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For New Clients

 
Is Counseling Right for Me?
Is a Memory Assessment Right for Me?
How Can Health Consultation Help Me?

How Do I Schedule A Free 10 Minute Phone Consultation with Dr. Estavillo?
What Makes You Different from Other Counselors and Psychologists?
Do You Accept Insurance? How Does Insurance Work?

What If I Cannot Afford Your Services?
What Are Your Hours?
Do You See Children?
Is Medication a Substitute for Counseling?


Is Counseling Right for Me? 

Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one's life such as a divorce, chronic disease diagnosis, or physical injury. Many seek the advice of counsel as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a psychologist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges.

Here are some common reasons why many people seek counseling services:

  • Feelings of Depression and Anxiety
  • Feeling Overwhelmed
  • Difficult Life Transitions and Events
  • Healing From Trauma and Abuse
  • Experiences of Grief and Loss
  • Spiritual and Faith Issues
  • Stressful or Confusing Family Relationships
  • Feeling Inferior and Low Self-Esteem
  • Couples and Marital Distress
  • Coping with Health and Cognitive Changes
Here are some common reason why many people seek assessment/consultative services:
  • Changes Related to Memory
  • Decreased Efficiency and Ability to Complete Tasks
  • Wondering if They or Someone They Love has Alzheimer's Disease
  • Noticing Personality Changes
  • Difficulty Coping with Behavioral Changes in their Loved One


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Is a Memory Assessment Right for Me?


As we age, it is common for individuals to begin observing changes in their memory and cognitive abilities. However, there are times in which individuals wonder if the changes they are experiencing may be more indicative of a progressive dementia such as Alzheimer's Disease. A memory assessment may be helpful for you or a loved one if you can answer "yes" to several of the following questions:

  • Have you or others noticed changes in your memory that seem to moderately disrupt your daily life?
  • Have you or others noticed changes in your ability to plan or solve routine or novel problems?
  • Have you or others noticed an increased difficulty in recalling how to perform routine tasks and activities?
  • Have you ever found yourself in a familiar place but have had difficulty recalling where you were at or have found the place unfamiliar?
  • Have you or others noticed changes in your ability to visually interpret shadows/objects or changes to depth perception?
  • Have you or others noticed greater word finding difficulties and changes in your vocabulary?
  • Have you or others noticed a greater propensity for you to lose objects?
  • Have you or others noticed changes in your judgment and ability to make good decisions?
  • Have you or others noticed you becoming less social and more withdrawn from others?
  • Have you or others noticed changes to your mood or personality?


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How Can Health Consultation Help Me?


A number of benefits are available from participating in psychotherapy. Psychologists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, relationship troubles, stress management, and creative blocks. Many people also find that a Psychologist can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Through therapy, I can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Receiving education on neuropsychological problems such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and Alzheimer's disease
  • Learn new ways to work with a loved one and his/her difficult behaviors
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence


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 How Do I Schedule A Free 10 Minute Phone Consultation with Dr. Estavillo?

Simply call my office at (480)999-7070 or email me and I would be happy to schedule a free 10 minute Phone Consultation. Phone Consultations are conveniently held at the end of the day and are often available the same day that you call. During our 10 minute phone appointment, you will have a chance to ask questions about counseling and determine if my services are the right fit for you.

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What Makes You Different From Other Counselors and Psychologists?


While there are many other therapists who do an excellent job working with people and helping them with their emotional needs, my advanced training has provided me with the unique ability to provide individuals with multifaceted care and understanding. My experience working in health clinics, hospitals, inpatient psychiatric units, naturopathic and allopathic medical schools, and neuropsychological assessment provides me with a depth of knowledge to not only help you therapeutically but to also help you with diagnosis, in-depth education, and holistic understanding of your situation. As one of only a few Psychologists in the Valley who work in Geropsychology, Neuropsychological Therapy, and Emotion Focused Interventions, many have found their experience to be more inclusive, with greater ability to meet their individual concerns.


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Do You Accept Insurance? How Does Insurance Work?


I do not take in-network benefits for most insurance providers. However, I am happy to provide you with a receipt so that you can bill your insurance directly for out-of-network benefits. Depending on the individual insurance plan, many patients will be reimbursed for a percentage of their payment. To determine if you have out-of-network mental health coverage, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:

  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?
  • Are there certain reasons for counseling that are not covered by my insurance?


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What If I Cannot Afford Your Services?

In addition to counseling, I am happy to provide you with referrals for other community resources that can complement my services and function as a supplement to counseling. This can often offset the cost as we may not need to meet as frequently. Also keep in mind that many individuals are often able to receive a partial reimbursement of their fees when they choose to submit a claim for out-of-network benefits with their insurance provider.


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What Are Your Hours?


I am available for appointments Tuesday thru Thursday from 9am to 4pm. Please call my office at 480-999-7070 to make an appointment.


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Do You See Children?


I currently do not see children under the age of 18.   


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Is Medication a Substitute for Counseling?



In some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what's best for you. However, it is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness.


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