River Rock Counseling


Psychotherapy & Counseling Sessions 

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Sliding fee scale
$0000 - $1500: $89
$1501 - $2500: $105
$2501 - $3000: $125
$3001 and up: therapist fees vary

Pro-Bono Publico
For those in immediate need and who do not have the funds, we offer free sessions

Our therapists may accept:
Cash, check, PayPal, Square, Venmo

Out of Network Provider for most PPOs
Your therapist can give you an invoice to submit to your insurance company

Cancellation policy
At least 24 hours in advance to avoid paying the full cost of the session
At least 48 hours in advance to avoid forfeiting pro bono sessions

Session availability 

Days & hours
Monday - Thursday, 11 AM - 8 PM
Fridays, 11 AM - 2 PM
Early mornings and Saturdays vary

*by appointment only*

Session options 

For individuals, couples, and families
A non-deficit, strength-based approach 

Session modalities 
Office in Fair Oaks, California
Phone (Telemental Health / Telesupport)
Video (Regroup Therapy, HIPPA compliant)

Length of sessions
Full, half or extended sessions available
(half sessions are by phone only)

Personalized treatment plans
Includes the long-term and short-term goals and the steps to help achieve them in a time effective manner​ 

Collaborative documentation
Includes the client in the note taking process, which creates transparency; compliant with the "standard of care"​ 

Reliable and valid outcome measures
Client-Directed, Outcome Informed (CDOI) measurement scales​

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Can be integrated into your session to help remove or reduce negative emotions

River Rock Counseling

Tele-therapy sessions 

Consider a phone session when...
  • You live at a distance from the office 
  • You prefer the comfort, convenience, and privacy of your own space 
  • Travel would otherwise create gaps in ongoing sessions 
  • 24-hour notice is encouraged to change an office visit to a phone session 
  • Limitations apply, please call for more information

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) 

EFT can be integrated into your counseling session 
  • It is a form of psychological acupressure that can help you remove negative emotions, reduce or eliminate pain, and implement goals
  • Involves custom-made verbal affirmations while tapping repeatedly on specific key locations
  • Based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years
  • "EFT is now the most influential and widely known Energy Psychology method in the world" (The Tapping Solution, Dr. Patricia Carrington and Nick Ortner)

Personalized treatment plans 

Below is a brief summary showing the 5 areas our plans include

Primary Problem (i.e., Intimate Relationship Conflict)
Secondary Problems (i.e., Anxiety)
Other Problems (i.e., Extended Family Conflict)

Behavioral definition of the problem
Example: Frequent or continual arguing with partner; lack of communication...       

Long-term goals
Example: Develop the necessary skills for effective, open communication, mutually satisfying sexual intimacy, and enjoyable time together

Short-term objectives
Example: Learn and implement problem-solving and conflict resolution skills; identify the positive aspects of the relationship...

Therapeutic interventions
Example: Assist in identifying conflicts that can be addressed using communication, conflict-resolution, and/or problem-solving skills...

Compliance with the "standard of care" 

What does it mean to have compliance with the standard of care? (www.zurinstitute.com)
  • It means that "therapists have acted in a prudent and reasonable manner and followed community and professional standards as have others of the same profession or discipline with comparable qualification in similar localities" 
  • "Demonstrating compliance with the standard of care is done primarily via documentation in the clinical records"