Dr. Shauna Amadore
Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist


How long and how many times a week is a typical session?

Sessions are usually 45 minutes. Most patients are seen once a week in the beginning, then, as time goes on, deeper work may allow for more frequent sessions. The number of sessions depends on what your individual needs are.

How long will I be in counseling?

The length of time a patient is in therapy depends the nature of the problem and the goals of the therapy. Some patients have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a shorter course of therapy. For others, therapy is an on-going learning process and they choose to receive therapy for a longer period.

What if I want couples counseling, but my partner won't come?

Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is not as willing as the other to come in for therapy. However, we often find that it is possible to improve the relationship with just one person involved in counseling.

How much are your Fees and do you take insurance?

Your fee depends on individual circumstances, and starts at $180 per session. You can learn more about the insurance we accept, fees, methods of payment, and general payment policy here.

Do I need to take medications?

As an analyst and therapist, I am not legally allowed to prescribe medications. However, based on a joint assessment of problems you are facing, it may be advisable to consult with a psychiatrist to determine whether medication is warranted. Typically, patients see someone under their health insurance coverage or I can refer you to a psychiatrist.
Shauna Amadore, PsyD, LMFT
License MFC35135

1101 Dove Street, Suite 260
Newport Beach, California  92660


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