How to Get Started Finding the Best Therapist
Our process invoves two steps. You can learn more about each of them by clicking the below links.
Initial Session - $600
During this intake the following are assessed:
- A comprehensive understanding of the current symptoms and problems.
- A thorough history of present illness including all treatments and efforts to have treated these symptoms in the past, including all therapies, medications, and wholistic practices.
- A complete psychiatric history of the patient and history of psychiatric illnesses in the family of origin and current family.
- A complete evaluation of current medical and or health conditions.
- A complete evaluation of the medications used currently and in the past for the same illness.
A complete psychosocial evaluation of the current life circumstances, including sources of current mental stress and resources available.
- A thorough history of suicidality, self-harming behavior, behavior harming others, and any legal history.
- A complete evaluation on current and history of addictions, alcohol use/abuse, and addiction to self-harming behavior such as eating disorders, sexual and gambling addictions, reckless behavior, and any other potentially harmful coping mechanisms.
- A complete assessment of sleep hygiene.
- A complete assessment of sexual health.
The intake is then concluded by creating at least one specific goal for the initial 5-weeks of treatment.
All questions and answers, everything the patient wishes to learn about the modality used, what may constitute psychotherapy homework, and what it takes to be a successful patient in this treatment.
The cost is $600.
5-Week Course of Treatment - $2,500
5-weeks course of treatment (to be repeated until such time that no additional treatments are needed).
Cost: $2500 per each 5-weeks course of treatment.
During this course, patients will meet face to face with Dr. Dashtban on a weekly basis for one hour and 40 minuets.
During these meetings the following are expected to happen:
- Testing of the patients’ mood and anxiety symptoms before and after each session and then over the course of time.
- An Evaluation of the session in terms of empathy and helpfulness at the end of each session.
- Ample opportunity to speak and receive empathy and warmth and a place to feel understood and heard.
- An invitation to work on one or more of the symptoms.
- An evaluation and assessment of the obstacles that the patient could encounter while trying to overcome certain symptoms.
- A repertoire of over 100 methods that the patient can practice during the session and then outside of the sessions as homework, that will help reduce or eliminate their symptoms.