ALICE FOLGER STINE
LICENSED MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST
Counseling services for Individuals, Families, Children and Elderly
120 North Auburn Street, Suite 210
GRASS VALLEY, Ca. 95945
I have been a licensed MFT for 30years. I have been the clinical director for two different residential treatment programs and have supervised over 100 interns.
I provide a calm, supportive atmosphere to help deal with loss, anxiety and weathering transitions. My approach to therapy has been described as compassionate and empathetic. Most of my work has been with children, adolescents, and their mothers. Grief issues, including infertility and the loss of loved ones, are issues that can be addressed in therapy. I am also available to help counsel elderly clients and their families explore aging issues and family decisions regarding transition into alternative living situations.
My counseling style and interventions are tailored to fit the individual. I am a certified Art Therapist and offer sandplay modality as well. These counseling approaches are suitable for adults as well as children. For younger children, I facilitate play therapy.
Whether you want to talk with someone to help you sort out some difficulties, or if you need ongoing counseling for an emotional disorder, I'm priviledged to provide services to meet your unique needs.
Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling (psychotherapy) that helps family members improve communication and resolve conflicts.
Family therapy is often short term. It may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. Your specific treatment plan will depend on your family's situation. Family therapy sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times, even after you're done going to therapy sessions.
Aging is a natural process that may present challenges for some individuals and their families. Although many older adults look forward to moving from middle age into their later years, it may be difficult for others to adjust. The support of a therapist or other mental health professional can help ease the transition.
When children experience emotions or engage in behaviors that interfere with their happiness and ability to thrive, they may benefit from meeting with a mental health professional such as a therapist or counselor. Parents and children often attend therapy sessions together, as therapy can be a safe space in which to address the thoughts, feelings, and emotions experienced by all members.
I encourage you to reach out by either calling or texting me at (530) 446-5364 , emailing or by using the simple contact form located here. Once we connect I will arrange a brief phone consultation with you to determine whether it would be helpful to have an initial in-person session.
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500 Terry Francois Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
Fees and Insurance
My fee is $90 to $120 for a 60-minute session, due upon completion, via cash or check. Note that credit cards are not accepted.
I am registered with a number of insurance providers. If you intend to use your health insurance coverage provider you may contact my medical billing service to inquire if I am an authorized provider under your health plan. Please contact Nor-Cal Medical Billing (530)-622-6347 they will be happy to help you. I can also provide you with a receipt to submit to your insurance carrier, though this does not guarantee that the services provided are covered by your particular policy. Please check your coverage carefully by asking, at a minimum, the following types of questions:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please notify me at least 24 hours in advance. If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, you will be required to pay the cost of the session.
What To Expect
What to expect
Therapy opens up a variety of exciting possibilities for personal development, relationship growth, and a greater sense of overall well-being. With the right therapist, you can feel happier, calmer, and more satisfied with life; improve your connections with family and friends, and achieve personal and professional goals.
It is common to experience challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief from losing loved ones, daily life stressors, and health-related issues. Working together, we can address the immediate symptoms as well as the underlying causes of the challenges you face, regardless of how insurmountable they may feel in the moment. I strongly believe that a therapeutic relationship grounded in honesty and trust holds enormous potential to ease suffering, build healthier coping strategies, and help you realize a significantly better quality of life.
Whether you're looking for additional support and guidance through a difficult situation or you'd simply like to move your life in a new direction, I look forward to working with you.