At some point in our lives, we all get stuck, overwhelmed, burned out or deal with challenging situations. Sharing your story with a psychologist and getting an outside perspective can help you understand and see things from a different point of view. I work with individuals with an array of issues, and my areas of specialty include disordered eating, body image issues, anxiety, athletes and performers, and misophonia.
I treat adolescents, adults, and families. I also work with athletes and performers in the entertainment industry. I provide integrative care, meaning I am going to assess, treat, and emphasizes multimodal interventions from a biological, psychological, and social standpoint with an emphasis on treating the whole person rather than just focusing on one area. I incorporate various modalities and evidence-based protocols that fit with your needs and we will mostly focus on the here and now. Your past may come up, but spending a lot of time on your parental relationships is not the most effective way to help you.
I will provide education, safety, and support and teach you the tools to find relief, self-regulation, and connection to yourself and your body. Reaching out for treatment is brave and a step toward finding support, relief, and overall wellbeing.
Eating Disorder Family Psychoeducation and Consultation
Understanding and navigating the struggle and course of an eating disorder and its treatment is very difficult. I offer consultation services by phone or telehealth. Families / Parents often come to me because they are struggling with how to support their loved ones at home, in treatment, or from afar.
I work with families to understand the course and nature of their loved one’s eating disorder, develop comprehensive care plans, and navigate treatment struggles. With over 21 years of connections in the field and familiarity with eating disorder treatment and treatment programs, I can provide support and guidance to finding the right fit and course of eating disorder treatment for your loved one.
Overall, consultation/family sessions can be helpful when working on a specific need or creating a plan to move forward. It is not deep work, and it can be short-term or long-term. It’s more about learning specific tools and developing road maps to addressing targeted issues.
A psychological assessment is an integrative process to allow psychologists to see the full picture of a person’s strengths and limitations. It can include numerous components such as a structured interview, standardized psychological tests, review of school and/or medical records, and observational data. Assessments also include interviewing other people who are close to the client such as teachers and family members.
As a psychologist, I will determine the necessary tools to use based on the specific questions being asked. For example, assessments can be used to determine a person’s diagnosis, learning disorder, or if there are cognitive or memory issues. They can also determine strengths and treatment recommendations regarding how the client may learn and function best. A comprehensive evaluation and treatment recommendations will be provided in a psychological report.
Supervision and Training
I provide training, supervision, and consultation to those working toward licensure as a therapist or psychologist. Supervision can include individual, dyad or group offerings. I offer a reduced rate given the slots available.
- Supervision for Associate Counselors: I am an AZBBHE Approved Clinical Supervisor for Associate Level Counselors. I have supervised numerous therapists working on non-independent licensees who desire to earn hours toward their independent license.
- I am an iaedp™ approved consultant for those providers seeking a Certified Eating Disorder Professional (CEDS) designation.
- Consultation provided clinical program development for treatment centers and private practice.
Do you accept insurance?
We do not accept insurance as a form of payment. Upon request, we can provide a superbill or billing statement that you can send to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Please note that reimbursement from your insurer is not guaranteed. We suggest that you contact your insurer before beginning the process. A Good Faith Estimate under the No Surprise Act (H.R. 133) will be provided upon request or at the time of registration for services.
What are your fees?
Dr. Cabrera’s fee is $225 a session. There is a consultant contract package that is tailored to the needs of the client and family.
What are the length and frequency of sessions?
Sessions are 50 minutes in length and take place weekly. This can vary depending on the needs of the client. Often a minimum of 10-12 sessions is needed in order to successfully reach treatment goals. Length of treatment will vary depending upon presenting struggles and goals in treatment.
What ages do you treat?
We treat all ages, including children as young as 5, teens, and adults. When treating children and teens, parents are an integral part of the treatment process and will be asked to participate in sessions.
What is the difference between counseling and consulting?
Unlike individual therapy, consulting does not typically follow a traditional therapeutic process. Consultation services involve obtaining an expert’s guidance, advice, and direction. Consulting services provide support, knowledge, and experience for clients and families without focusing on specific treatment plans or goals.