Dr. Lisa Phillips, Clinical Psychologist Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Services

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 Dr. Phillips has specialties in the following areas: 

  • ADHD
  • Adults/Older Adults 
  • Advocacy for Families Navigating the Public Special Education System 
  • Anger
  • Anxiety Disorders (Social Anxiety, Panic, Generalized Anxiety, OCD, Phobias)
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Chronic Pain  
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaboration with Other Professionals (ie: Schools, Psychiatrists, Physicians, etc) 
  • Depression
  • Difficult LIfe Transitions
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD and Related Disorders (Including Hoarding, Trichotillomania, Body Dysmorphic Disorder) and Anxiety Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • PCIT techniques for Disruptive Behaviors in Children
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • School Refusal
  • Selective Mutism
  • Social Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Tic Disorders 
  • Weight Loss


Fees and Insurance

Fees

Dr. Phillips understands that therapy is an investment. CBT is designed to be a more short-term, tools-driven type of therapy, which means that the average number of sessions is much smaller than other types of therapy, resulting in an overall savings of time and money.   Also, the commitment that Dr. Phillips has to her ongoing education is reflected in the fees and the quality of care that she provides.


Intake Session (60 minutes): 265

Follow-up Sessions (50 minutes): 245 (cash/check) or 255 (credit card)

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Insurance

Like many psychologists in California, Dr. Lisa Phillips does not contract with insurance companies because they make it cumbersome to be an in-network provider, and often do not focus on quality of care.  However, some insurance companies may reimburse for out-of-network providers, so Dr. Phillips can provide a billing statement (aka "superbill") for the client to submit to insurance for potential reimbursement.  

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Length of Treatment

Dr. Phillips can better estimate the total number of sessions after completing the first assessment. Average length of therapy is about 12-16 sessions, sometimes fewer, sometimes more, depending on the complexity of the issue and client motivation to complete assignments. In fact, many of the treatment protocols are completed in 10 sessions or less, and children in particular often meet their treatment goals in 5-10 sessions.