Payal Mehta, LPCC
Counseling and Wellness Services
"The struggle you're In today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow"
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of California and have accumulated over 15 years of experience in the field. My experiences include treating diverse individuals and helping families from all walks of life presenting with a range of issues. I am skilled in working with children, teens, and adults experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety, stress management, grief/loss, in working with learning/educational issues, and life transitions.
While the majority of my experiences have been while living in the United States, I have also lived in many countries including, Malaysia, Singapore, and India. With that, I bring with me the sensitivity and understanding of many cultures and the role it plays in our lives. I work with adults, individuals, teens, and families to enhance their quality of life through education, empowerment, and partnership.
There are various reasons one seeks therapy. Change and Support are the two most common reasons for counseling. People who come in are generally seeking a better understanding of their struggles and to develop coping strategies that work for them during trying times.
Parenting is a complex process of supporting the physical, emotional, social, financial and intellectual development of a child to an adult. People who seek support here may just need guidance through this process.
Communication is a core characterisitc of our relationships . We sometimes define ourselves by our relationships but these relationships aren't always easy. I can offer support to identify these maladaptive interactions and strive to improve this interaction
Payal works individually with adults, teens, and families to enhance their quality of life through education, empowerment, and partnership.
When working with young children, Payal uses play therapy. Play is a child’s natural means of expression and helps children communicate their feelings more easily through their interaction and reactions with toys/games instead of words.
Her approach to treatment is practical, collaborative and solution focused. Treatment is tailored to the uniqueness of the client so as to foster the best possible outcome for the situation.
Payal utilizes a wide variety of techniques including cognitive-behavioral, play therapy, mindfulness, and solution focused techniques.
Education & Support
Referrals to Specialized Services
Rates & Policies
Rates: The individual sessions are generally for a duration of 50 minutes and please contact me directly to discuss my fee for services. If sessions run over 50 mins, it will be prorated at the hourly rate unless otherwise discussed. I accept payment via check, cash, Venmo, and Paypal. The payment is due in the beginning of each session.
I am not a participating provider for any health insurance. I will be considered an "out of network provider" and If you are interested in receiving reimbursement from your insurance company, I am happy to work with you and assist with the process. You may also want to consider using a flex spending account (associated with your primary insurance) or a health savings account (HSA).
Getting Started: I am available for a free 15 min phone consult and I encourage you to contact me even if you are not sure whether you are ready to commit to therapy. You can contact me by phone or email and we can talk about your unique situation and how I can help.
I am available to see clients durring the early afternoons and early evenings during the week.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please provide at least a 24 hours notice. Otherwise, you will be charged the full fee for the missed appointment.
For scheduling or canceling appointments, please contact me directly by dialing 925-272-8199 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new"- Socrates