I tailor my approach to my clients' needs and goals. I believe human beings are complex individuals who each have a unique story and past that informs their present reality, their behavior, their wants and needs, and their feelings. I look at traumas that happened in an individual's life as well as traumas that happen in community-specific and global ways. This would include looking at your family dynamics, your history of experiencing oppression, your beliefs and understanding of the world around you. For partners and families, we look at your attachment style, your relationship patterns, and your wants and needs.
If the jargon matters to you--I work with an existential-humanistic, psychodynamic, attachment-based, social justice-informed, trauma-informed lens and integrate modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Family Systems, and Internal Family Systems.
Drawing on your internal resources, we will increase awareness, break down unconscious patterns, build a greater understanding of yourself, heal and strengthen relationships, calm anxieties, soothe depression, and learn to set boundaries and communicate effectively. My job is to collaborate with you, uncovering your own personal toolkit and strategies to help you show up in your life the way you want to. I will be there with you to support, and most importantly to me, hold your story as precious and listen with a non-judgmental, affirming ear as we build trust and safety.
Individual sessions are provided during a regular weekly appointment. I do not provide every-other-week or as-needed therapy sessions at the moment.
Offering in-person sessions in Oakland and virtual sessions for individuals residing anywhere in California.
Individual Therapy - $160 per 50 minute weekly session
Couples and Families - $180 per 50 minute weekly session
***Sliding scale spots currently full. I do not accept insurance but can provide you with a superbill* to be reimbursed by your insurance.
***Individual sessions are provided during a regular weekly appointment. I do not provide every-other-week or as-needed therapy sessions at the moment.
*What is a superbill?
A superbill is a detailed receipt you can submit to your insurance provider to seek reimbursement. You pay your therapist directly and are reimbursed by your insurance later. If you are interested in superbill reimbursement, call your insurance and confirm that they 1) accept out-of-network providers and 2) reimburse superbills. Not all insurance providers provide reimbursements from out-of-network provides. Further, sometimes insurance will only reimburse a portion of the fee so it's important to ask how much of your out-of-pocket expense will be reimbursed.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
Stephanie Bain (she/her/hers)
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT #126452
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC #9796
email@example.com | 1-510-545-9329
445 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, 94610
Supervised by Laura Mae Northrup, LMFT 90875
Employed by Center for Mindful Psychotherapy