The psychotherapeutic services we provide at the Relationship Center of Silicon Valley are unique and innovative in the field of psychotherapy. Many of our clients have been to therapy in the past and have experienced a sort of "band-aid" approach to healing. They go in during a difficult time, learn some tools, and leave a short while later, while never having gotten to the root cause of the difficulty. Here at the Center, we know band-aid therapy has its time and its place, and here is not it.
Clients who choose to work with us for individual support are ready to get to the root cause of their wound. Our clients recognize they have some similar patterns in their lives, or themes that seem to run on replay, and they are ready to resolve these patterns and themes. As painful as it might feel initially, our clients are ready to rip off the band-aid, pull out the hydrogen peroxide, and clean the wound from the inside out, thereby allowing it to finally heal.
Our clients know and recognize this is not going to be a short-term approach to healing, and they also know, our goal is not to keep them here forever. Our goal is to help you find your wound, clean it out, and feel confident in your ability to navigate the rest of your days with your newfound perspective. Our goal is for you to leave here knowing what your wound is, seeing when it's been activated, and relating with it as the loving adult that you are, thus helping you feel better. You will either be able to reduce the amount of time or intensity you feel triggered, or reduce your triggers all together, thus, living a happier, more successful and fulfilled life.
What sets us apart and makes us innovators in our field is our ability to gracefully and ethically integrate intuition, spirituality, and ancient wisdom (such as energy healing practices) into the psychotherapy room. This magical blend is true alchemy for our clients. Our clients leave us finally feeling a sense of wholeness and completion within themselves.
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Our children are highly sensitive. They are often our informants that something is out of balance in our family. When your child is the reason you are seeking therapy (whether that child be a minor or an adult), they are demonstrating a symptom of the imbalance, they are not the cause.
Therefore, when we receive inquiries for working with children and teens at the Center, we work as a collaborative team to support the family. Sometimes this support looks like the clinician never meeting with the child and only working directly with parents to help parents get the family back in balance. Other times this looks like joint sessions where child is working with one clinician and parents with another until the family is ready to be in the same space together. Sometimes, we take an even more radical approach, and work together with the entire family in a highly structured therapy modality to help restructure the entire family in a very active and therapist directed approach. We have found these are the most effective ways to help families come together and heal their relationships with one another.
When choosing us as your family therapist as it relates to your child, know that sometimes the way this looks is we may never meet your child. Other times this might look like 2 sessions per week, one for parents and one for the child who is struggling. And if choosing the last option, this will look like 10-12 weekly highly structured sessions with the entire family present.
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Meeting in a group format with peers facing similar challenges to you led by a therapist at the Center. The group format is a powerful tool because there is power in numbers: When surrounded by people who have experienced something similar to us, we can witness and experience the healing and growth of others, which can then inspire us as well. In return, we serve as examples to our fellow peers as well. The investment in group therapy varies by group. Call or email for details.
Due to the invasive nature of working with insurance companies, in the sense that they require you to have a serious mental health diagnosis and will often request information regarding your treatment, we do not work directly with insurance companies. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us, and most of the people we work with at the Center do not have a mental health diagnosis severe enough to be considered "medically necessary" by insurance companies. However, we understand that for some people, using insurance helps in being able to access the services. Therefore, if your insurance is a PPO and allows you to see an Out of Network provider, we can provide you with a Superbill which you can submit to your insurance company in order to seek full or partial reimbursement for services rendered. It is your responsibility to speak with your insurance company and ensure that your insurance provider will reimburse you for services. For more information about insurance, click here.
Soul Growth Spiritual and Life Coaching
During Soul Growth Spiritual and Life Coaching, you work together with your coach to set concrete goals and work towards them in a safe and supportive environment. These services are available individually or in a small group format and can be conducted in person or via phone. Please note, that Coaching services are not psychotherapeutic in nature and are neither reimbursable by insurance companies nor can you use your HSA/FSA card to pay for them. Click to schedule your free initial consultation now.
Integrative Healing Sessions
During Integrative Healing Sessions, your practitioner uses energy healing techniques combined with knowledge of psychology and spirituality to help you get a different perspective and possibly shift things in your life that have been barriers and blocks to your deeper healing and evolution. Please note, Integrative Healing Sessions services are not psychotherapeutic in nature and are neither reimbursable by insurance companies nor can you use your HSA/FSA card to pay for them. Click to schedule your free initial consultation now.
Workshops and Classes
The Relationship Center of Silicon Valley offers a variety of workshops and classes throughout the year. For more information, visit our Events page. To stay informed of current happenings, we invite you to sign up for the Zen Life Newsletter, where we share all our news and events.
Shirani M. Pathak, LCSW is our speaker and she offers a variety of different speaking topics, including Healthy Relationships for Women, Self-Care for Women, Living Authentically for Women, and Incorporating Mindfulness and Spirituality into your health and wellness routine. For more information, contact her directly by calling 408-502-6790 or emailing shirani@RelationshipCenterSV.com. You can also learn more about Shirani at www.ShiraniMPathak.com.
Fees and Payment of Fees
Fees for our private services (individual or family therapy, integrative healing, or coaching) range from $135 to $225 per 50 minute session depending on your service provider.
Fees for groups and workshops vary by event.
Payment is expected in full at the time of service for psychotherapy services. For all other services, payment is expected at the time of booking. The Center accepts cash, checks, all major credit cards, and HSA/FSA cards for psychotherapy services. There is a $25 fee for all returned or cancelled checks.
Cancellations and No Shows
Our time is valuable, as is yours. We request a 24-hour notice for any cancellation. All appointments that are cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged in full. Please note, if you choose to use your insurance for psychotherapy services, charges for late cancel/missed appointments are not reimbursable by your insurance company.
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