How do I make an appointment?
We’re looking forward to connecting with you. Please visit our contact page for information on scheduling an appointment.
What are your hours and are you accepting new clients?
Yes, we are currently accepting new clients and we’d love to hear from you.
We are open Monday – Saturday with morning, afternoon and evening availability.
To see a specific therapist’s availability, you can visit our online scheduler.
What are your fees?
Appointments with Megan Negendank, LMFT
50 – 55 Minute Appointment for Couples or Individuals: 200
Appointments with Veronica Perez-Thayer, AMFT or Annika Leah Yokum, ASW
50-55 Minute Appointment for Couples or Individuals: 140
Longer sessions are available if requested and the fee will be prorated based on hourly rate.
How long does counseling last?
Therapy is an investment of time and money. If our time and money were infinite, we’d give you the “therapist answer”: it will last however long it lasts depending on your unique needs, experiences and goals.
But time and money can be limited, so we want to give you as much information as possible to help you plan for this process:
We want to help you get unstuck and to a better place as soon as possible and we do believe we can find the tools to get you there.
Here is a realistic look at what to expect for length of time in therapy:
*Short term therapy is generally 8-9 sessions (once a week or twice a month). Short term therapy can be helpful for symptom reduction or crisis intervention; you can learn a couple good coping strategies you can use if your symptoms begin again in the future. Short term therapy can be really helpful if are are committed and motivated for change, haven’t experienced the symptoms very long, and are willing to continue working on yourself outside of therapy once counseling ends.
*Long term therapy can be anywhere from 6 months to a year or more of regular appointments (once a week or twice a month). Usually longer term therapy is needed when we are working on an issue in our life that has been present for a long time or we need help discovering what deeper issues are blocking us from making positive change. A potential benefit of longer term therapy is lasting change on a deeper level.
How often do we meet?
Consistency is key for therapy to be beneficial. Most of our clients commit to a regular weekly appointment time. Some clients come two-three times a month.
Do you take insurance?
No, we are not currently in-network with any insurance plan.
We are considered Out of Network for some PPO insurance plans. This means we can provide you with a statement of services which may allow you to seek reimbursement for the cost of therapy. Please contact your insurance company for information about Out of Network benefits. Please note that in order to use insurance, you will need to qualify for a mental health diagnosis which describes the focus of therapy. Let us know if you have any questions.
How do I know if I'm ready for counseling?
Are you in emotional, mental or relational pain or distress?
Do you want to feel better?
Are you willing to meet regularly, look honestly at your problems, and try out new ways to be in your life or relationships?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, you are probably ready.
Here’s our longer answer: Often times, we put off asking for help for months or years before we finally reach out. By the time we find ourselves sitting across from a counselor, we might have let our problems get to a point where we are feeling even more hopeless than we were to begin with. It takes a lot of courage to call a therapist and start the work of healing and learning new ways to be. We think it’s worth it, though; too often we hear the words “I wish I would have come in sooner.” If you have been putting it off, don’t let this get you down–it’s not too late to start!
New Client Information
Once your first appointment has been confirmed, please sign into the client portal and complete intake documents prior to your first appointment: https://lovehealgrow.clientsecure.me/client_portal/client_accesses/sign_in.
Office & Parking Information
Our address is 1720 Capitol Ave, (95811).
Our building is located in a beautiful and busy area of town—please plan ahead and allow yourself enough time for parking. There is street parking on Capitol, 17th, 18th and N Street; be sure to check parking signs.
If you prefer parking in a lot, there is an underground, pay ahead parking lot behind the Buckhorn Grill at 1800 L Street, an after 4 pm lot available on 17th between Capitol and L, or you can research other lots here: https://www.cityofsacramento.org/Public-Works/Parking-Services/Lots-and-Garages/Rates
Walk through the gate and up the outside stairs. You’ll come in through the front door and walk down the hallway; you will notice a glass door on your right with a sign that says “Love Heal Grow Counseling.” This is our waiting room. Please take a seat inside and I will come find you at our scheduled time. You are also welcome to use the restroom off the hallway.
For online appointments, please use the following links to meet with your therapist:
Megan Negendank, LMFT
video link: https://doxy.me/meganlmft
phone number: 916-572-7412
Annika Yokum, ASW
video link: https://doxy.me/AnnikaLHG
phone number: 916-562-0465
Veronica Perez-Thayer, AMFT
video link: https://doxy.me/veronicalovehealgrow
phone number: 916-341-9969
You will not need to download any software for video sessions; you will need reliable high speed internet.
Tips for video sessions: https://help.doxy.me/getting-started-with-doxy-me/5-tips-for-a-great-experience