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Can therapy help me?
Therapy is an opportunity to move forward into your best self. People come to therapy for many different reasons, from deep-rooted trauma caused by childhood neglect or abuse to a very practical desire to learn coping skills that will reduce stress, increase productivity, and generate a greater sense of satisfaction and happiness.
If you are dealing with more complex issues such as trauma, anxiety, or depression, or if you are having navigating the dating world or relationships, therapy can help you gain insight into yourself and others. If you are ready to create change in your life, therapy is for you.
Therapy is a tool that anyone can use to improve their overall wellbeing.
One of the many benefits to therapy is the healthy connection and support it provides. Exercise, medication, and other practices that improve mental health may lack the simple but powerful impact of connection with another person. The therapeutic relationship can lead you to find your own empowerment and move forward in life with greater confidence and self-esteem.
How long do I have to be in therapy?
The length of time spent in therapy is different for everyone. There are some issues that can be treated in a short amount of time while others benefit from a longer span of support and connection.
During the initial session, we will discuss what outcome you are looking for and then move forward with an action plan specific to your needs and desires. Some of my clients begin therapy for a short period of time, find it beneficial, and choose to continue to work on additional issues.
Is online therapy secure?
I provide HIPPA video conferencing calls. HIPPA-compliant video conferencing is securely encrypted and transmitted from point-to-point in order to preserve your privacy.
Currently, my fee is $130 for online individual therapy sessions and $140 My fees are under market value for psychologists in the Bay Area. Licensed Clinical Psychologists (those who have a Ph.D. or a Psy.D. and are licensed by the Board of Psychology) in the Bay Area generally charge between $160-220 for an individual therapy session and over $200 for couples therapy.
I provide under market fees because I am new to private practice in CA (though I have been providing therapy for 9 years in DC and just over 1 year in CA) and want to serve a wide range of people. Also, online therapy has bit less overhead (I charge $20 more for in person visits).
In the near future, my fees will increase, but I will offer a sliding scale to those with financial need. Also, I will not raise prices on current clients.