Counseling and Psychotherapy
My practice is designed for clients aged 13 and older. I provide individual therapy, group therapy, and workshops/presentations.
I offer both day time and evening appointments. Should you be interested in beginning treatment, please contact me on my confidential voicemail, (323) 362-6555, or my email, firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can talk with one another and determine if my practice is appropriate for your needs.
The first session is the intake session. While it is the same length of time as a normal session (50 minutes), I will ask you to arrive 15 minutes early so that you can complete some brief paperwork prior to this appointment. The intake session provides an opportunity to:
If we determine we are not a good "fit" and that your goals and needs would be better addressed with another clinician, I will gladly provide you with three referrals to my Los Angeles colleagues.
If you are a parent or guardian seeking services for your minor child/teen (age 17 or younger), I require the intake session be attended by the parent(s) or guardian and the child. If the parents of the minor child/teen are divorced or the minor child/teen is under the care of a legal guardian, I require a copy of a legal document, such as a divorce decree, which clearly states the parent’s or guardian’s right to consent to psychological treatment for the minor child/teen in question.
TYPES OF SERVICES
Individual therapy sessions are 50 minutes. While I usually recommend weekly sessions, we may determine meeting more frequently or less frequently best meets your needs. I schedule each session at the end of the previous session. This is to allow for changes in your and my schedules.
At various times I will provide structured therapy groups with focus on a specific topic. Topics might include coping with job loss, managing stress or anxiety, or dealing with men's issues. Groups will be offered for an 8, 10, or 12 week time period and will last 60 minutes. Groups will be limited to between 3 and 8 members. For more information on what groups are currently available, please click on the Group Therapy link in the sidebar.
I offer workshops, presentations, and speaking engagements to businesses, organizations, and groups. I am happy to create and develop a presentation that fits the needs of your program.