How does therapy work?

 

Therapy works best when you have chemistry with your therapist. It’s normal to feel nervous at the beginning of the process, especially during the initial session. If after the intake, you can decide you want to work together, we talk about goals you wish to achieve, both short-term and long-term. I’m a big fan of providing additional resources that you can use in-between sessions, such as articles, practices like deep-breathing, or a relaxation Mp3. This supports the work we do together and helps you stay focused on making the most of therapy.

How long will I be in therapy?

 

Some clients report feeling better after a few sessions, while others benefit from doing intensive psychological work that takes longer. An important factor is your level of motivation. We periodically review therapy goals as well as how our relationship feels for you. The decision of how long you are in treatment is ultimately up to you.

How much does a therapy session cost?

 

The fee is 150.00 for a 50-minute session. A sliding scale fee is available on a limited basis.

Can I use insurance to pay for therapy?

 

I am an out of network provider. However, if your policy offers reimbursement, I can provide you with the required form to submit to your insurance company. Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage by asking the following questions: —Do I have mental health insurance benefits? —What is my deductible and has it been met? —How many sessions per year does my insurance cover? —What is the coverage amount per therapy session? —Is prior approval required?.

 

Office Forms

Please print and fill out forms prior to initial session. Click the links to download.

Psychotherapy General Information
Health History Questionnaire
Financial Agreement
Adult Intake
Minor Intake

 

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Questions? Feel free to email at southpasadenatherapist@gmail.com