Nancy A Bales
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Hollister, CA 95024
So much of what is offered in the field of psychotherapy is like putting new paint over a rusty patio chair. It looks great at first, but the rust is still eating away at the metal, weakening and destroying the chair underneath. In my practice I focus on working with my patients to find the sources of their unhappiness and then helping them to understand how those things from their past are affecting their current life. It is only through real understanding that permanent change can occur.
So much of what is offered in the field of psychotherapy is like putting new paint over a rusty patio chair. It looks great at first, but the rust is still eating away at the metal, weakening and destroying the chair underneath. In my practice I focus on working with my patients to find the sources of their unhappiness and then helping them to understand how those things from their past are affecting their current life. It is only through real understanding that permanent change can occur.
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Suenia Villagerardo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hollister, CA 95024  (Online Only)
Virtual Sessions Only. I work well with anyone who seeks therapy and is ready to work on themselves. I have worked with about every population, culture and age group. Issues that I am best suited to treating include a wide variety of disorders, childhood trauma, addictions, domestic violence, parenting/bonding/interpersonal relationships. I certified in EMDR and expressive arts therapy. I like to offer different forms of expression to my clients in the healing arts. I also give plenty of skill building tools and homework so clients can maximize their progress outside of the weekly sessions. I speak Spanish fluently.
Virtual Sessions Only. I work well with anyone who seeks therapy and is ready to work on themselves. I have worked with about every population, culture and age group. Issues that I am best suited to treating include a wide variety of disorders, childhood trauma, addictions, domestic violence, parenting/bonding/interpersonal relationships. I certified in EMDR and expressive arts therapy. I like to offer different forms of expression to my clients in the healing arts. I also give plenty of skill building tools and homework so clients can maximize their progress outside of the weekly sessions. I speak Spanish fluently.
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Pamela Irrgang-Metz
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hollister, CA 95024
Pamela’s areas of interest are serious mental illness, chronic pain, trauma, existentialism, relationship and interpersonal skills, multicultural diversity, assessments, and forensic psychology. Pamela’s therapeutic goal is to help clients find balance, meaning, and purpose. She seeks to assist clients in achieving a new normal of safety, stability, and confidence in all areas of their lives. She is passionate about the human mind and exploring nature and nurture in human behavior. On a personal note, Pamela enjoys painting and spending time with her husband and cats, Niles and Wally.
Pamela’s areas of interest are serious mental illness, chronic pain, trauma, existentialism, relationship and interpersonal skills, multicultural diversity, assessments, and forensic psychology. Pamela’s therapeutic goal is to help clients find balance, meaning, and purpose. She seeks to assist clients in achieving a new normal of safety, stability, and confidence in all areas of their lives. She is passionate about the human mind and exploring nature and nurture in human behavior. On a personal note, Pamela enjoys painting and spending time with her husband and cats, Niles and Wally.
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Number of Therapists in 95024

< 10

Therapists in 95024 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
67% Chronic Pain
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Other
67% Bipolar Disorder
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Humana

How Therapists in 95024 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95024?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.