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We can help you connect with top therapists and counselors in Los Angeles and beyond. You may be interested in conflict resolution, rebuilding trust, or simply communicating better. Reaching out to one of our gifted therapists is the first step towards helping you to cope with uncertainty and loss and empowering you to make a change.
We also invite you to make meaningful connections with others in our community who might have similar issues. You can do this privately and anonymously if you prefer.
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Guidelines for Choosing the right Therapist
If you are going through a rocky period in your relationship and seeking to try to resolve problems together therapy can be very helpful. If you are separated or divorcing you may find that the support and solutions of a skilled counselor can be most helpful and insightful at a crucial time in your life.
How do I find a therapist?
The Peachy Network has experienced therapists who come to us through recommendations, so we know that they are respected by their peers. The network has a good deal of information about each member. You can read about their education and experience, look at their reviews and see a video which should give you a good sense of the counselor’s style. Most therapists will offer the first session for free so you can see if it is a good fit. It is probably a good idea to interview more than one candidate.
What are the licenses and what do they represent?
There are a variety of licenses for counselor’s in California:
How do they plan my treatment?
Most therapists have a theoretical framework for their treatments. You may want to check as you are interviewing potential candidates. Here are the most common theoretical approaches:
How much do therapists charge?
If you are looking to do traditional therapy or couples’ therapy, the hourly rates usually range from about $125-$200. Some therapists work on a sliding scale, meaning that depending on your income they may reduce their fees. If you are appointed a therapist by the court, for a child custody dispute for example, and you need to have a home evaluation, this can be very pricey. Most therapy sessions are once a week for 50 minutes. But in times of crisis some patients want to come in more frequently.
Many therapists accept insurance so you should check with your insurance company to see if they cover mental health care and if the counselor you choose is in network.
Top questions to ask a therapist
Children often reflect disharmony between their parents. They may even be internalizing the conflicts that you feel and be fearful of change. It is really important to find a psychologist or counselor who can support your children through this change. Experienced counselors have the skills to communicate effectively and reassure children as they process their feelings.
Our Premier Professionals are here to support your children through this transition so that you can all live your best lives.
Parental strife is very difficult for children.
They may reflect or internalize the sadness and worry they feel if their parents are not getting along. They may have even more to deal with during a divorce, especially with shared custody. This is an excellent time to seek advice from one of the professionals in our Peachy Premier Network.
What does a Child Psychologist do?
The counselor may want to meet with you, both you and your partner, and your child(ren). An experienced professional can help you with the words to use when explaining things to your child. They should be able to give you insight into dealing with divorce for children at any age or stage of life. Some parents who are angry with their spouse try to manipulate their child into disconnecting with the other parent. If parental alienation is occurring, the therapist can help you deal with that.
How much do child psychologists charge?
Typically, a child psychologist will charge by the hour, anywhere from $150-$250. If you have a specialist who is doing a home study there will be a flat fee which can cost several thousand dollars and involves a written evaluation and perhaps even a testimony in court. Insurance may cover some of these costs.
Top questions to ask a Child Psychologist
How do I find the right therapist for my child?
Please look through the Peachy Network to get a feel for someone in your area who may be a good fit. It is especially helpful to use the videos submitted to assess the counselor. Most therapists will offer either a free first session or an interview.
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In a rapidly changing world people are searching for more depth and meaning in their daily lives. People’s ability to cope with stressful events is tested in a faltering relationship. Professional coaches are in a prime position to help clients live their best lives. They can provide key resources and tools to navigate changes and guide you on your path to your fullest life.
A Life Coach is a guide who can help a person find more success and satisfaction in their life. They act as a support to help plan a strategy in their career or relationship or any other aspect of their lives. For someone who is having trouble in their relationship or marriage and is making a major life decision, it is very wise to plan out these steps with the help of a specialist.
How do I find a Life Coach?
It is best to find someone who shares the same life vision as yourself. Because Life Coaches are not licensed you may feel more at ease with the Peachy Network, knowing that these professionals have come with recommendations. In addition, checking through the videos will help you get a feel for the coaches and their styles of working.
What is the difference between a Life Coach and a Wellness Coach?
A Life Coach is concerned with the patient’s emotional wellbeing and refocusing. A wellness coach works with a person to help them give up unhealthy habits such as overeating or smoking.
How do they plan my treatment?
Your coach will work with you to decide specifically what your goals are, how to achieve them, and how to overcome any obstacles. They will be your support and oversee that you are working towards your goals. Sometimes you will be given homework assignments.
How much does a Life Coach cost?
The hourly rate for a Life Coach is between $100-$300. This would not be covered by insurance.
Top questions to ask a Life Coach
Mediators play a special roll in solving family law issues. This is an excellent way to avoid going to court and keep costs manageable by working out problems in a neutral space. There is a unique skill set required to mediate these challenging concerns. Our Premier Professionals can help you collaborate and reach a mutually satisfying resolution.
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