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How can I request a new appointment?

You can request a new appointment here. Or, feel free to contact us online or call us at 951-972-6262.

What types of therapy do you offer?

We offer therapy for individuals, couples, adults, teens and adolescents. Generally we offer therapy for depression, anxiety, emotional balance, and communication skills. View all our services here.

How long does it take to feel better?

This varies from person to person. Some people feel a sense of relief after the first session, while for others it may take multiple sessions to start feeling a shift.

How much does therapy cost?

Our rates are $125 per session. Please visit the rates & insurance page to find out more.

What type of insurance do you accept?

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • IEHP
  • Magellan
  • Medi-Cal
  • MHN
  • Molina
  • Tricare West
  • PAVE

Please visit the rates and insurance page for more info.

What are the benefits of not using insurance?

A lot of clients do not use their insurance. When paying our-of-pocket the therapist’s notes from your therapy sessions are kept confidential. If you use your insurance, the therapist’s notes from sessions must be submitted to insurance, and insurance will require your therapist to diagnose you with a mental health disorder that stays permanently in your medical record forever. Insurance will also often try to find ways to save themselves costs by limiting the number of sessions they will cover, assign you a specific therapist, or push you toward group therapy instead of individual therapy. Paying privately gives you more control over your therapeutic journey and full confidentiality.

What can I expect to get out of therapy?

Depending on the reasons you are seeking out therapy, what you can expect to get out of therapy differs. Generally, my clients are seeking clarity around a certain issue, want to break the cycle of bad habits, or need advice and counsel about a current life situation. Whatever is going on for you, hopefully therapy will make it easier by providing clarity, relief, confidence, or whatever you feel you need at this time.

I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?

Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.

What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

Why shouldn’t I just take medication?

Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.

How long does therapy take?

Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.