David Songco, M.A., Psy.D.
|Professions: Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Psychologist - 3241-57|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: Initial Intake, 90 minutes: $180; On-going Session, 50 minutes: $140; Free Initial Phone Consultations
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There are many "cliche" descriptions for therapy and helping which includes describing "therapy as a journey" or "therapy is a process of change." While these descriptions are accurate, they do not help describe the actual "process" to those who might be unfamiliar to therapy or curious about experiencing therapy for the first time. In my approach to therapy and helping people, I view therapy as a collaboration between two skilled experts - you, as the expert on your life and your experiences; and myself, as the expert in the therapeutic process, helping to make sense or provide alternative perspectives that might lend insight and new understanding. This relationship between us must be founded in mutual respect and understanding in order for the therapy process to take place. This safe and trusting relationship is the foundation for the change process.
In attempting to help you, I take a non-directive approach (which differentiates therapy from simply venting a friend who tells you what to do) to gain a thorough understanding of your experience. I strive to be able to see and experience the world through your eyes, while maintaining an external position that might grant you new insights and perspectives on your experience. I allow myself to be impacted by you and take a contemporary relational approach to fully understand our relational experience and your relational experiences with others. Through spontaneous creativity within the safe space that a therapy relationship can provide, it is my hope that you will eventually leave therapy with a deeper understanding of yourself and how you relate to others.
Email or Call David Songco, M.A., Psy.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18545
More Info About My Practice
My practice, New Insights, LLC is an out of network provider for insurances. If you are planning on using insurance, please contact your insurance provider regarding out of network benefits.
I offer a complimentary 20 minute phone consultation as a way to have most of your initial questions answered, as well as to provide an opportunity for us to get to know a bit more about each other prior to the initial intake session. During this consultation, I can begin to gather a brief background for your reasons about seeking therapy as well as provide more information about the therapy process if you are unsure if therapy is the right fit for you. You can request an initial phone consultation by e-mailing me through GoodTherapy or by visiting the "Contact Us" link on the New Insights, LLC website, also linked on this page.
Also available on the New Insights, LLC website is a more in depth bio of myself, information regarding payment and fees, service descriptions, directions, as well as mental health resources and a Current Insights blog.
I look forward to hopefully working with you and connecting with you soon.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am a generalist in my training which means that I am skilled at treating many of the common issues that first bring people to therapy such as anxiety, depression, worries about the future, struggles in relationships, low self-esteem, or the fear of being alone. Given this, my specialty is working with individuals who struggle with high achievement and perfection. Sometimes you might not feel "good enough." Or perhaps you have been told that you have unrealistic expectations of others or have unrealistic expectations of yourself. Perfectionists can also be overly critical of their own performance or others lack of performance, which in turn can be interpersonally isolating. On the flip side, high achievers might also be seen as a people pleaser who struggles to say no, set healthy boundaries, or perhaps place other needs before your own. Whether perfection or pleasing is seen in the work place, in your romantic relationships, or even in your family life (parents especially), I believe that our work together can help you find flexibility in a seeming inflexible world to find space for your own authentic self and desires to create and foster healthy, nurturing relationships.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Two of the most important factors in choosing a therapist is feeling a sense of safety and connection. We may have a 1000 friends on facebook, but when we truly look at who we "feel connected to," that number might be drastically smaller. Our relationship is significantly different than any friendship or relationship that you have had. The therapeutic relationship is a confidential space (with certain limits, explained in the first meeting), a space and relationship that is truly yours and allows you to be not what is expected of you, but who you believe you authentically are, without judgement or reservation. A healthy relationship with a therapist fosters both personal and interpersonal growth.
Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Psychological Evaluation
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
New to therapy, adult survivors of childhood trauma, college and university students
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