desmondpsychology@gmail.com

West Los Angeles

90025

Santa Monica 90404

Woodland Hills

91364

Couples Therapy, Marriage & PreMarital Counseling

Dona Laressa Desmond PhD, LMFT

Woodland Hills CA 91364     West Los Angeles CA 90025

Call: 1-310-281-3051

Helping Your Relationship

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Affordable video therapy sessions available for you during Corona Virus, COVID-19 $40 discount on video sessions.

$40 discount on any PrePaid Packages.

Flexible Session Structure

Not everyone wants or needs a session every week. For your convenience I offer standard weekly sessions, as well as sessions every other week and also on an as needed basis.

Insurance

I am an Out Of Network Provider. Email with your questions about PPO insurance.

Payment

PayPal, and all credit cards are welcomed as payment.

Payments are made at the time of service. Sessions can be purchased individually or in a package.

Cancellation Policy

To avoid paying the full cost of a missed session, please notify me via email or text at least 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel your scheduled appointment

  

Checks

$175

N/A

$130

$268

6 @ Regular Price

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Cash

$1110

$975

$965

$950

2 @ Regular Price

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Silver Package

Three 60 minute office sessions

This package gives you three counseling sessions with me at my office. Each session is 60 min long.The only requirement is that the entire amount be Pre-Purchased via check, credit card, Pay Pal or cash.

Emergency Counseling Package

Two 90 minute Couples Therapy office sessions

This package gives you extended time. It gives you two 90 minute counseling sessions with me at my office. You can use it for normal counseling or for interim sessions while you look for a therapist who  your insurance.


This package, however, is not for cases of potential suicide, domestic violence or physical endangerment.

Gold Package

Six 60 minute office sessions

This is the most popular package. It provides you with six counseling sessions with me at my office. Each session is 60 min long. The only requirement is that the entire amount be Pre-Purchased via check, credit card, Pay Pal or cash.

$555

$525

$515

$500

Price

Single Session

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$370

$370

$360

$350

Deluxe Package

Extended sessions of 2 hours each ~ at my office

This extended session is available due to the volume of clients who ask for it. Some travel to LA for it, some prefer a 2 hour session once or twice a month rather then a weekly. Some just find it more productive to have 2 uninterrupted hours of counseling.

Office Visit Fees    During Corona, Covid 19 subtract $40 from any fee below

60 minute video session

30 minute video session

45 minute video session

90 minute video session

6 @ Regular Price

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$1110

$975

$965

$950

Relationship and Marriage Rescue Program

Six 60 min sessions at my office

This package is designed for clients who need a very structured program. There are easy but effective worksheets, assessments and during our sessions I will help you master communication, conflict resolution and problem solving together. The goal is to restore harmony, enhance compatibility and bring you closer. The only requirement is that the entire amount must be Pre-Purchased via check, credit card, Pay Pal or cash.

Preparing for Parenthood Package

60 minute sessions my office purchase 6, 8, or 10 sessions

Couples Therapy, with a specific focus on planning for parenthood and pregnancy support. In this package we can deal with preparing your relationship for the adventure of pregnancy and parenting together, including pregnancy support and fertility issues should they arise.

It is my pleasure to emotionally and clinically support you as you decide when to become parents together. I can help smooth out the many transitional challenges that occur as you go though the process from being a Couple to becoming a Family.

$1110

$975

$965

$950

10 @ Regular Price

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Cash

$1850

$1750

$1740

$1700

$1440

$1350

$1340

$1300

8 @ Regular Price

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6 @ Regular Price

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Platinum Package

90 minute office sessions purchase 3, 6 or 8 sessions

For clients who prefer extended visits, I do offer 90 minute counseling sessions.

Over the years many clients have shared their frustration at being limited to an hour. Some people need the extra time and some people just prefer it.

The only requirement is that the entire amount be Pre-Purchased via check, credit card, Pay Pal or cash.

Budget Package  • office sessions

Shorter sessions of 45 min, purchase 4, 6 or 8 sessions

This package provides you with 45 minute counseling sessions with me at my office which are shorter than the standard 60 min.

Shorter sessions can be helpful if you are on a budget or if your issues are not too complex.

The only requirement is that the entire amount be Pre-Purchased via check, credit card, Pay Pal or cash.


$555

$500

$490

$480

$832

$800

$790

$780

6 @ Regular Price

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4 @ Regular Price

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8 @ Regular Price

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$1110

$1000

$990

$975

On a budget? One intensive session once a month

90 min session

This special is for clients who want to save money by having one intensive session one time per month, instead of weekly sessions.

It can also be used by clients who need to have a helpful session with me while they are looking for a therapist who takes their insurance.

90 min session

Credit card/PayPal

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Cash

$278

$278

$268

$258

Refund Policy  

Therapy services are not refundable.

Pre-Purchased Packages are not refundable but sessions never expire and may be delayed till needed.

Fees & Payments

$832

$800

$790

$775

3 @ Regular Price

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$1665

$1550

$1540

$1525

6 @ Regular Price

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$2220

$2100

$2090

$2000

8 @ Regular Price

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$555

$530

$520

$490

3 @ Regular Price

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Dona Laressa Desmond, PhD, LMFT

Couples Therapy, PreMarital and Marriage Counseling


Dona Laressa Desmond PhD therapistm Los Angeles 90036

  

Cash

$165

NA

$128

$258

Sliding Scale

Instead of offering a sliding scale I offer a shorter session of 45 minutes for  $139. I also have some budget sessions listed at the bottom of this page.

Online Payment

Click here to use the pay for video sessions via PayPal

Credit/PayPal

$185

NA

$139

$278