Where is your office located?
We currently have five locations: Nevada City, Auburn, and Chico, and then two of them are in Yuba City, CA.
We will be expanding to Roseville and Sacramento soon.
This office is on the corner of Bridge & Lindon street.
What are your hours?
Some locations offer weekend appointments.
How long are sessions?
What age ranges do you work with?
Do you have therapists for children?
We have a play therapy room set up for our kid clients. We utilize art, games, sand tray, and many other forms of “play” to help children work through the things with which they are struggling.
What types of problems do you work with?
Here is a short list: relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger management, kids and teens, young adults, addiction, parenting, postpartum depression, adoption and infertility, grief and loss, sexual issues, divorce, life transitions, LGBTQ issues, abuse/trauma, brain injury, and more.
What happens in a typical session?
This is a freeing experience—one where you will be met with unconditional support and acceptance. It may be the first time in your life you don’t feel judged or looked down on.
Your therapist will listen and provide insight into your situation and where they see the unhealthy patterns forming in your life and relationships.
Together, you will set goals for how you’d like your life to be better.
They will also give you tools to help you cope with overwhelming thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Together, you will work with your therapist to identify goals and meet them.
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
Will I get reminders of my appointment?
Do you work with insurance?
However, all clients are provided with receipts (also called a “superbill statement”) to file with their insurance companies for possible reimbursement.
We are considered an out-of-network provider. Clients are encouraged to speak with their insurance company individually about reimbursement options.
Here are some things to consider if you want to use your insurance for reimbursement:
Insurance companies can be very limiting, in that they tell you whom you can see and how long you can see them.
Also, they often pay therapists less than half of the going rate.
Insurance companies also require a mental health diagnosis, which becomes part of your medical record.
Many clients prefer to retain control of their personal information as well as having control over whom they see and for how long they see them.
What are your fees?
What types of therapy do your therapists do?
Our therapists utilize evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.
Others that are used include Solutions Focused, Strengths Based, and Transpersonal and Jungian Therapy.
Can I choose which therapist I see?
If you are unsure whom you want to see, we will talk about your needs in our first phone call. Based on what you are looking for, I will match you with the therapist I believe would be the best fit for you and your situation.
Can I switch therapists, if I don’t feel a connection with the one with whom I’m initially matched?
Do I have to lie on the couch?
I don’t want to cry. Will you make me?
Tears are a release of cortisol, which is our stress hormone. If you happen to cry, you can think of crying as a release of this stress that you are carrying around.