Frequently Asked Questions How long are the sessions? A typical individual counseling session is between 50-55 minutes long. Family counseling and EMDR sessions are between 70-75 minutes long.
How many times per week do I need a counseling session? For many, weekly individual counseling sessions are best, especially at the start of treatment (it helps build the therapeutic relationship). However, some clients desire to meet more or less frequently. We can discuss a schedule that will work best for you.
How many sessions will I need? The counseling process is different for each person. The number of sessions is determined by your individual needs and goals for counseling (which we will create at the start of counseling). Some concerns can be addressed in a few counseling sessions and for others it could take longer.
What is the counseling session fee? My fee is $120 for a 50 minute individual session. My fee is $130 for a 50 minute family therapy session. My fee for EMDR is $150 for a 70-75 minutes session.
What forms of payment do you accept? I accept cash, check, or Paypal, I also take the Ivy Pay app (for both iPhone and Android phones). If you pay cash I will provide you a receipt. How do I schedule my first appointment? You can request an appointment for either a consultation or a full or initial therapy counseling session by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (818)262-7598. I will need some basic information from you before scheduling a consultation or counseling session, including the reason you are seeking out counseling. If you are reaching out because you feel that you are in a state of emergency (i.e. urges to hurt yourself or someone else), please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Where are you located? Monday's and Tuesday's in Pasadena, CA (on Marengo Ave.) Thursday's and Friday's in Studio City, CA (on Tujunga Ave., south of Moorpark)
Where can I park? For my Pasadena location, there is two-hour street parking slightly north and south of the building on Marengo Ave.
For my Studio City location, there is metered and two hour parking on Tujunga Ave. and Woodbridge Dr.