Our Therapists and Fees

KAREN KERSCHMANN, LCSW- CBT

Director

PPO Insurance often covers cognitive behavioral therapy. Call your insurance company and ask: (1) the amount of your deductible and also (2) what percentage of behavioral health services they will cover for an out of network provider. Upon request, our office will provide a receipt. 

Fees for this provider:

45-minute session: $180

90- minute session: $325

Our associate therapists provide sliding scale rates. 

CBT therapist, parent coach and ASW supervisor Karen Kerschmann

We all face many challenges in our lives.  Along with demanding schedules, the increase in technology and expectations, more people need help to cope with their day to day lives. One method found to be helpful is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

 

About me

At the beginning of my work, I practiced what is called the ‘eclectic approach’, which uses different techniques depending on the client. Meanwhile, over the last 20 years I discovered cognitive therapy consistently resulted in more effective and long-lasting results. After specialized training under the Cognitive Therapy and Training Center, certified by Academy of Cognitive Therapy, did I consider myself to be a true cognitive behavioral therapist.

Clinical hypnosis, alongside CBT therapy,  can  ‘amplify’ the desired shifts in thought and behavior. Although qualified cognitive behavioral therapists and hypnotherapists are available in San Diego, there were few clinicians who specialize in both. Therefore, I moved ahead to complete Michael Yapko’s intensive training in clinical hypnosis for mental health specialists. The results are gratifying, and I am so pleased that I can offer both modes of treatment. 

Additional Information

Ms. Kerschmann contributes to the field through research and community action. Her work providing clinical consult is acknowledged in the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5.  Also, Ms. Kerschmann’s work with the cognitive behavioral process in teens has been acknowledged in the professional journal The Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies. She is also a member of the San Diego Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Consortium. 

Ms. Kerschmann’s experience includes training with the Mediation Centre in Melbourne, Australia, where she contributed to the creation of a parent-adolescent-school mediation program (CRESS). 

Her educational background includes a master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in law and political psychology. In addition to her private practice, Ms. Kerschmann is an advocate for current and former foster youth and is a foster parent for Special Families. Furthermore, she offers individual, group and family CBT therapy to former foster youth under the age of 25 for a low fee or pro bono. 

Read Karen’s blog here

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KAYLA CORAZAO, LCSW

Kayla@mentalhealththerapies.com

(619) 637-3180

Fees for this provider: 

45-minute session: $120

90- minute session: $200

Therapist in San DiegoAs a licensed clinical social worker, I use a comprehensive approach considering how all aspects of a person’s life can impact overall well-being. I work people from all ages and backgrounds, and see individual dealing with any kind of problem or conflict within themselves, interpersonal, romantic, work, family, etc. The goal is to help gain insight into the nature of their situation, as well as help them develop the skills for taking action and making changes that help them feel in control and happier. Together we will use powerful tools to support your individualized healing path.

The atmosphere that is created in the therapy session is one of warmth, safety, and acceptance. I have a straightforward, interactive approach to treatment. I am passionate about my work and strongly believe in the healing benefits of psychotherapy. 

BELLA

Bella comes to the office simply to give puppy love. There is mounting evidence that petting a dog just for a few minutes releases ‘feel-good’ hormones. After you give Bella some of your time, it’s common to feel a welcome reduction in stress.

 

 

 

 

 

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