Fee Information & Frequently Asked Questions
Megan Negendank, LMFT
Licensed Psychotherapist & Executive Director
-Improving Emotional & Physical Intimacy for Couples & Individuals
-Healing from Trauma & Anxiety
-Grief & Loss Counseling
Limited Availability (Contact Directly to Schedule)
Veronica Perez-Thayer, AMFT
Therapist & Practice Coordinator
-Relationship Help for Couples, Individuals, LGBTQ+
-Grief & Loss Counseling
Limited Availability (Contact directly to schedule)
Nadia Padurets, LMFT
-Couples Therapy: Communication, Intimacy & Rebuilding Trust
-Healing from Trauma & Anxiety
-Family Therapy: Parenting Help or Teen Therapy
Mondays - Wednesdays
Katie Woodson, AMFT
-Relationship Therapy for Couples & Individuals
-Sex Therapy & Communication Support
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Navneet Kaur, APCC
-Relationship Therapy (Better Connection & More Trust)
-Trauma Therapy: Healing from Family and Cultural Experiences
Tuesdays - Thursdays, Saturdays
As psychotherapists, an important ethical standard is to do no harm to our clients. Because of the risks related to meeting indoors in closed offices for prolonged periods during the pandemic, we have temporarily transitioned all services to our easy-to-use and secure telehealth platform.
What do I need to know for our online video session?
You will receive an email reminder with your personalized video link the day before the appointment. Our video conferencing software is secure and HIPAA-compliant. We use Telehealth by Simple Practice and if you will be using your smartphone or tablet, please download the app prior to your appointment.
Please make sure you are in a private location that allows you to have the same level of concentration and openness you show in our in-person sessions. This may be a room with a closed door, your office is you have privacy at work, or even your car if you prefer.
We’re committed to continuing care and helping you reach your therapy goals.
Can I use my smartphone for the appointment?
Yes. If you plan to use a smartphone, you will be prompted to download an app first, so please log on 15 minutes early to download the app and log in. (Telehealth by SimplePractice if you would like to download ahead of time)
Can my partner and I take the meeting in different locations?
Yes, you can both use the link provided in the email reminder and join the call separately.
How long do you plan on offering online appointments in lieu of in-person appointments?
We will continue to follow CDC and Public Health recommendations and reassess regularly. We will be in communication with all clients as needed.
How do I schedule additional appointments or reschedule appointments I’ve already made?
Please log on to the client portal here:
How can I best contact my therapist directly during this time?
Megan Negendank, LMFT: 916.572.7412 | email@example.com
Veronica Perez-Thayer, AMFT: 916.341.9969 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Nadia Padurets, AMFT, APCC: 916.469.5506 | email@example.com
Katie Woodson, AMFT: 916.542.9768 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Navneet Kaur, APCC: 916.562.3682 | email@example.com
How do I make an appointment?
We’re looking forward to connecting with you. Please visit our contact page for information and to schedule 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.
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.
We do accept HSA/FSA cards.
What are your fees?
Appointments with Megan Negendank, LMFT
50 – 55 Minute Appointment for Couples or Adult Individuals: 250
Appointments with Nadia Padurets, LMFT
50-55 Minute Appointment for Couples or Adult Individuals: 170
90 Minute First Appointment for Children, Teens or Family: 260
50-55 Minute Follow Up Appointment for Children, Teens, or Family: 170
Appointments with Veronica Perez-Thayer, AMFT
50-55 Minute Appointment for Couples or Adult Individuals: 140
Appointments with Katie Woodson, AMFT or Navneet Kaur, APCC
50-55 Minute Appointment for Couples or Adult Individuals: 120
Longer sessions are available if requested and the fee will be prorated based on hourly rate.
How long does counseling last?
All new clients commit to meeting weekly or every-other-week with their therapist.
Effective short-term therapy typically lasts 10-12+ appointments, while longer-term therapy is 6-12+ months. You will discuss your goals and scheduling commitment in your first session.
How often do we meet?
Consistency is key for therapy to be beneficial. All new clients meet weekly or every-other-week with their therapist.
How do I know if I'm ready for counseling?
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
We are located at 2131 Capitol Ave, Suite 306 (95816). There is plenty of 2 hour street parking outside of the building. From the lobby, take the elevator to the third floor, turn left out of the elevator and right at the end of the hall. We are in Suite 306 and you may enter the door which leads directly to our waiting room.