What should I expect in my first session?

The first session provides an opportunity for us to get acquainted.  I offer an optional free 20 minute phone consultation prior to our first scheduled session. Once we meet in person, together we will discuss your hopes and goals in therapy, review a brief history, and discuss paperwork and scheduling.

How long is a session?

A standard session is 50 minutes long for individual clients and 60 minutes for couples. However, some may feel that 75 or 90 minutes may be more appropriate for their needs.

What is the cost for a session?

Session rates vary depending on length and number of clients in the session.  The standard rate for a 50 minute session is $180. To discuss the best session length for your particular needs, please call me at (626)379-2912.

Do you offer a sliding scale?

Yes, in special circumstances.  I offer a limited number of sliding scale appointments.  If you would like to discuss the sliding scale further, please call me at (626)379-2912

Do you accept insurance?

I can provide you with a "superbill," which you are able to submit to your insurance company and potentially be reimbursed directly for a portion of your session fee.  Insurance coverage and reimbursement are specific to your unique policy and varies by carrier.  I am happy to discuss this process with you.

What types of payment do you accept?

I accept cash, check, Venmo, or credit card.

How do I schedule an appointment ?

Please call me at (626) 379-2912 or email me at erikaforsyth.mft@gmail.com.

How do I get there?

My office is located at 16 N. Marengo Ave., Suite 605, Pasadena, CA 91101, at the corner of Marengo Ave. and Colorado Blvd. Upon arriving at the building, please use the electric directory and scroll to Grace Pasadena, which is suite 609.  Press to call and I will buzz you in.  Please go the 6th floor and Suite 605 (the specific office I use) will be on your right.

Do you offer Telehealth?

Yes, I offer both in-person and telehealth appointments.

Where do I park?

Please allow an additional 10 minutes to find parking and walk to the office. You can park for free on Holly Street (two blocks north of Colorado) between Marengo and Garfield in front of City Hall. It's metered parking which ends after 5pm. If you are unable to find metered parking, there is a parking garage on Holly St between Marengo and Arroyo St. It is the least expensive in the area and will typically cost $3-$5 for your visit.