Dale Siegel, PsyD - Marriage and Family Therapist

Common Questions:
Is therapy right for me?
Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes, it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times, it is in response to unexpected changes in one's life such as a divorce or work transition. Many seek the advice of a therapist as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, body-image issues, and general life transitions. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives.
What can I expect in a therapy session?
Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. During therapy sessions, it is standard to talk about the primary issues and concerns in your life. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, with each session lasting 50 minutes. Sometimes, individuals who are going through a particularly difficult challenge may request more time per session or more than one session per week. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. There may be times when you are asked to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records to track certain behaviors. Between sessions it is important to process what has been discussed and integrate it into your life. For therapy to be most effective, you must be an active participant both during and between the sessions.
What benefits can I expect from working with  a therapist?
Therapy can provide insight and new perspectives into life's challenges and can help create solutions to difficult problems. Many people find that working with a therapist can enhance personal development, improve relationships and family dynamics, and can ease the challenges of daily life. Sometimes, just having someone there to listen is helpful. Overall, people in therapy tend to have lower levels of anxiety and stress, decreased conflict, and improved quality of life.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes.  I am a provider on over 750 insurance plans.
How does insurance work?
To determine if you have mental health coverage, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier.  What is the explanation of services on your insurance card?  Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:  What is my deductible?  What is my co-pay?  How many visits am I allowed per year for mental health?  Can I be approved for more?
Is therapy confidential?
In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission.  However, there are a number of exceptions to this rule. Exceptions include:  Child Abuse, Tarasoff, Elder Abuse, and Dependent Adult Abuse.        
9300 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 306
Beverly Hills, CA. 90212
Available by appointment.
Sliding Scale Available
Insurance:  Accepted.  Various Panels.  PPO.
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