Frequently Asked Questions

The decision to start counseling and therapy services isn’t easy. Here are some FAQ’s to help you get the help you need.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have a question or would like more information about our counseling and therapy services.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy, also known as “talk therapy,” is a process by which a broad range of psychological problems and emotional distress can be treated. In psychotherapy, a trained mental health professional works with an individual, couple, or family to apply evidence-based techniques and counseling to help clients work through their problems, relieve symptoms, and improve overall quality of life and well-being.

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How Can Therapy or Counseling Services Help Me?

Studies have found that most people who engage in psychotherapy benefit from the treatment. For therapy to be most successful, however, it is important that the therapist and client establish trust and agree on the goals and tasks for treatment. It is important to note that not all mental health professionals are the “best fit” for all clients.

There are a wide variety of treatment modalities and areas of expertise to treat a wide range of psychological and emotional problems—making the initial assessment and treatment plan is an important first step in any course of psychotherapy. With the right “fit” between you and your therapist, psychotherapy can be successful in alleviating a wide range of psychological problems and emotional distress, and give you new skills to cope with challenges that may arise in the future. 

How much does therapy cost?

Please note that Coronado Psych does not currently take insurance. We do, however, provide monthly superbills that include service dates and billing and diagnostic codes that can be submitted by clients to their insurance companies for potential reimbursement.

Please note that we also work with Advekit, a service that helps clients use their benefits to see out-of-network providers.

Our fee is $250 for a 50-minute psychotherapy session, except for the initial intake session, which is $280.

Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card; and they are due at the beginning of each psychotherapy session.

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How does telepsychology work?

Telepsychology is a great way for individuals to access needed services, especially when there are logistical challenges that get in the way of attending regular office visits. At Coronado Psych, we offer secure telephone and encrypted video-conference psychotherapy sessions. Because psychotherapy via telehealth may not be appropriate for everyone, all individuals interested in this service are asked to attend at least one in-person session in order to collaboratively assess the appropriateness of this service to address each client’s needs and goals.

How do I get started?

A course of treatment at Coronado Psych begins with a comprehensive psychological assessment, followed by an evidence-based treatment plan tailored to each client’s needs. Our psychologists have extensive training in several different evidence-based treatment modalities and work collaboratively with each client to develop treatment plans that best fit each client’s needs and goals for psychotherapy.

If you would like more information about our services or fees, please contact us by phone (619-554-0120), email (info@coronadopsych.com) or schedule a initial complimentary consultation.
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Health psychology is the study of human thought, feeling, and behavior as it relates to our physical health and well-being. We know that our psychological state can greatly influence our physical health, through many different avenues.

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What Is an Initial Consultation?

Most clinicians offer some form of an initial consultation for clients prior to booking their first session. This allows for you, a potential client, to gather more information about the provider and their practice. It also allows the therapist to assess whether they can be of service to you.

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Complete this form to contact our practice directly. One of our therapists will reply to you to set up an appointment or provide more information. You can also call us (619-554-0120) or email us directly (info@coronadopsych.com) to learn more.