COVID ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to COVID-19 I am currently seeing all patients via online / telehealth appointments. Learn more about online therapy for California residents.

Online Therapy for California Residents

Do you feel like you could use some support?

Seeing an online therapist can help you work through any issue, from the comfort of your own home...

Do you feel confused or overwhelmed by the current state of the world? Is COVID-19 causing you to feel uncomfortable and unsure of where is safe? Perhaps you aren’t comfortable leaving your home right now, other than just to complete essential tasks. Maybe you are unsure if you want to pursue something like therapy right now, with everything else that is already going on.

If you relate to the above statements, you are not alone.

Online Therapist California Teletherapy Woman Receiving a Hug The world is a little bit confusing right now as we navigate through the first pandemic that many of us have ever lived to see. Things are changing by the minute, and it has left many of us feeling unsettled and unsure of what to expect. Many people are also feeling disconnected and isolated at this time, due to the social distancing orders.

Online Therapy Services I Specialize In

Eating Disorder Therapy

Are you consumed with thoughts about food, exercise, or your weight? One benefit of online therapy is talking about disordered eating tendencies and processing the underlying emotions can sometimes be difficult, so it may be helpful to be in a place where you already feel familiar and comfortable. Online eating disorder therapy can provide a variety of coping skills and therapeutic tools to help you finally feel at peace with food and your body.

EMDR Therapy

Are you experiencing symptoms of emotional distress related to a past trauma in your life? If you tend to be highly reactive to certain triggers or hold dysfunctional/negative beliefs about yourself and the world, you may still be a good candidate for EMDR sessions in an online setting. EMDR therapy online can provide an increased rate of reduction in symptoms compared to talk therapy alone.

Anxiety Therapy

Do you constantly feel worried, tense, or find it difficult to relax? When seeing a virtual therapist you have the opportunity to reap these benefits, but you can do it from the comfort of your own home about the stress of making it an appointment. Online anxiety therapy can offer tools such as mindfulness practices, coping skills, and talk therapy to help you find relief and calm your racing mind.

Other Virtual Therapy

I can offer any of my different therapy service online as long as you are a California resident. Click the button above to learn more about the different online therapy services I can offer.

Why Book an Online / Teletherapy Session with Me?

Self emBody Therapy - Sarah Lawley Chernick, LMFT Headshot - San Diego, CA 92109 The good news is, you don’t have to go through any of this alone. I offer online video therapy that provides you the option of obtaining support from the comfort of your own home. I have helped a diverse range of clients on a variety of issues through online therapy. I will help guide you through the initial process of virtual therapy and show you that teletherapy can be just as helpful and beneficial as therapy in-person. You deserve to receive support, no matter where you are or what is going on in the outside world.

I believe that it is essential to find a therapist that you feel you can connect and work well with. I offer a free 15 minute consultation in which we can discuss your current struggles and see if we may be a good fit. If you feel that beginning therapy with me is something you may be interested in, please reach out to schedule your consultation. We always have the potential to heal; I would be honored to have the opportunity to walk alongside you in your journey and help you do just that.

How Does Online Distance Therapy Work?

Online Therapy California Teletherapy Session Woman on Couch Online distance therapy is very simple. I will answer any questions you may have about the process, and then once you feel comfortable I will provide you with a link to the online video platform. Although we will not be in the same room together, I will still provide the same safe space that I would if we were in-person. I provide all of the same therapeutic modalities (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, and more) that I would in-person. Online tele therapy can be incredibly helpful for those struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image, trauma, low self-esteem, life transitions, and more. 

You may have some questions about seeing a therapist online...

If you feel that you are unhappy with certain situations in your life, may be feeling lost or unsure of where to turn, or if you simply just would like some extra support in any way – then online / virtual therapy could be a good fit for you.

A standard online / virtual therapy session is 50 minutes long; however I am able to do longer sessions upon request.

My standard rate is $150 per 50 minute session. I do not currently accept insurance but I do offer a Superbill upon request that you can submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement. Learn more about my rates and insurance.

The right online therapist will be someone who aligns with your personal values and offers the right treatments for you. I recommend “shopping around” and completing a free consultation until you feel that you have found someone that is the right fit.

The best online / virtual therapy is dependent on what you need help with. A variety of therapeutic modalities can be successfully done through online therapy; check with your therapist to see which therapeutic services they offer online. I personally offer all of the same therapeutic services both in-person and online.

You CAN live your life free from worry and to live your life peacefully on your own terms.

Contact Me to Schedule a 15 Minute Phone Consultation and Online Therapy Is Right for You!

My Standard Rate is $200 Per Session (50 Minutes)

As an out-of-network provider, I have partnered with Mentaya to help my clients save money on therapy. Use the out of network benefits calculator to see if you qualify for reimbursement for my services. Learn more about my rates and insurance.

Other Online / Teletherapy Services I Offer

PTSD / Trauma Therapy

Do you feel like you are stuck in the past, constantly thinking about painful or distressing memories? Online PTSD and trauma therapy can help you finally feel free from these negative feelings.

Young Adult Therapy

Are you a young adult struggling with anxiety, depression, or with their overall self-esteem? Seeing a young adult therapist in San Diego can provide skills and techniques to help you overcome their current struggles.

Body Image Therapy

Do you struggle with negative thoughts about your body, weight, or size? Body image therapy online can help you finally develop a positive relationship with food and your body.

Depression Therapy

Do you often feel sad and like you’ve lost interest or motivation in daily activities? Seeing a virtual therapist for depression in California can help you to find joy and satisfaction in your life again.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Do you feel that you have no control over your thoughts, emotions, or behaviors? CBT therapy online can help you understand the connection between your thoughts and your actions, so you can feel more in control.

Mindfulness Therapy

Are you constantly worrying about the future or ruminating about the past? Online mindfulness therapy can help you to finally feel present and peaceful in your daily life

Stress Therapy

Do you often feel tense, overwhelmed, and worried? Stress therapy online can help you finally relieve these feelings and allow relaxation and peace back into your life.

Self Esteem Therapy

Do you often feel self-conscious, undeserving, or insecure? Online self esteem therapy can help you develop self-compassion, confidence, and the ability to feel happy and comfortable in your own skin.

Looking for a different online therapy service?

If you are looking for an online therapist in California specializing in online ADHD therapy, online couples therapy, online marriage counseling and online child / teen therapy, visit my husband’s website Spencer Chernick, LMFT to view his services.

Online Therapy for California Residents

If you’re ready to overcome whatever is holding you back from living the life that you desire, please use the button above or call (619) 800-5393 to learn more about my online and tele therapy services, and for a free 15 minute phone consultation.

Self emBody Therapy
EMDR, Eating Disorders, Anxiety
5330 Carroll Canyon Rd Suite 120,
San Diego, CA 92121
(619) 800-5393
Online Therapy for California Residents
License – LMFT 115162 California