(650) 965-7332 dr.nwesson@sbcglobal.net

Fee Information

How much do you charge for a counseling session?
Individual psychotherapy is $160-190 per session. Couples counseling is $200 per session or $250 for an hour and a half session. Group therapy is $75 per session. Some sliding scale fees available for group therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What counseling services do you provide?
Individual counseling and psychotherapy.
Couples or relationship therapy.
Group Psychotherapy.

How long is a counseling session?
The first session I like to spend extra time with new clients so it is usually about one hour and 15 minutes long. After the first session, sessions are 55 minutes long.

How much do you charge for a couples counseling session ?
My usual fee for couples counseling is $200 per session. For 90 minutes the fee is $250

Do you take insurance?
I am out of network for all insurance companies. I can provide you with a statement to bill your insurance if reimbursement is possible through your insurance company or if you wish to use a Medical Services Account.

What are your usual hours and do you work week-ends?
My hours are:10:30 A.M.-7:00 P.M. and my two psychotherapy groups meet 6:30-8 P.M. Tues and Wednesday. Special requests for an appointment time depends upon availability. I do not work on week-ends.

How long is a client usually in therapy with you?
It depends upon the issue and how the client wishes to work on their problem. I can work short term or work long term in-depth. Sometimes I meet with a client for just a few sessions and I also do longer term work lasting several months.

What is your approach to counseling and psychotherapy?
I have been trained in a number of theoretical approaches. For social anxiety I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior change through assignments, and insight oriented talk therapy.

For other issues such as codependency. depression, anxiety, and self-esteem issues I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy and insight oriented talk therapy. This psychotherapy work is personally designed for you to make positive change in relationships, behavior patterns which are not working well for you, and self-esteem.

My approach is humanistic and interpersonal. I work with social anxiety, depression, anxiety, work stress, relationship issues, codependency, loss, and life transitions such as marriage or moving in, retiring, new child in the family, or moving to a new geographical area.

For couples therapy I use the Gottman and Emotionally Focused Therapy methods.

For group psychotherapy, my approach is Yalom-style Interpersonal/relationship. Dr. Irvin Yalom was my group consultant for several years.