Getting Started

Compassion and Connection

The Mental Gym is a collective of experienced, Board-certified therapists who share a belief in human potential.

We exude warmth, relatability, and humor and strive to bring these authentic qualities into each and every session.

Confidentiality and Comfort

We aim to provide you with a safe and connective experience. Our clients value the protected perimeters of our boutique practice, which is nestled within the private walls of a working movie/television studio lot.

Our Creative Approach

An essential part of our philosophy consists of recognizing and implementing a wide variety of creative tools to help you address, assess, and empower your life. Here are a few examples:

The Mental Gym Customized Playbook: You’ll receive a personalized binder for collecting and working through between-session exercises and assignments. Although purely optional, revisiting, and further exploring the concepts we are addressing during our sessions will only help to accelerate your growth.

Articles and Archives: Our clients can subscribe to The Mental Gym’s monthly newsletter, detailing timely topics and addressing a range of ideas and interventions – all designed to assist you in navigating the ins-and-outs of daily life. You’ll also have access to an archive of over 100 articles we’ve written, as an ongoing resource for balanced and practical living.

The Canine Cure: We are avid animal-lovers who have researched the many clinically-proven benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy. We envision pets as “furry life coaches:” sharing our homes as always-on-call reminders to “pay attention” to our lives as they unfold. Because of this, your well-trained “best friend” is welcome to accompany you into our sessions (we can supply the water bowl).

Committing to a Common Goal

Let’s schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your current circumstances and answer any questions you may have. We’ll get a feel for each other’s conversational style and, together, we’ll assess whether our practice is a good fit for you in overcoming your challenges and achieving your goals.

If we mutually agree to team together, we’ll email intake forms for you to fill out and bring to our first session: Completing this paperwork in advance ensures that we can dive right in and devote the full session to working together.

Working as a Team

We believe in “accessibility with boundaries:” You will have direct access to communicate with us between sessions, and we’ll promptly return calls/texts and emails during business hours: We only ask that you consider the frequency and duration of this contact in order to maintain our mutually-respectful working relationship.

Scheduling and Fees

All of The Mental Gym’s services are reserved through appointment: Our office hours are Monday through Saturday, 8am-9pm and sessions are 45 minutes in length (this duration is an industry standard and allows us time between session to reflect on and document our time together).

Scheduling consistent weekly appointments helps ensure that the necessary momentum of our process is maintained. Once we’ve built a strong foundation, we can certainly discuss moving toward a bi-weekly arrangement, if desired.

Session fees are payable at the beginning of each appointment. We accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. We would be happy to discuss our fee structure during our initial phone consultation.

Finally, we understand how life can, at times, be unpredictable. We will work with you to reschedule a session without penalty if contacted before our 24-hour cancellation policy window takes effect.

Insurance and Billing

The Mental Gym is an “out-of-network” practice. This means, depending on your plan, your PPO insurance may reimburse a portion of your session fee.

Please check your coverage and benefits with your insurer before beginning therapy. If needed, we will provide you an emailed statement, which you can submit to your insurer for direct reimbursement per the specifics of your policy.

Further Questions? Let us know!

Should you have further inquiries, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page of this website. Also, we are always open to answering these questions – just email or call.

We look forward to getting you into the best emotional shape of your life!