Survey Response: Audrey Berdeski, DC, LLPC
This survey was last updated in September 2009.
Degrees/Licenses Held: Doctor of Chiropractic and Limited Licensed Professional Counselor
License number: Chiropractic: Michigan 2301005380 Counseling: Michigan
Corrective Chiropractic, 4116 Fifteen Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48310 (586)795-8989
TMS Wiki username (if applicable): DrAudrey
Number of years in practice: Chiropractic 20, Counseling 2
Number of years in practice with patients who have TMS: 1
Number of patients you have seen who have had TMS: about a dozen
How did you first become interested in TMS?
I found Dr. Sarno's work while completing a Post Master's Specialization in Mental Health. I researched his work, wrote a scholarly paper, and did a presentation on my findings.
Have you ever suffered from TMS? (optional) Yes.
What insurance plans do you currently accept? BCBS, Medicare, and most PPO's.
Do you have a sliding scale of payment for people who are not covered by insurance? Yes.
What steps should TMS clients take before contacting you?
Read any of Dr. Sarno's books and familiarize yourself with the mindbody concepts he presents.
Have you published any materials related to TMS? Not yet.
Which mind-body medicine books do you find yourself recommending most frequently to patients? In particular, do you feel comfortable referring people to Dr. Sarno's books? The Mindbody Prescription is the one I recommend most.
Additional Questions for Therapists
What have you done to educate yourself about TMS, and what plans do you have for further education about TMS?
I have read Dr. Sarno's books, researched his work, written about it, and presented. I attended the TMS seminar in Ann Arbor, and have been educated by Dr. Howard Schubiner through his four week workshop for TMS patients.
Are you able to conduct therapy sessions over the phone? No.
Have you ever trained under Dr. John E. Sarno, or another TMS doctor? If so, please explain.
I have been to Dr. Schubiner's workshop, and he was gracious enough to allow me to sit on on two intakes of potential TMS patients.
How would you characterize your position on referring for spinal surgery?
When someone is not able to accept a TMS diagnosis, they will find the type of treatment that is right for them.
Please describe the services that you offer to TMS clients, including prices. To be determined.
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