Providing Psychological Healthcare Since 1983

Clinical Associates of Tidewater

Some Thoughts on Utilizing Your Insurance Benefits


During the past decade there have been major changes in the way your insurance benefits are managed. As a result of these changes, you may want to carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages of using health insurance in paying for treatment.


Advantages of Using Health Insurance


The advantage is clear. Health insurance subsidizes the cost of your treatment. For many individuals, health insurance makes treatment an affordable option.


Potential Disadvantages of Using Health Insurance


There are three areas of concern related to using your insurance benefits. These areas… Continue reading

Clinical Hypnosis:  A Brief Introduction

By Naomi S. Goldblum, PhD


Clinical HypnosisOne aspect of my clinical work that generates a great deal of interest and curiosity is my use of hypnosis.  In this brief introduction I want to explain what hypnosis is and how it can facilitate therapy.  I will also address common misconceptions about hypnosis that often interfere with using a very helpful therapeutic process.


Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind. People experience hypnotic states in situations when they are deeply absorbed and internally focused.  Naturally occurring instances of hypnosis, also frequently… Continue reading