How do I know if the problem warrants counseling?
If your problem has stayed for more than a few weeks, or if the problem is interfering with how you want to live your life, it is time to seek counseling.
What do I do if I think my adolescent needs therapy but they refuse?
Call anyway. I can usually help you get your teen through the door.
How much does counseling cost?
Therapy with Lauren or Carrie costs $190 per 50 minute session. Therapy with Seth costs $175 because he sees his client exclusively online. Reduced fee slots are available from time to time.
How long will my teen need to attend therapy?
This depends on the issue. It often ranges from a couple months to a year or more.
How involved am I in my teen’s counseling as a parent?
You have a very important role in your teen’s counseling. Things improve faster if you work to make suggested changes as well. This helps reinforce what is being done in therapy.
Are you accepting new clients?
This varies from time to time. Usually I can find a space for you. If not, I will give you referrals to other good counselors.
When do you see clients?
Afternoons and evenings on weekdays. I do not see clients on weekends. Weekend appointments are available with Carrie Johnson. Carrie, Seth and I offer online appointments as well.
Where are you located?
There are three locations. One office is at 26040 Acero, Mission Viejo, 92691. The second office is at 4060 Campus Dr., Ste. 110, Newport Beach, 92660. The third location is at 6200 E. Canyon Rim Rd., Ste. 212, Anaheim Hills, 92807 (inside Canyon Wellness Center). We also offer online sessions.
Do you accept insurance?
I do not accept insurance. This is because insurance often places limitations on treatment that are not necessarily beneficial to your teen. If you would like to use your insurance company I am glad to fill out the necessary paperwork if my services are covered. Please call me for more information on how to determine if counseling is covered under your insurance as every plan is different.