Roads were made for journeys
not destinations
- Confucius
Here you will find all types of things to help with your therapy. We look forward to meeting you at your first visit to our office. During this time, we will help you get acquainted with our office and learn about your needs. Please feel free to browse the content in this site. If you have any questions before your initial appointment please feel free to give us a call.

Your First Appointment

At your first appointment you will be greeted by the therapist who was scheduled for you on the phone when you made the original appointment. You will be invited into the office. At this time the therapist will collect your intake paperwork which will probably have already been emailed to you to fill out on your own or will be waiting for you in the lobby to fill out when you arrive. Each therapist typically offers a different introduction to therapy by either asking some preliminary questions or asking you to describe why you have come to therapy at this point in time. This will be an opportunity for you to either ask further questions before starting or begin sharing the issues you’re currently having. After your appointment which typically lasts 45 mins unless otherwise agreed upon you will pay either the regular fee of the therapy or your copay for insurance directly to the therapist. You may be asked for your insurance card so the therapist can make a copy and our office manager can process your benefits.

There are benefits and risks in seeking individual, marital or family therapy. Some of the potential benefits of therapy include developing your ability to handle or cope with your relationships and providing you with greater insight into your personal goals and values. In working to achieve these benefits, however, you may address issues or make changes that you may experience as distressing. These risks of therapy include, but are not limited to: feelings or circumstances becoming worse before they get better; changes in your emotional state, such as feelings of depression or anxiety; the possibility of hallucinations or dissociations; changes in perception or behavior; and changes in occupational, social, or personal relationships. In short, treatment may be emotionally painful at times.

We have included our intake forms for you to print and complete before your first session.

Adult Intake Form

Child Intake Form

Insurance / Fees

At Soultenders we strive to make the therapeutic process affordable to everyone. To that end we offer several options beyond our regular fees.For those with lower incomes, we offer a sliding scale fee system based on your income.If you are seeking therapy as a result of being a victim of a crime, we participate with the State of California in the Victim’s of Crime program which may cover all of your counseling costs. For more information on that programWe also accept most major Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, eChecks or PayPal) and Health Insurance providers. Please contact us to determine if your insurance plan is on our approved list. Below is a partial list of those providers:

Resources/Links

Custody and Communication Made Easy. – The OurFamilyWizard® website

Co-parenting and shared/joint child custody management for divorced or unmarried parents. Parenting time, visitation schedules, activities, expenses, messaging, journals and more.