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Minakshi Goyal, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -Maria Robinson
Counseling, EMDR, and Play Therapy

Serving First Responders, Adults, Families, Teens & Children in Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Fremont and the surrounding areas

How much do your services cost?

I charge $150 to $200 per session, depending upon services being provided.  I do offer a sliding fee scale to meet the needs of my clients.  The fee for session will always be agreed upon prior to our first session.  I accept cash, check, Zelle, PayPal, and Venmo. 

How long will I be in therapy and how often will we meet?

Therapy can be long term or short term, depending on your needs and desire.  Typically, I find that you receive the most benefit by meeting at least once a week.  Our sessions will be approximately 50-55 minutes in length, or 90 minutes for EMDR sessions.

What if I do not feel I am making progress in my therapy or do not feel comfortable talking with you?

Helping you is my #1 priority and I will frequently check in with you about your progress and thoughts about our work together.  The relationship between you and your therapist is a very important one, as you will be sharing many of the intimate details of your life. Here are some questions that you may want to inquire about when talking with potential therapists:

  1. Are you licensed and what is your education level?

  2. How long have you been in practice?

  3. What is your treatment philosophy?

  4. What is your availability in between sessions?

  5. What is your position on medication?

Is therapy confidential?

Therapy is confidential though there are some exceptions to confidentiality:

  • Where there is a reasonable suspicion of child abuse or elder adult physical abuse;

  • Where there is a reasonable suspicion that you may present a danger of violence to others;

  • Where there is a reasonable suspicion that you are likely to harm yourself unless protective measures are taken.

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