Psychotherapy

 Individual Therapy for Adults & Adolescents

     Therapy for Children and Family

     Couples Therapy 

 
Psychotherapy 

We start your treatment process with Intake Session (90 min).  Based on information provided, we form diagnostic impression of your symptoms and develop clinically appropriate individualized treatment plan for you.  Although specialized intervention may be recommended, your preference and decision are our priority.  Traditional Supportive Therapy is available if you prefer less structured approach.  Arts and play can be used for younger clients as well.  PPO health insurances are accepted and teletherapy option is available upon request. 

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I. Individual therapy  for Adults and Adolescents 

   

     <Fees>       

           Intake Session   $250/90min

           60 min Session  $180

           90 min Session  $250

 

(1) Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)

PE is one of the most effective PTSD treatment interventions available in the field.  PE has been studied and conducted all over the world for years and it has the largest scientific data, supporting its effectiveness.  PE has adolescent version as well.  

(2) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is the most popular therapeutic approach used for treating Depression and Anxiety.  When finding your behavioral and thought patterns, you learn how to modify them to improve yourself and your life.  

(3) Skills Training for Affective and Interpersonal Regulation/Narrative Story-Telling (STAIR/NST) 

STAIR/NST was developed to treat Complex PTSD, for individuals who survived chronic childhood trauma.  STAIR focuses on individuals' skills to regulate emotions and to improve relationships with others, in addition to trauma processing.

(4) Exposure Response Prevention Therapy (ERP)

Some forms of exposure therapy is necessary when treating symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Panic Disorder.  Treatment rationals will be provided so that you understand how to effectively approach and overcome own symptoms.  

 

 

II. Therapy  for Children and Family

   

      <Fees>       

           Intake Session   $250/90min

           60 min Session  $180

           90 min Session  $250

(1) Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

PCIT is the behavioral intervention both for parent and child, improving bonding between parent and child.  Parents learn effective ways to interact and discipline their children so that their disruptive behaviors are diminished.  PCIT is effective for child abuse prevention.

For children's cases, family session can be included as needed basis as parental involvement for treatment is critical.  Option for family session is discussed when clinically indicated. 

III. Couples Therapy 

   

      <Fees>       

           Intake Session   $300/90min

           60 min Session  $250

           90 min Session  $350

Couples therapy is appropriate when you struggle to communicate with your partner as well as you want to resolve issues quickly.  Solution Focused Therapy is used so that you can be unstacked from negative cycles with your partner.  We specialize in international and interracial couples.  

Contact Me

For any questions you have, you can reach me here:

Sayaka Kawase, Ph.D. LCSW

2780 Skypark Drive #205

Torrance, CA 90505

(310) 980-0505

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