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Marya Furman   - CFP

Los Angeles

3.0 stars 33 reviews

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Experienced in Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning

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Sara Romans

Los Angeles

5.0 stars 33 reviews

★★★      Licensed for 9 years

 

Experienced in Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning

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Caty Sommer,  Certified Financial Planner

Los Angeles

4.0 stars 33 reviews

★★★★      Licensed for 10 years

 

Experienced in Wealth Management, Late Life Planning, Wealth Transfer

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Wendy Hartman   -Certified CPA

Los Angeles

3.0 stars 33 reviews

★★★★      Licensed for 9 years

 

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Ginny Hsaio   Certified CPA

Los Angeles

3.0 stars 33 reviews

★★★★      Licensed for 9 years

 

Experienced in Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning

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Gary Corderman   -fiduciary

Los Angeles

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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:

  • Marriage Family Therapist –specializes in couple and families   MFT
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker-specializes in working in the social system   LCSW
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor-General counseling, individual therapy   LMHC
  • Psychologist-has a PhD, works with general population PsyD
  • Psychiatrist –typically does not do therapy but prescribes medication   Medical Doctor    MD

 

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:

 

  • Cognitive-Behavioral – replacing negative thoughts or destructive behavior
  • Psychodynamic – exploring childhood and the past to give insight into behavior.  This is usually long-term therapy.
  • Humanistic – client centered therapy involving self-acceptance
  • Gestalt – focuses on unresolved issues and emotional well-being

 

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

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • Do you work with couples, families, individuals?
  • What are your payment options?
  • Where are you located?
  • Do you do virtual therapy sessions during the COVID 19 pandemic?
  • What special expertise can you bring to my situation?

 

 

Child Counselor

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

  • Will you want to see me and my child together or separately?
  • Are you willing to testify in court?
  • How much experience have you had with cases like mine?
  • How long have you been practicing?
  • Can you give me a brief overview of a treatment plan?

 

 

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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Life Coach

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

 

  • What kind of experience have you had?
  • May I speak to a former client?
  • For how long have you been coaching?
  • Do you do virtual sessions during the COVID 19 pandemic?
  • Can you tell me a little about how you would work with me?
  •  Do you have a philosophy on living your best life?

 

 

Mediation

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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What is the state of your relationship? Are you happy? Do you see a bright future and feel connected to your spouse, or is life hard?

 

First, you can use the marriage test to try and get a sense for the state of your relationship. Moving forward, working on the problems or making a change? its a big step.

 

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