Orange County Psychologist
4425 Jamboree Road, Suite 270, Newport Beach CA 92660 - Telephone 949-698-0590
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.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS AT 949-698-0590