Overcome negative thinking patterns by changing behavior first. Give yourself evidence to think in more realistic and useful ways.
Evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression, anger, and relationship problems.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I provide psychotherapy for a variety of concerns, including anxiety and related disorders, major and chronic depression, anger, relationship problems, stress management, parenting challenges, behavior modification, and life transitions.
Psychotherapy is sometimes called counseling or talk therapy. The purpose is to provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment for you to develop personal insight and coping skills.
In California, a psychologist is licensed by the state’s Board of Psychology. To become licensed, one must earn a doctorate in clinical, counseling, or educational psychology, complete 3000 hours of pre- and post-doctoral supervised professional experience, and pass national and state licensing exams.
I see children, teens, and adults for individual psychotherapy. I also offer parenting support and consulting services for athletes and performing artists.
My approach to treatment will depend on your unique goals, which we’ll identify in the first few sessions. For symptoms of anxiety and depression, most people benefit from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), an evidence-based treatment that’s collaborative and goal-directed.
Cognitive behavior therapy examines how thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are connected, and this information is used to create plans to feel better and improve functioning.
The first session takes 75 minutes for an intake assessment of personal history, problem identification, goal setting, treatment planning, and discussion of policies.
The first session will be 75 minutes. Additional sessions are 50 minutes.
After the first few sessions, most people begin to feel hopeful about the future and motivated to change. In the sessions that follow, we’ll emphasize skill building. Everyone’s different, but this often takes an additional 8 to 20 sessions.
Fees are $150 for 50-minute sessions for psychotherapy, testing, and performance enhancement services. The initial session is $225 for 75 minutes.
At this time, I do not accept insurance. However, your insurance company may provide partial reimbursement for services provided to treat a mental health condition diagnosed by a qualified professional. I will be happy to provide a “superbill” with all the necessary information for you to submit a claim to your insurance company directly.
I do provide “telehealth” video sessions for current clients who wish to continue meeting while traveling for work or during extended school breaks.
Downtown Chico Location