Dona Laressa Desmond, PhD, LMFT

Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling

Couples Therapy & Marriage  Counseling

desmondpsychology@gmail.com

29 years experience helping Couples in the LA area

     Woodland Hills 91364                                  Santa Monica 90404                                    West Los Angeles 90025    

310 980 7403

Dona Laressa Desmond, PhD, LMFT Couples Therapist Los Angeles

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, once a month and sessions on an as needed basis.

Insurance

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

Payment

All credit cards are welcomed as payment. See payment options below.

Payments are made at the time of service. Sessions can be paid for 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.

Silver Package

Three 60 minute sessions

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

Emergency Counseling Package

Two 90 minute Couples Therapy sessions

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

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

Gold Package

Six 60 minute sessions

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

Price

Credit Card

Check

Cash

$410

$410

$400

$360

Longer Session

Extended session of 2 hour each

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.

1 @ Regular Price

Credit Card

Check

Cash

$205

$175

n/a

n/a

Preparing for Parenthood Package

60 minute sessions   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.

$1230

$995

$985

$965

10 @ Regular Price

Credit Card

Check

Cash

$1640

$1590

$1580

$1440

8 @ Regular Price

Credit Card

Check

Cash

6 @ Regular Price

Credit Card

Check

Cash

Platinum Package

90 minute 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, or cash.

$2,050

$1900

$1890

$18o0

Budget Package  

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

This package provides you with 45 minute counseling sessions with me which are shorter than my 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 or cash.


$615

$575

$565

$490

$924

$875

$865

$760

6 @ Regular Price

Credit Card

Check

Cash

4 @ Regular Price

Credit Card

Check

Cash

8 @ Regular Price

Credit Card

Check

Cash

$1230

$995

$985

$965

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

Check

Cash

$307

$307

$297

$260

Refund Policy  

Therapy services are not refundable.

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

$921

$875

$865

$760

3 @ Regular Price

Credit Card

Check

Cash

$1842

$1690

$1680

$1500

6 @ Regular Price

Credit Card

Check

Cash

$2456

$2306

$2296

$2200

8 @ Regular Price

Credit Card

Check

Cash

$615

$550

$540

$490

3 @ Regular Price

Credit Card

Check

Cash

Sliding Scale

Instead of offering a sliding scale I offer a shorter session of 45 minutes for  $154. 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

Fees & Payments

$30 discount on video sessions

Desmond Couples Therapy Fees

Video Sessions

60 minute session

This package gives you safe, secure video counseling sessions with me at a bonus discount. Each session is 60 min long

Payments are done at the end of session via credit card.

$615

$550

$540

$490

2 @ Regular Price

Credit Card

Check

Cash

6 @ Regular Price

Credit Card

Check

Cash

$1230

$995

$985

$965

Discount...

Enjoy a 60 min video session for $175  

Pre-Paid Package Deals

Credit Card

$205

NA

$154

$307

Cash

$185

NA

$154

$280

Check

$195

NA

$154

$297

60 minute session

30 minute session

45 minute session

90 minute session