Therapeutic Care For families and older adolescents
Holistic Family Therapy can be your guide towards better family connection. My office, located in Oakland, California, welcomes all families, especially those who embody, hold, and live with marginalized identities.
While family therapy works best when all family members are involved, I see adolescents over age 16 (on a case by case basis) without their parent(s)/caregiver(s).
What Is DBT?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) teaches specific skills to help people:
DBT was initially designed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and self-harming behaviors. It is also an evidence based treatment for various issues, including depression, anxiety, self harm, chronic suicidality and family conflict.
DBT focuses on learning tools so you can be more effective in the world around you.
DBT Skills Groups
I offer group DBT skills training. Due to the nature of DBT, you must be in individual therapy with an outside therapist to join the group. Groups offered on a rotating basis of adolescents, adults and families.
The skills group is similar to a classroom environment. Classes are 75 minutes per week, and the coursework is 14 weeks long.
What You’ll Learn
Mindfulness: Gain awareness of your surroundings and snesations in the body in the present moment (no past, no future, just now).
Distress Tolerance: Learn how to deal with stressful situations and crises without making them worse and learn to radically accept circumstances that cannot be changed.
Interpersonal Effectiveness: Understand more about communication, setting boundaries, self respect, and healthy relationship building.
Emotion Regulation: Recognize and comprehend your emotions and learn how to change ineffective feelings.
An intake assessment for classes is required and for skills training groups and is a separate service from the classes. The cost of the intake assessment is $100 for a 50 minute session. There is a 48-business hour cancellation policy for this appointment. Any appointment cancelled without at least 48-business hour notice (including “no shows”) will be charged the full fee, regardless of reason.
The fee for family or individual therapy is $180.00/50 minute session. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy for individual or family therapy appointments. Any family or individual therapy appointment cancelled without at least 24 hour notice (including “no shows”) will be charged the full fee, regardless of reason.
Payment is done through IvyPay, a HIPAA-compliant service made specifically for therapists. You do not need to download the app in order to use it. I do not belong to any insurance panels and do not accept insurance as a form of payment. Payment is required at the time of session/class and is charged per module for skills group and parenting classes. I can provide a superbill for your use as needed. Please check with your insurance company before using a superbill for possible out-of-network reimbursement.
Under the No Surprises Act of 2022, you have the right to request and receive “Good Faith Estimate.” This estimate outlines approximately how much your mental health care will cost. This law was passed for clients who are uninsured or who are not using insurance to pay for services. You can ask for a Good Faith Estimate before your first session. If your bill is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Please make sure to save a copy or screenshot of your original Good Faith Estimate. Keep in mind that it can be challenging to know the exact cost of sessions, as we cannot anticipate the length of therapy, and sessions may be missed or more sessions might be scheduled. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 985-3059.
Ready To Start Your Journey?
Reach out to me to complete a free 15 minute consultation.