I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). I am certified in both EMDR and Brainspotting. I provide psychotherapy for adults, couples, and families. There are many approaches to psychotherapy, and I tend to use the collaborative model. With the collaborative model, I bring my education, training, and life experience while you bring yourself, your life experience, and your current issues. Together, we take the journey of therapy, and we make decisions about your treatment collaboratively. I congratulate you for making the decision to seek help today.
I believe in empowering my clients and activating their inner strengths and attributes. As we address the issues that have brought you to seek professional help, I will use interventions to unlock your own inner qualities. Psychotherapy can be a transformative as well as a restorative process.
Sometimes in the course of treatment, your struggles may appear to increase rather than decrease. However, as we each do our part over time, we will seek to reach the goals that you have chosen and work through any obstacles. Because we will be addressing the root causes of your issues, there is no way to determine at the onset how long the process would take. Be assured that you are under no obligation to continue in therapy with me, and you have the right to end sessions at any time. However, if you do choose to end therapy, I would appreciate a final session for closure.
I charge $160 per clinical hour (53-60 minutes) for the first session and $140 per clinical hour for subsequent sessions. If we meet on weekends or after 6:00 pm on weekdays, the charge is $180 per clinical hour. I use a sliding scale for those clients who show me their inability to pay my full fee, and we would determine a rate that works for both of us. Although I am an out-of-network provider for private insurance, I have a professional insurance biller who would handle your insurance billings at no charge to you. Please be advised payment is due at time of service, and your insurer will reimburse you at a later date in accordance with your insurance plan.
NOTICE OF RATE INCREASE
Beginning January 1, 2024 my rates will increase as follows.
Individual counseling: $180 per clinical hour (53-60 minutes).
Family or couple’s counseling: $200 per clinical hour.
Weekends, holidays, and after 6:00 pm on weekdays:
$220 per clinical hour.
CASH OR CHECK ONLY.
Giti Z. Hansen
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #93388
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #4461
2585 Ceanothus Avenue, Suite 174
Chico, CA 95973
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