Last edited 02/14/2024

Richard Gilbert LMFT

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Richard Gilbert Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

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What does a first session with you look like?

In my personal statement that you just read, I shared my credentials and professional achievements. But in our sessions, you can expect much more than just credentials: You can expect that the problems that brought you to therapy will be quickly and deeply understood. You can expect to feel warmth, caring and empathy for your struggles. You can expect to feel respected as a person and for your ideas and perspectives, and a sense of working together to improve your life. Overall, you can expect to be more hopeful and confident that you’ve found the right place to feel better and to grow in positive ways.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

To understand the origin of my client’s problems, I use a psychodynamic approach. I seek to learn how my client’s in-born nature (i.e., the workings of their unique brain and body) combines with experiences in their family and other close relationships to shape how they view themself, others, and the world and contribute to the problems and issues they face as adults. After gaining this understanding, I often use ACT (Acceptance-Commitment Therapy), an evidence-based method of therapy, to bring about change in current patterns of behavior and thinking that hold the client back and keep them stuck in the past. ACT focuses on processes like mindfulness, techniques for letting go of distressing emotions and taking committed actions that are consistent with core personal values. When working with couples, I’m certified in Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT), another research-supported approach that combines principles of Acceptance and Change to improve relationship satisfaction. All of the approaches I use are conducted within a humanistic relationship, one that emphasizes the therapist’s warmth and genuineness, and a belief in the client’s capacity to grow and develop as a person.

Specialties

Depression

Loss/Grief

Mood disorders

Coping Skills

Peer Relationships

General Expertise

Anxiety

Self-Esteem

Men's health

Couples

In-Network Insurance

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Humana

UnitedHealthcare

Fees

First Session$275
Individual Therapy$275

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Licensure

  • California, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 15285

Education

University of California, Los Angeles

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Richard Gilbert, LMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Richard Gilbert, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Richard Gilbert accepting new clients?

Yes, Richard Gilbert is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Richard Gilbert accept insurance?

Yes, Richard Gilbert accepts insurance, including Humana, UnitedHealthCare (UHC) and UnitedHealthcare.

What types of therapy does Richard Gilbert offer?

Richard Gilbert offers therapy for individuals.

Does Richard Gilbert offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Richard Gilbert for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Richard Gilbert offer online therapy?

Yes, Richard Gilbert offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Richard Gilbert?

Richard Gilbert typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Richard Gilbert speak?

Richard Gilbert conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Richard Gilbert online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Richard Gilbert online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.