Maria Darcy, Ph.D. 949-698-0590

4425 Jamboree Road, Suite 270, Newport Beach CA 92660 - Telephone 949-698-0590

 Frequently Asked Questions

   How long and how many times a week is a typical session?

   Individual sessions are usually 55 minutes, couple's sessions are either 60 or 90 minutes. Most clients are seen
 once a week

   (twice a week if needed). As time goes on frequency may vary. The number of sessions depends on what your current

   needs are and what you are wanting to accomplish.

   How long will I be in counseling?

   The length of time a client is in counseling depends the nature of the problem and the goals of your counseling. Some clients

   have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a set course of counseling. For others, counseling is an on-going

   learning process and they choose to receive counseling for a longer period.

   What if I want couples counseling, but my partner won't come?

   Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is not as willing as the other to come in for counseling. However, we often find that it is

   possible to improve the relationship with just one person involved in counseling. Also if your partner becomes interested in

   counseling at a later date I will facilitate that process.

   Do you take insurance?

   Presently, I do not accept insurance.  Your insurance may pay for out-of-network providers, so ask your insurance company if this

   is the case. 

   Do I need to take medications?

   Only medical doctors/ psychiatrists may prescribe medications. However, based on a joint assessment of problems you are facing,

   it may be advisable to consult with a psychiatrist to determine whether medication is warranted. Typically, clients see someone

   under their health insurance coverage or I can refer you to psychiatrist.