Are you licensed?
Yes, I am licensed in California and Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist (CA #53944 and TX #205207). I only provide services to individuals and couples in California and Texas.
What are your rates?
Free 15 minute phone consultation
$155 for 50 minutes, virtual
$110 for documentation (per letter or per page for forms)
I have a limited number of slots for Loveland Voucher recipients (https://thelovelandfoundation.org/loveland-therapy-fund/).
Do you accept insurance?
I do not accept insurance as payment but I am able to provide documentation (a superbill) so you can be reimbursed through Out of Network insurance. I encourage anyone interested in this to call their insurance provider before starting therapy to find out their policies around this so you know how much money you will get back.
What is your schedule?
I conduct sessions during the following times:
Monday 3pm-8pm PST/ 5pm-10pm CST
Tuesday 3pm-8pm PST/ 5pm-10pm CST
Wednesday 3pm-8pm PST/ 5pm-10pm CST
Thursday 3pm-8pm PST/ 5pm-10pm CST
Friday 3pm-6pm PST/ 5pm-8pm CST
What can I expect from therapy?
I let my clients drive the session so I typically start each session just asking what's been going on. Many times, maybe without you even knowing it, this can relate to the goals that you set for therapy as well as give me more information to patterns in your life and behavior. You can also experience a bunch of different emotions during and after therapy including sadness, relief, anger, and joy to name a few. Therapy isn't a magic pill but I'm committed to work with you as we process what's been happening and try to figure out what may be best for you moving forward.
I'm pretty casual in how I provide my services in session but I typically pull from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Structural Family Therapy (SFT), and Motivational Interviewing. I have also recently been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and am currently going through the certification process.
I don't have clients under 14 years old and I don't have expertise with eating disorders, ADHD, and some personality disorders among some other challenges. If I don't think that I have the skills to assist your specific concern, I will provide you with some recommended clinicians, organizations, or platforms.
Clinicians must hold certain licenses to prescribe medication. If you are seeking medication, I encourage you to connect with a psychiatrist. It is typically recommended that people continue to see a therapist to work on behavior and processing even when on medication. We can meet and talk about how the medication is going and work on your behavior, thoughts, processing the past, and set goals for the future.
Do you provide Good Faith Estimates?
Yes, I will provide this to you before we begin services and update it if anything changes. I will discuss this further with you during the intake process. You have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don't have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. Make sure your clinicians gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your service. You can also ask your clinicians, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or services. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
Can I follow you on social media?
Absolutely! I will not follow you back but you're welcome to check out my business accounts. You can find me on Instagram under @act_with_marcelle. Keep in mind that my social media content is not a replacement for therapy services and more for entertainment. I do not communicate with clients or provide therapy services through social media.