FAQs

INFORMATION

WHAT TYPE OF SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

I offer process oriented psychotherapy and from a psychoanalytic perspective.  This means that I will invite you to talk about whatever comes to your mind and we will follow your associative process to help us understand and get to know your symptoms, fears, anxieties, resources, and strengths.  We will be most interested in your experience of the world and how you operate within in it.

I also offer pregnancy and postpartum psychotherapy (for both mothers and/or fathers).  Pregnancy and the period following birth can be anxiety provoking and emotionally evocative.  I work with mothers and fathers to help make sense of their new experiences during these phases and normalize their fears, concerns, and worries.  I can also provide meaningful psycho-education about development and parenting.  

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES? DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES? DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?

My fees range from $200-$250 per hour.  I am open to discussing a reduced fee when there is a need and the patient or patients are serious about establishing a therapeutic relationship to do meaningful work.  I do not accept insurance but I do provide superbills that can be submitted for reimbursement by your insurance provider, usually a PPO. 


I do accept Medicare.

HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT TO BE IN TREATMENT?  HOW LONG DO THERAPY SESSIONS LAST?  HOW OFTEN WILL WE MEET?

Psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy is open-ended.  This means that we can take as much time as we need to help you have more of what you want from your life.  Therapy sessions are 50 minutes.  It is rare that I accept patients on a once per week basis.  Intensive psychotherapy usually requires at least 2 contacts per week and can build up to 5 contacts per week when clinically appropriate and feasible for the patient.  

 

Dr. Joseph H. Turner - PSY 27066 - Downtown Santa Monica

(310) 226-6945

528 Arizona Ave. Suite 211
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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