What is LPCC?
A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) uses counseling interventions and psychotherapeutic techniques to identify and remediate cognitive, mental, and emotional issues, including personal growth, adjustment to disability, crisis intervention, and psychosocial and environmental problems. Professional Clinical Counselors are healing arts practitioners licensed by the State of California and regulated by the Board of Behavioral Sciences of California.
How do I know if psychotherapy is for me?
It is a good idea to seek professional support when you are facing issues that continue to interfere with your life despite your attempts to solve them.
How often will I see my psychotherapist and for how long?
The client and the psychotherapist will determine the frequency and duration of sessions based on need. Typical psychotherapy sessions take place once per week for 50 minutes sessions. Increased frequency of sessions can occur in more acute or crisis situations.
For how long will I be in treatment?
Termination of treatment is generally determined by client and psychotherapist based on the progress or lack of progress made in sessions. All clients have the right to terminate treatment at any time. A psychotherapist may terminate treatment for both clinical and/or ethical reasons.
How much does psychotherapy cost?
The cost of services can vary from therapist to therapist depending on the type and length of session. In my practice, the cost per 50 min. individual session is $120.
Will the information I share in psychotherapy remain private?
Privileged communication is granted between client and psychotherapist with some exceptions. Psychotherapist will break confidentiality when a client is thought to represent harm to self or others and when the psychotherapist suspects child, elder, or dependent adult abuse or neglect.
How do I prepare for my first session?
Feel reassured that you will not have to share anything that you are not ready to share. Psychotherapy is a process and as you learn to feel more comfortable with your therapist you will decide what to share. Come to session with hope that things can get better for you and your loved ones.