Dr. Carissa Gustafson is a Clinical Psychologist in Malibu, California

"THE WOUND IS THE PLACE WHERE LIGHT ENTERS YOU."

Rumi

MY APPROACH

I strongly believe in evidence-based practice and specialize in third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies, which emphasize mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion.

 

Third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies help people learn skills to handle difficult thoughts and feelings so that they can take action to make their life better.

Learn more about my approach by clicking on the following:

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

My approach involves becoming

 

AWARE of your thoughts and how they are impacting you

 

OPEN to your emotions without judgement or resistance

 

 ENGAGED in behaviors that align with your values

FEES & INSURANCE

Each session is $250.

I offer a limited number of reduced-fee slots for those experiencing financial hardship.

I am not affiliated with any insurance companies. If you are interested in using your insurance, please contact your insurance company directly and inquire if they provide partial reimbursement for an out-of-network psychologist for the following service codes: 

90791 Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation

90837 or 90834 Psychotherapy 

 

Also inquire if you have a deductible that needs to be met. 

I can provide you with monthly paperwork (i.e., a superbill) to submit to them for reimbursement. Alternatively, you may also be able to use a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA) to pay for therapy.

You can use Advekit to access your out-of-network benefits. 

I am an in-network therapist with Lyra.

I require a credit card to be on file and have a full-fee 24-hour cancellation policy.

LOCATION & HOURS

 As a result of COVID-19, I am currently seeing all clients through telehealth or videoconference until further notice.

I typically see clients between the following hours:

Monday 11:00am-7:00pm

Tuesday 11:00am-7:00pm

Wednesday 11:00am-7:00pm

Thursday 11:00am-7:00pm