Chantal Young, Ph.D.
Q: How long are psychotherapy sessions?
A: Sessions are 50 minutes long unless we have arranged for a longer time.
Q: What is the cost per session?
A: The cost of psychotherapy is $200 per 50-minute individual psychotherapy session
or $300 per 80-minute session. Payment is due at the end of each session. Cash, checks, and Paypal are accepted.
Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: No. I am solely an out-of-pocket provider. However, some insurance companies provide partial reimbursement for what are called "out-of-network" mental health providers such as myself. You can check with your insurance to see if this is the case. I can provide you with a "superbill" to submit to your insurance. The reimbursement would go directly to you, after the fact, and I am not involved in this process.
Q: Can I talk to you over the phone first?
A: Definitely. Before our initial session I will call you for a brief, free phone consultation. I will ask you to describe the issues you would like to address in therapy, ask you some background questions, and give you a chance to ask me any questions you may have.
Q: What is the parking situation at your office?
A: There is metered street parking along Santa Monica Blvd directly in front of the office. There is also some free parking available in the surrounding neighborhoods on Harper Ave and Norton Ave.
Q: What do I need to do before the first session?
A: Please print and fill out the first three forms on the Patient Forms tab. Once we begin our session, I will ask you to describe the problem that you need my help with. We will discuss it in detail and I will provide you with a sense of how I might be able to help you. If it seems like a good fit, we can set a second appointment.
Q: What if I need to cancel a session?
A: I understand that there are times you may need to cancel a session. I ask that you give me 24 hours notice or I will need to charge you the full fee for the missed session, unless I am able to fill that time with another appointment.
Q: How can I reach you? What if I need to speak with you urgently?
A: I do my best to return all phone calls in a timely manner, typically by the following business day. I am not able to make myself available for urgent, crisis, or emergency services. If we work together, we can discuss different options to utilize if you are in crisis.
Q: What is your policy on confidentiality?
A: I take your privacy very seriously. All interactions between us will remain confidential unless you request in writing that the information be shared with another party. Exceptions include if I have suspicion of child abuse, elder/dependent adult abuse, or imminent threat to yourself or another person. In these cases I am required by law to make a report, and will also help you through such difficulties.
Q: What makes you different from other psychologists?
A: I enjoy working with women who have long histories of chronic depression, anxiety, and unhappiness who have not been fully helped by other therapies. I utilize an active, direct approach that will likely feel different than other experiences you have had.
Frequently asked questions about our work together
Chantal Young, Ph.D.
8235 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 301
West Hollywood, CA 90046
License # PSY24071
Tax ID # 47-1767028