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. We can usually help you get your teen through the door.
How much does counseling cost?
Therapy costs between $200 and $225 per 50 minute session. Reduced fee slots are available from time to time so if you’re worried about cost, call anyway. Even if one of us doesn’t happen to have a reduced fee slot we’ll still provide you quality referrals.
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 we can find a space for you. If not, we will give you referrals to other good counselors.
When do you see clients?
Afternoons and evenings on weekdays. Weekend appointments are available with Carrie Johnson. We offer online appointments as well.
Where are you located?
There are two locations. One office is at 26040 Acero, Mission Viejo, 92691. The second office is at 4060 Campus Dr., Ste. 110, Newport Beach, 92660. We also offer online sessions.
Do you accept insurance?
We 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 we are glad to fill out the necessary paperwork if services are covered. Please call for more information on how to determine if counseling is covered under your insurance as every plan is different.