(949)292-2092

Dr Judy Chamberlin LCSW PsyD lcS 26665 
   COUNSELING INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES AND FAMILIES

     

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"Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are".

-- Rachel Naomi Remen




"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."

--
Victor Frankl



"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It was there all the time."


-- Anna Freud


 

How long is a typical session and and how many times a week will we meet? 

Sessions are usually 45 minutes. Most clients are seen once or twice a week in the beginning, then, as time goes on, less frequently. The number of sessions depends on what your current needs are.

How long will I be in counseling? 

The length of time a client is in counseling depends on the nature of the problem and the goals. Some clients have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a set course of counseling. For others, they desire an on-going learning process and they choose to continue for a longer period.

What if I want couples therapy, but my partner won't come? 

Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is not as willing as the other to come in for counseling. However, I often find that it is possible to improve the relationship with just one person involved in counseling.

How much are your Fees and do you take insurance?  

My standard fee is $175 per 45 minute session. During these difficult economic times, it is my hope to make my services affordable in order to meet the needs of our local community. On occasion, I am able to offer a sliding fee scale based on my clients' current situation and ability to pay. During your initial session, please let me know if you would like to discuss your fee and we can work together to develop a plan that will work best for you.

To protect your privacy and confidentiality, I do not participate as an in-network provider with insurance plans. If you would like to file a claim for reimbursement for my services as an out-of-network provider, I provide you with a statement at the end of each month that you can submit to your PPO insurance carrier. 

Do I need to take medications?  

As a licensed psychotherapist,  I am not legally allowed to prescribe medications. However, based on an assessment of the problems you are facing, it may be advisable to consult with a psychiatrist to determine whether medication is warranted. Typically, clients see someone under their health insurance coverage or I can refer you to a psychiatrist.

 

Judy Chamberlin LCSW
17752 Sky Park Circle Suite 260
Irvine, CA 92614
tel (949)292-2092
email judy@judychamberlin.com
website www.judychamberlin.com