We don't do journaling out loud. Some forms of therapy can be the equivalent to what we call "journaling out loud" where each session is comprised of whatever you feel like sharing about from your week or your past. While this type of process is important to the counseling process and does occur in some amount each week, this isn't the work of therapy that facilitates healing. In our view, you will feel temporary relief from doing this in the same way that you do when journaling or talking to a friend. In counseling jargon we call this "catharsis."
Our belief is that sometimes therapists unnecessarily "hold all the secrets" by failing to teach you what they're doing. This leads to lack of confidence in your ability to use those skills outside of session. In truth, the goal of counseling is to finish in months (not years), and (ideally and in most cases) not need to come back.
Many times, we have been successful helping people who have been to counseling multiple times before and not felt the relief they were looking for. Part of how we can be effective in these scenarios is by not just focusing on present symptoms, but focusing on the root causes of the symptoms and addressing those.
- Cost per Session: $100
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
We currently do not accept any insurances. For Associate therapists, a superbill would not be reimbursed.
Email us or call (657) 208-4334 with questions.
- Years in Practice: 4 Years
- License: California / 92438
Our mission is to reduce suffering as efficiently as possible. We utilize focused, goal-oriented therapy to transform your life.
- Trauma and PTSD
- Life Transitions
- Mood Disorders
- Gay Allied
- Lesbian Allied
- Racial Justice Allied
Programs and Services
Types of Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior (DBT)