Dr. Douglas maintains a focus on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is the gold-standard treatment for many of the most common psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and coping with emotionally difficult events. As part of therapy, individuals learn how to think in more nuanced and adaptive ways in order to combat negative thinking patterns. Dr. Douglas draws on modern therapeutic exercises while incorporating mindfulness practices that have been helping individuals find relief for centuries.
Therapy sessions are scheduled weekly and last between 45 and 50 minutes. Empirically based therapies are often relatively short-term and may be finished in 16 to 20 sessions depending on the goals of therapy and the difficulties being addressed. More complex issues and establishing long-term habits such as healthy eating may take significantly more sessions. Dr. Douglas will work collaboratively with you to establish the best clinical treatment plan given your unique goals and priorities.
Fees for therapy sessions align with other empirically-trained PhD level practitioners in the Bay Area. Dr. Douglas does not currently contract with insurance companies as an "in-network" provider. Therefore, individuals are expected to pay for therapy at the time of appointment.
Dr. Douglas provides documentation that individuals may choose to submit to insurance companies for "out-of-network" reimbursement.