Sarah LaTessPhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Availability

In Pacific Time

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My approach to therapy is client-centered: supportive, warm, empathic, and collaborative. Ultimately my goal is to create a safe space where clients can be their authentic selves and feel truly understood.

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session is a time to get to know you and what you are seeking from therapy. If you have had prior therapy experiences and feel comfortable sharing, I would like to hear what worked and your likes/dislikes from those experiences so that I can tailor my approach accordingly. I am mindful of the fact that seeking therapy can be difficult, so my aim in the first session is to create a safe space to be vulnerable and answer any questions that may arise regarding how therapy will look/my approach to treatment.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I have an easygoing personality, thus my therapy style typically falls on the less directive side of the spectrum. I have also used humor to help me cope in my life, so I may use humor (when appropriate and welcomed by the client) in my therapeutic approach as well.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$200

First Session

$220

Family Therapy

$220

Couples Therapy

$200

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Attachment-Based Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Forensic Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Training / Certifications

Forensic Concentration Certificate, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, 2015

Licensure

CA, Psychologist, 31320

Education

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology

M.A., Educational Psychology, Columbia University

B.A., Psychology, University of Arizona

Location

GROVER BEACH, 93433, CA