Phoenix Counseling: Rise Up
Counseling should be a place where a person can feel safe, welcomed, and able to share what is most troubling without judgment.
Does it seem like your relationship is out of balance? All you and your partner do, it seems like, is fight? Where there was a feeling of peace and harmony, now just feels like a heavy fog of uncertainty. Is there an issue of infidelity and the trust has evaporated? At one point you and your partner could communicate, but now you struggle to get your message across. My private practice is focused on those feelings and more. So come in and let's talk, so we can work on getting your relationship back to where you would like it to be.
Counseling should be a place where a person can feel safe, welcomed, and able to share what is most troubling without judgment. You will practice the tools and resources necessary to enable and empower yourself to solve the problems you face now and in the future.
I received my B. S. in Psychology at San Jose State and went on to graduate from the University of Phoenix with a M.S. in counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT (113286) and in January of 2019 I launched my private practice, which has been a longtime goal of mine. In addition, I am a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. As well as a member of the Santa Clara chapter.
Furthermore, I provide services to individuals, kids, and athletes who struggle with addiction, anxiety, depression, self - esteem issues, grief, loss, life transitions, and other issues.
I am sex positive, also queer and sex - worker friendly. Please contact me if you are feeling stressed, anxious, un-welcomed, or wanting to discuss other issues that may be bothering you.
Areas of Focus & Modalities
Some Of The Areas I Focus on:
Marital, Premarital, & Couple Counseling
PTSD & Trauma
Blended Families, Parenting, Co- Parenting
Coping With Divorce
Sexual issues & Sex Therapy
Athletes (Mindfulness, Stress, Focus, Anxiety)
Those in level C-Level positions (Stress, Communication, Work - Life Balance)
MFT Associates and students in the mental health field
Some of the modalities I use include, but are not limited to:
Hours and Payment Information
Each Session is 45 - 50 minutes. The session fee is $200. Payment is due at the end of every session. I accept cash, check, Venmo, Apple Pay, or Credit Card. I also accept most FSA’s (Flexible Spending Account).
Business hours are M - Th; 8am - 7pm. Friday: 9am - 4pm. Saturday: 8am - 12pm. Aside from normal business hours, I do have limited availability beyond the hours stated above.
M - F: 6am and 7am.
M - Th: 8pm and 9pm.
Saturday: 1pm - 2pm
Sunday: 11am - 2pm.
I do offer sliding scale sessions based on circumstance, financial hardship, and availability. If you would like help figuring out if you can afford therapy please visit https://laurenhallden.com/therapycalculator/
Insurance: I am unable to accept insurance at this time. I can provide you with a Invoice/SuperBill if you would like to use your out of network benefits to seek repayment. Please be advised your insurance company may decline your request for reimbursement, in which case you will be solely responsible for the costs associated with therapy.
Court Involvement: In the event I am requested to attend court for divorce, custody disputes, injuries, lawsuits, etc. there is a possibility of making full disclosures with regard to matters within a therapy session. Therefore, if I am required by law, you must sign a release of information. My fee is $200 per hour that I am attending the proceeding. There is also a preparation fee of $150 an hour. The total amount will be due 21 days after I have made the court appearance. The fee is non refundable.
Please keep phone contact between sessions brief and address issues during sessions. Calls over 30 minutes will be charged my hourly rate of $140 per hour. Please call me at my number if you need to speak with me, but if it is an emergency call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-784-2433 or 911, contact another crisis hotline, or go to the nearest emergency room.
I do not normally provide tele - therapy or online therapy. In the event there is a shelter in place order I will offer tele - therapy only, until it is safe for face to face sessions.
In couples counseling there is a no - secrets policy. This means that if one partner contacts me between sessions and discloses information pertaining to the relationship, I will encourage the information to be shared in session.
I am available via text, email, or phone call Monday – Thursday, 9am - 7pm. Friday 9am - 4pm. I will try my best to return texts, phone calls, or emails in between those times or by the next day. Please limit the phone calls, texts, or emails to session cancellation/rescheduling.
If there is a need to cancel or reschedule please do so 24 hours in advance. However, life the way it is, sometimes it is hard to cancel within 24 hours. In that case, please give an hour notice and I will not charge you a no - show fee. In the event you no - show, without a call, email, or text; you will be charged 50% of the session fee.
Please be aware at this time I do not have an appointment reminder system, therefore please keep track of your appointments as much as possible.
Phoenix Counseling, LLC
16360 Monterey Street
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
319 Saratoga - Los Gatos Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Phone: (408) 509 – 9655
When contacting me, please indicate which location you prefer.