. As described by, 'The goal of BSP is to bypass the conscious, neocortical thinking to access the deeper, subcortical emotional and body-based parts of the brain'.

Couples Session

Initial Session $200
Additional Sessions $175
(Insurance not accepted)

Communication is key to a healthy and successful relationship. Too often we let outside forces impact relationships that are meaningful to us causing us to lose a quality future with someone we care tremendously about. Losing your way with each other, does not mean it cannot be found again. Allow our therapists and coaches to assist with determining the best path that you and your partner want to achieve. together.

Counseling: Packages & Rates
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