Q: How do I know if Iíve found the right therapist?
A: If therapy is a new experience for you, knowing if youíve found
the right therapist might take some time. People tend to have a
good experience in therapy when they find a therapist who offers that
special blend of listening to you and helping you challenge some of your
thoughts and beliefs. Examining past and current relationships can
remind you of painful emotions, but re-experiencing anger, sadness or
disappointment can be a part of your healing process. You can
expect to leave your very first session with some idea of your goals for
therapy and a moderately strong experience of feeling listened to and
do I know if a therapist is licensed?
At the very least, a therapist should be licensed in the state that they
are offering therapeutic services. In California, if a therapist
is licensed, there will be a record with the Board of Behavioral Science
Examiners for Marriage & Family Therapists and Clinical Social Workers
or the Board of Psychology for Psychologists.
have one location:
Orange County: On the border of Tustin
and Santa Ana, CA:
1633 East 4th Street suite #184
Santa Ana, CA. 92701
Phone: (714) 309-9035.
Appointment: Thrusday (afternoons and evenings)
Q: Accepting new patients?
A: Yes, new patients are welcome.
Q: Education / License?
A: Masters in Social Work and Gerontology (MSW/MSG.) in 1992.
Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 1985.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCS #17920.
A: $120.00 per
Q: Insurance reimbursement?
A: In many cases preferred provider (PPO) plans reimburse patients
who submit a "Super Bill". One of these statements will be
provided at the end of each session. Please note that Kaiser
Permanente members need to see a provider through their insurance.
Mrs. Kishimoto is a contracted provider for Windstone Behavioral
Health and Magelan Behaviorial Health.
In process with Cal Optima.
Mrs. Kishimoto Also accepts payment from Victims Assistance
Q: What about confidentiality?
A: Therapy usually
involves discussing some very private and sensitive matters. My
ability to be helpful to you will depend on how open and honest you can
be about yourself and your life - including your ideas, feelings, and
experiences. In order for you to feel secure about talking openly,
and so your right to privacy is protected, both California law and the
ethical standards of psychotherapy mandate that I guard your privacy.
This means that, with certain exceptions, I cannot reveal what you talk
about in therapy, or provide any information about you, including your
records, to anyone else without your permission. Even the fact
that you are coming to counseling is a private matter. Every
possible step is being taken to make each session helpful, meaningful,
on Margarita Calzadilla-Kishimoto LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCS# 17920
University Of Southern California
1992 Masters in Social Work and Gerontology (MSW/MSG)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.)
Kaiser Permanente, Department of Psychiatry
Individual, Couples, Child and Adolescent and Adult Individual and Group