Sandy Islands

Counselor, PhD, LPCC, CADC II

Verified by Psychology Today
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Sandy Islands

Counselor, PhD, LPCC, CADC II

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Palm Desert, CA 92260
(442) 777-6478
Offers online therapy

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About

I have been a licensed therapist for over 30 years in CA, FL and HI. My practice includes tools for the conscious mind-Psychotherapy with EMDR, the subconscious mind- Hypnotherapy and the Higher Conscious mind- Spirit Energy Therapy. I am also an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC II). Allow me to assist you on your journey of self-discovery to increase your awareness and mindfulness, to hear and get to know your Truth within and find greater joy in life. We will include tools to help tune up and balance your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual selves.
Psychotherapy helps you refocus and re-frame your thinking. EMDR therapy addresses past trauma helping to resolve issues in your present life and reprocess old emotions. Hypnotherapy allows you to understand your motivations and increase your awareness. Spirit Energy Therapy increases your spiritual connection and ability to hear your Truth within.
When the pain of not changing gets greater than the fear of change, we'll surrender and reach out for help. Carving away the layers and coping mechanisms that don't serve your Highest Good, you'll discover the masterpiece you've always been. I invite you to join me on a journey of self-discovery; getting to know, live and love your True Self within.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $99 - $153
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Out of Network insurances
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 37 Years
  • License: California / LPCC 1453
  • School: West Virginia University
  • Year Graduated: 1979
BS & MS-Speech Pathology-West Virginia University, (1977) PhD-Hypnotherapy, (1989), MA-Writing Popular Fiction-Seton Hill University (2006)

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: CCAPP / CADC II
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • Certificate: EMDR Institute
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

Palm Desert, CA 92260
(442) 777-6478
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Grief
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

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Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022
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Sandy Islands

Counselor, PhD, LPCC, CADC II