Life can be overwhelming.

Every day we are faced with problems. Sometimes these problems seem larger than life. Over time, these problems can rob us of our peace and hope, and can make life feel meaningless.

However, life is meant to be good and therapy can help you live life, instead of just enduring it. Therapy can provide you with:

 

Peace with the Past

Our past often intrudes on our present, leading to stress and confusion. Without peace, life becomes unmanageable.

Therapy can help you make peace with your past and provide you with the ability to better manage your life.

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HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

There will always be circumstances in life that we must endure. Without hope, life becomes unbearable. 

Therapy can help restore lost hope and provide you with the strength to overcome your current problems.

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MEANING FOR TODAY

When things just "seem to happen" we can feel helpless. Without meaning, life becomes unlivable. 

Therapy can help you discover meaning and provide you with the ability to live life with purpose.

Therapy is an investment.

 

It seems "weird" paying for someone to listen to you. But, therapy is much more than just listening. You are paying for a trained expert to help you overcome problems that have you feeling stuck. Paying for therapy is an investment in your mental health.


What to expect:

  • Psychotherapy sessions are typically 50 min. long, but some people choose to meet longer (e.g., 80 min.) for a higher fee.
  • Most people typically pay at the end of each session, but other payment schedules can be arranged.
  • Payment can be made with cash or check. Credit cards are not accepted.

Fee-for-service:

  • One session (50 min.): $140.00. 
  • Extended session (80 min.): $200.00.

Insurance:

  • Dr. Sapp accepts Anthem Blue Cross. Fees vary based on plan, deductible amount, etc.
  • If you have an alternative insurance carrier that reimburses for out-of-network providers, services are provided as fee-for-service and billed directly to you. Dr. Sapp can provide you with a monthly "superbill" that you can use to have your insurance carrier reimburse you directly.
 

The office in "The Village."

 

Dr. Sapp's office is ideally located off of Indian Hill Blvd. between the 10 and 210 freeways. Adjacent to the Claremont train station and various bus stops, it's easily accessible by most forms of public transportation -- even by plane (it's just a few miles from the Cable airport).

There is free 2-hour parking in front of the building and throughout The Village. There are a few unmarked spots available in the parking lot next to the building -- please don't park in the reserved "green spots." Or you can use the parking structure a few blocks west of Indian Hill Blvd. on First Street.

The office is located on the second floor -- via stairs or elevator -- right above the First Street Gallery. It uses a shared waiting room with no receptionist. Just press the button next to my name and I'll come get you at the appointed time.

 

Finding a good fit.

 

There are a lot of competent therapist, but successful therapy relies on more than just a competent therapist. It requires a good fit -- a good working relationship.


The following is a brief overview of the types of therapy Dr. Sapp offers to help you decide if he might be a good fit for you.

  • Dr. Sapp provides individual therapy for adolescents and adults. While there is sometimes a need to include other family members in individual treatment, Dr. Sapp does not offer ongoing family or couples therapy.
  • Dr. Sapp has experience working with a wide-range of ages (12 y/o +) and difficulties -- including anger management, behavioral issues, grief, PTSD, and difficulties adjusting to major life changes. He specializes in working with adolescents, and with adults who suffer from anxiety disorders or depression, or who are having trouble recovering from trauma (e.g., accidents, abuse, neglect, victims of crime, combat, etc.).
  • Dr. Sapp has been trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic theories, but in most cases he favors the use of TRM -- a biological skills-based treatment.

Ultimately, Dr. Sapp will work with you to develop the best intervention given your needs and goals.

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