La Jolla Counseling And Psychotherapy

La Jolla Counseling And Psychotherapy

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20 years in business

About this pro

Hello and welcome!  As owner and founder of La Jolla Counseling and Psychotherapy it’s my delight to offer you services that are individually tailored to meet your particular needs. As a Clinical Psychologist and Past President of The New York State Psychological Association, I am ideally equipped to work with all the major psychological challenges that you bring to the table including, anxiety, depression, marital and relationship issues, PTSD and Addictions. My true passion is to focus on a wellness approach, with the objective being that of optimizing your performance levels and enhancing the quality of your life to where you truly want it to be. To that end, I employ talk therapy and CBT but also more holistic, mind body strategies such as Hypnosis, EMDR, Brainspotting, Lifespan Integration and Mindfulness work. Give us a call and together, we’ll figure out what’s right for you! 

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La Jolla, CA 92037
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

After a brief initial contact by telephone, the best way to proceed is by scheduling an initial visit to meet and begin the journey.  Together, we will create the right plan of action for you!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

With a BA from NYU and a PhD from St. John’s University in NYC, Dr. Balinth also has certifications in School Psychology, EMDR, Brainspotting, Emergency Mental Health (CISD/PTSD) and most recently in Rapid Transformational Therapy and Hypnotherapy.  Her Doctoral thesis was on the topic of Addictions, establishing her as an expert in that area as well.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Counseling & Psychotherapy sessions are $160.00 for 55 mins. 

RTT/Hypnotherapy sessions are $500.00.  They generally take between 90 - 150 mins. 

Telephone consultation is prorated at $40.00/15 mins.

Simple letters related to your care are $75.00.

Reports and other care related services are based on the amount of professional time utilized and are calculated at my regular rates.

How did you get started in this business?

I fell in love with Psychology while studying pre-med at NYU many years ago. After considering Neurospychology I determined to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology and proceeded on to my Doctoral program at St. John’s University.  Committed to always evolving and growing, my career has taken many turns, including Media work, mental health advocacy and lobbying in both NYS and in Washington, DC.  I’ve been an Adjunct Professor and I have been active in both The American Psychological Association and the state Psychological Association, serving as President of the latter in 2000. Most importantly though, I’ve owned and operated a Private Practice since 1991 in Manhattan, Forest Hills, NY and in La Jolla California since 2002.  Since my move to California my primary focus has been on patient/client care, translating my passion for growth and change into newer and better techniques for the benefit of those who cross my steps!

What types of customers have you worked with?

I have worked with gender diverse people aged 3 1/2 to 93 1/2.  In my current practice I work with teens and older.  La Jolla Counseling and Psychotherapy is a general practice and I am very open with regards to the type of client that I enjoy working with.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I attended a Continuing Education workshop in Costa Rica on the subject of The Neurobiology of Mindfulness by world renown expert (and really nice guy) Dr. Ron Siegel. The location, the content and the people all made for a terrific experience and one that I can use in my practice!