General FAQs

Thinking About Therapy

Starting therapy can be an intimidating process. Many people have questions about how to start and what they need to know. Please read through these frequently asked questions below to learn more about my therapy services and feel free to contact me or request an appointment if you have any further questions or concerns.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you support clients right now?

At this time I support clients in 3 ways:

  •  Adjunct EMDR therapy (4-12 sessions) in collaboration with your primary talk therapist
  • Personalized treatment programs for individuals (EMDR Intensive Programs)
  • Therapy time reserved for you each week (Ongoing Support)
Do you offer online and in person therapy?

Virtual formats are available for Ongoing Support, Intensive, and Adjunct EMDR. Intensive Programs have access to the Hermosa Beach office space for sessions requested on the weekends.

How often would we meet?

Virtual Ongoing Support (weekly recurring sessions) and Intensive Programs are available for you to choose from.

How long is each session?

Weekly sessions tend to be shorter in length (50 minutes). Intensive Programs offer longer sessions (1.5-2 hours) with different models (1-day, 2-day, resourcing focused) and mixed formats (in person and virtual) for accelerated work.

How much does therapy cost?

Ongoing Support typically occurs on 1x on a weekly basis ($230/per 50 minutes). Intensive/Adjunct EMDR rates depend on request day/time for scheduling: weekdays ($300/hr) and weekends ($350/hr).

Will my fee ever change?

I am committed to ensuring that you have at least one month’s notice about any fee raises. Fees are raised for existing and new clients annually. Should I not hear from you or you choose to pause your ongoing therapy for 12 weeks or more, your fee will match the current new client fee.

 

Do you offer sliding scale rates?

I offer a 12-week, sliding scale program for clients who wish to work with me on targeted treatment goals and are unable to pay my full fee. During the 12-weeks, clients in this program have access to Intensive Programs at a discounted rate. At the end of the 12-weeks, services return to full fee amount. There are limited spots in the sliding scale program. Reach out to check availability.

 

Do you take insurance?

I accept PPO health insurance plans as an “out-of-network” provider. Superbills can be provided on a monthly basis upon request.

How many therapy sessions will I need to attend?

Not all distress can be resolved at once. A processing and treatment plan will be shared with you to best help you achieve your goals.

What do I do if I need to cancel or reschedule a session?

Please remember I have a 48 hour cancellation and rescheduling policy to avoid being charged the full session fee and $25 late fee for office space if changes need to be made. You can easily reach me via phone, text, or email.

How do I start therapy with you?

I offer a complimentary 15 minute initial phone consultation prior to starting therapy. To schedule a phone consultation contact me by phone 323.296.9846 or email.

Do you offer an initial consultation?

Yes! I offer complimentary 15 minute phone consultations for all potential clients. To schedule a phone consultation to see if we are a good fit for each other and your goals, feel free to call me at 323.296.9846 or email.

Do you offer medication management?

No. While I do not provide medication management, if you feel that medication may be helpful or necessary I can provide you with referrals to trusted providers. Once I have your signed consent, I am happy to collaborate with medication management providers to help you reach your goals.

If you prefer a holistic route in your healing process, I can also provide you with referrals and further recommendations for supporting the mind, body, and soul.

 

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CONTACT ME

323.296.9846

therapybycat@gmail.com

2309 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

COPYRIGHT © 2023. THERAPY BY CAT | PRIVACY POLICY 

CONTACT ME

323.296.9846

therapybycat@gmail.com

2309 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

COPYRIGHT © 2023. THERAPY BY CAT | PRIVACY POLICY