Q. What is the typical counseling process for families and individuals with you? A. Therapy & Counseling begins with your interest in healing or improving an area of life, the steps go as follow:
Schedule an appointment
Receive more information to ensure you feel comfortable with the therapist you have selected
Once scheduled, you will receive documentation required by all licensed and pre-licensed professionals
Legal documentation is electronic. Once you have reviewed and agree to the terms, you consent and complete submission online. We will be verbally reviewing the most important parts of documentation during our first meeting.
You will receive courtesy electronic reminders of appointments. Please be mindful of our 24-hour cancellation policy to avoid a fee.
If you are receiving service in person, please visit our office in the San Francisco, if online, please be ready on time. We begin sessions promptly.
If you visit our office, we offer parking. Please arrive early to ensure you receive your full time.
In addition to documentation and terms review, your first appointment will be an assessment, as may be the subsequent appointments.
During your first appointment, you will begin to receive tools to help aid you in improving or healing the area of concern.
Payment is made if it has not been made in advance, we then conclude our session.
Sessions are typically on a weekly basis, because all cases are unique some clients may require more or less weekly sessions.
We can discuss a follow-up session.
Q. What are your fees, do you take insurance, and what payment methods do you accept? A. Please visit our finance page for more details.
Q. Do you offer sliding scale for lower income clients? A. I do offer sliding scale for a limited number of clients at a time. Please inquire for more information.
Q. What are your office hours? A. We are available most days by appointment only. We are closed Sundays and some holidays.
Q. Do you prescribe medication? A. Although we do not prescribe medication, we have relationships with practicing physicians and psychiatrists that do.
Q. When working with children, what ages do you work with? A. I am able to work with children of any age, I require at least one parent participate in therapy.
Q. Will you travel to see a client if requested? A. I am available to travel for clients, additional travel expenses may apply. Please inquire directly for details.
Q. What is the difference between Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Counselor, Therapist, and Coach? A. The difference is mostly with training involved. Here is a list of differences:
A Psychiatrist has the ability to prescribe medication, has a medical degree.
A Psychologist has the ability to perform formal psychological assessments, has a PhD, EdD, or PsyD degree.
A Psychotherapist (me) is one that possesses graduate level training, typically has an MA degree.
A Counselor (me) is one that focuses on short-term issues, problem-solving, and solution-focused techniques.
A Therapist (me) is one that uses their training with the the goal to heal deeply rooted issues.
A Coach (me) provides professional mentoring, coaching and consulting to individuals and organizations.
Q. What is the typical process when consulting for an organization or corporation? A. Every process is different for an organization, due to the amount of variables we work with. Please contact me directly for more details.
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“A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
― Maya Angelou
Orlando Zuniga, LMFT98936 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach Clinical Hypnotherapist