River Rock Counseling



Session rates, licensed therapist (individuals & couples)

  • Based on household income
  • 24-HR cancellation policy


(monthly income: fee per session)

$0 - 2000: $89
$2001 - 3000: $105
$3001 and up: $125

Session availability

  • Mon - Sat (mornings, days, evenings available)
  • Office, phone, or video sessions
  • Urgent, same day sessions are usually available

Health insurance

  • We are an "out of network provider" for California, meaning you pay for the session and we provide you with a "super bill" to give to your insurance company for PPO coverage
  • Psychotherapy services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance
  • Information disclosed to insurance companies include:
    • Dates of treatment, diagnosis, prognosis, progress, and the treatment plan   
  • You can check your mental health coverage by asking the following questions:
    • Can I use an "out-of-network provider"?
    • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
    • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
    • What is my deductible and has it been met?
    • Is approval required from my primary care physician?


Teletherapy 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
    • 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:

  • Problem
    • 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?
    • 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" (retrieved 5/19/15, http://www.zurinstitute.com/standardofcaretherapy.html)


  • Click here to use PayPal to pay for your phone session