Fee Information & Frequently Asked Questions
Nadia Padurets, AMFT
-Relationship help for Couples and Individuals.
-Trauma, Stress, and Anxiety Therapy
-Parenting and Coparenting Counseling
Accepting New Clients (Wednesdays - Saturdays)
Samuel Donath, AMFT
-Sex therapy for couples & individuals
-Anxiety and Trauma.
Accepting New Clients (Sundays, Tuesdays & Fridays)
Veronica Perez-Thayer, AMFT
-Relationship Help for Couples, Individuals, LGBTQ+
-Grief & Loss Counseling
Accepting New Clients (Mondays - Thursdays)
Megan Negendank, LMFT
-Improving Emotional & Physical Intimacy for Couples & Individuals
-Healing from Trauma & Anxiety
-Grief & Loss Counseling
Limited Availability (Contact Directly to Schedule)
In light of California’s Stay at Home Order, all appointments have transitioned 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
Samuel Donath, AMFT: 916.235.3194 | firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I make 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 7 days a week with morning, afternoon and evening availability.
To see a specific therapist’s availability, you can visit our online scheduler.
Do you take insurance?
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.
What are your fees?
Appointments with Megan Negendank, LMFT
50 – 55 Minute Appointment for Couples or Individuals: 200
Appointments with Veronica Perez-Thayer, AMFT; Nadia Padurets, AMFT; or Samuel Donath, AMFT
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.
**Some therapists are offering a limited amount of reduced-fee spots for new clients who are facing financial hardship in light of the COVID crisis.
If you have faced a lay off, wage-reduction, or are in crisis as a frontline healthcare worker and would like to work with a therapist at a reduced rate through September of 2020, please contact us directly for more information.**
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.
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.