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Raven Royal

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
My Approach

My therapeutic approach

is clearly much different from the typical traditional therapy style. My approach is eclectic and I use a variety of modalities and orientations such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Shadow Work Therapy, ACT and Trauma-Informed Therapy.

 

I approach therapy under the impression that my clients are the experts on their lives and experiences I am merely a tool or guide to help you to discover the best parts of yourself while understanding that it is through the pain of life that often brings us to therapy because we are no longer comfortable with aspects of lives.

Recent Highlight

I am happy to announce my completion of training for EMDR therapy and I have met all the requirements by the EMDR Institute and am a trained EMDR therapist. If you are interested in this modality of therapy, I will be more than happy to explore this with you. You can also verify my training directly from the EMDR Institute. The proof of certification of completion will be produced upon request.

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About Raven

I have been in the mental health field over 12 years. I started off my journey while in college as a Child Care Worker in a residential treatment facility for foster children. I eventually would go on to  working as a School Counselor, where I worked with at-risk middle school-aged children.

"If you avoid conflict to keep the peace,

you start a war within yourself ."

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Couples
Therapy

The initial session focuses on getting to know each individual and exploring the dynamics of your relationship as a couple. Ideally, both partners attend together. However, if that's not feasible, I'll ensure an unbiased approach when working with each individual. If I meet with one person initially, I'll also meet with the other person individually for an equal number of sessions. I typically require a minimum of three individual sessions before transitioning to joint sessions.

Marriage & Family
Therapy
Life inevitably encompasses both highs and lows, which are an integral part of the human experience. In our therapeutic relationship, I aim to foster an environment characterized by compassion, understanding, empathy, and a non-judgmental openness to differences.
I believe that every individual seeks to attain a fulfilling quality of life, yet many may find themselves overwhelmed by recurring disappointments, self-doubt, and a pervasive sense of being adrift.

Late cancellations and no show fees

Royal Transformations Counseling requires that a minimum of 12-hour notice is given prior to cancelling an appointment. The fee for any appointment regardless of if it is telehealth or an in-person appointment cancels less than 12 hours or is a no show no call will be charged a flat fee of $50.00. There are NO Exceptions to this. Insurance does not cover these fees and it will need to be paid out of pocket.

 

Royal Transformations Counseling does not provide emergency services and if you need to be seen for anything related to crisis and/or reasons that may require further evaluation for emergencies will need to contact the nearest emergency room to you and/or crisis hotline for California is this free phone number is 866-903-3787. Royal Transformations Counseling will do “check-ins” with clients in need of some support (non-emergency) in between sessions or if they request a check in if it will be a significant period until the next scheduled session. Check-ins are no longer than 15 minutes and anything beyond that will require them to schedule a therapy session. 

Therapy Sessions

Getting Help

If you should need someone with my expertise please don't hesitate to contact me. I know seeking help is not easy, understanding that I am not here to judge you and commend you for reaching out for help in some areas of life that you may be struggling with. I'm proud of you and you should be proud of you, too.

Insurance Accepted

Royal Transformation accepts only BCBS PPO and Optum/UHC plans only. 

Other fees associated with requested documentation

There are times when clients may need documentation associated with their treatment such as court related purposes, disability related, etc. If there is a request for such documentation and/or time outside of direct therapy treatment documentation there will be a charge of $40.00 an hour for documentation. If there is a request by any legal representatives to appear in court any related cases on behalf of a client and/or previous client there is a fee starting at $75.00 an hour.

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Anxiety

Self Esteem

Depression

Anger Management

Stress

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“My experience in therapy with Raven has helped me grow my self-confidence, take better care of myself and improve my relationships. I feel better than I have in years and have more hope for the future.” -Hopeful Client 2020
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"I have found confidence in myself after having sessions with Raven. Raven has helped me process my emotions as well strategies for overcoming my anxiety. Raven has offered her support and compassion when I was dealing with grief and loss with a family member. Her sincerity and energy has made it easy for me to disclose anything that I want to. She has helped me advocate for myself and is continuing to help me in becoming the best version of myself." -Fierce Client 2
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"Through therapy with Raven I have learned a lot more about myself. I have benefited by learning to stick up for myself and not allowing others to walk all over me. I feel I have improved on my self -love and self -worth." -Confident Client 2020
 
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