Q&A

Q. What is your typical process for working with a new client?

A. We set up a 15/20 minute phone conversation or exchange emails. An email link is sent to the Client Portal where new clients can fill out paperwork prior to our first meeting in order to save on valuable session time. The first few sessions help us get to know you and your concerns as well as what treatment would benefit your particular situation. Payment is made at the end of each treatment day electronically through the Client Portal's secure payment processor. Cash or check is also accepted. Clients who are interested, are often emailed any homework assignments or materials we discuss so that you as the Client can easily reference it and further grow between sessions. Most questions or concerns between sessions are responded to by email.

Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A. Amber Gruber is EMDR trained (more on this here      ) and all clinicians at AGC participate in trainings to stay current and up to date on current research. Personal growth is very important for our line of work as many therapists get comfortable where they are at. Just as we encourage our Clients to grow, we hold this standard in our own life personally and professionally. This helps us form a wide variety of interventions and tools to offer my Clients. 

Our experience spans Intensive Outpatient Programs covering addiction/trauma-based groups covering topics such as grief, self-care, emotional regulation, grounding techniques, trauma interventions(seeking safety model), and Cognitive Behavioral tools as well as 

 

Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.

A. The price for individual counseling and couples counseling by a licensed therapist is $120/session(60minutes) and $150/session(75minutes). Some couples prefer to meet for longer periods of time and in which case fee and timeframe will be negotiated. 

Our Registered Associates offer reduced fee services and charge anywhere between $50-$80 session.

I offer a special price for premarital couples of $65/session(60minutes) for up to 6 sessions.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. Research shows that the largest indicator for success in therapy is Rapport. If you feel comfortable and connected to your Therapist you are more likely to succeed in treatment. Make sure that you get connected with someone you are comfortable with and that you feel you can trust.

Amber Gruber Counseling

2727 Camino Del Rio South #244
San Diego, CA 92109

This website and any content provided does not take the place of therapy.

 

 

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