Frequently Asked Questions

How much does therapy cost?

The fee for therapy is $180 per 50 minute session, payable at the time of each appointment by cash, check, or credit card.

Do you take insurance?

I am not currently on any insurance panels.

Do you offer a sliding scale?

Sometimes! If the cost of therapy is preventing you from getting started, please inquire with me about a reduced fee. We can look at your budget for mental health and see if we can arrive at a fee that is sustainable for both of us.

How often do I need to come to therapy?

It is common to attend therapy sessions once weekly however there is no obligation to come for any set amount of sessions. Over the course of therapy, we will collaborate to find a rhythm and pace that makes sense for your life and circumstances.

How do I start therapy?

Feel free to reach out via phone or email to set up a short phone consultation. This will give us a chance to discuss the reasons for seeking therapy as well as answer any questions that you may have.

Matthew Shima, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #113018


Little Tokyo Office: 321 1/2 East First Street #204, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Pasadena Office: 440 South Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

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