Last edited 02/14/2024

Shirley Duarte LMFT

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsCash Pay Only
Headshot of Shirley Duarte 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?

Starting therapy can be awkward, especially if you've never been in treatment. If your first sessions feel uncomfortable, you're not alone. You might expect your first few sessions to be full of life-changing insights; they probably won’t feel that way. Your first session will probably feel awkward, like an overly personal career interview, as your therapist gathers LOTS of information about you. It helps to understand that the first couple of sessions isn't therapy but an assessment by learning specific things about your life, including your background, symptoms, relationships, work, health, and Goals. Like in any new relationship, your therapist must get to know you to accurately determine how to support you and start on the right track. So let's get started.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Some clients are comfortable just being heard by their therapist, and others might seek a transformative process utilizing unique tools from specific modalities. I am open-minded and consistently improve my approach while increasing a variety of techniques. I do this to help your individuality and personalize your needs. That is why you need to let me know what you are looking for in therapy.

What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?

Starting therapy can be awkward, especially if you've never been in treatment. If your first sessions feel uncomfortable, you're not alone. You might expect your first few sessions to be full of life-changing insights; they probably won’t feel that way. Your first session will probably feel awkward, like an overly personal career interview, as your therapist gathers LOTS of information about you. It helps to understand that the first couple of sessions isn't therapy but an assessment by learning specific things about your life, including your background, symptoms, relationships, work, health, and Goals. Like in any new relationship, your therapist must get to know you to accurately determine how to support you and start on the right track. So let's get started.

Specialties

Loss/Grief

Learning disabilities

Mood disorders

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Self-Esteem

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Women's issues

Peer Relationships

Fees

Individual Therapy$130

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Licensure

  • California, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, lmft91245

Education

Pepperdine University (CA)

Work History

Some clients are comfortable just being heard by their therapist, and others might seek a transformative process utilizing unique tools from specific modalities. I am open-minded and consistently improve my approach while increasing a variety of techniques. I do this to help your individuality and personalize your needs. That is why you need to let me know what you are looking for in therapy.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Shirley Duarte, LMFT

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

Is Shirley Duarte accepting new clients?

Yes, Shirley Duarte is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Shirley Duarte accept insurance?

No, Shirley Duarte does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Shirley Duarte offer?

Shirley Duarte offers therapy for individuals.

Does Shirley Duarte offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Shirley Duarte for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Shirley Duarte offer online therapy?

Yes, Shirley Duarte offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Shirley Duarte?

Shirley Duarte 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 Shirley Duarte speak?

Shirley Duarte conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Shirley Duarte online?

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

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