Not open on the weekends
Forms of payment: Cash, Debit / Credit Cards. No checks please.
What is therapy: Mental health therapy is the process of talking with a clinician with the intention of self discovery, learning new coping skills, emotional healing, etc. In therapy, mediation is optional, but certainly not required. As an LCSW, I am not a medical professional and do not prescribe medication. I am open to working collaboratively with your psychiatrist or primary care physician to coordinate your care, should you decide that mediation is the right fit for you.
What is an LCSW: A licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) is a person with a Masters in Social Work from an accredited university and has completed an additional 3,200 Hours of Supervised Work Experience and a Minimum of 104 Supervised Weeks, before passing the state administered exam. Questions about license verification can be answered through the Board of Behavioral Sciences http://www.bbs.ca.gov.
Do I need therapy: If you find that your emotional health is impairing your relationships, employment, daily activities, thought process, or how you feel about yourself, then you may benefit from therapy. The purpose of therapy is to: change behavior, set and pursue goals, learn about symptoms, manage grief and fear, heal past emotional hurt, learn new perspectives, etc.
If you are currently thinking about harming yourself, please go to the nearest hospital or call 911 immediately.
What to expect: The first session is your intake and assessment where I will ask questions about your psychological, physical, familial, and emotional history. The goal in gathering information is to have an understanding of what brings you to treatment, get a working knowledge of your background, and set treatment goals.
After the intake, all subsequent appointments will be standard therapy sessions, geared towards addressing your treatment goals. How often we meet varies from one person to the next. On average, I meet with clients at least twice a month.