Annie Alpers, PhD, PSY 31979

Alpers Psychotherapy

Welcome! I am a psychologist who treats obsessive-compulsive (OC) disorders, misophonia, anxiety, and depression. I also have OC disorders and misophonia myself. I love seeing clients experience symptom relief and build a life worth living.
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Specialty treatment for OC disorders, misophonia, anxiety, and depression

*All acronyms spelled out in the services section at the bottom of the page* People with obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD, BDD, BFRBs), misophonia (sound sensitivity), anxiety (generalized, social, and panic), and depression usually try to fix their symptoms on their own for months to decades before seeking out a professional. I didn't enjoy the time between when my symptoms showed up and when I got them treated, and I bet you're not enjoying it either. At this point, your symptoms might even be getting in the way of the things that are most important to you. Let's change that. To get you efficient symptom relief, I use: 1. CBT/ACT with ERP for OCD, BDD, and panic 2. A CBT/ACT-based protocol for misophonia 3. CBT/ACT for anxiety and depression 4. ComB for BFRBs I like these approaches because 1) the research we currently have indicates they are the most effective (or tied for most effective) options we have for these conditions, 2) they seem to work well for most people who try them, and 3) they worked great for me. Have questions about these approaches? We can address them in the consultation call. Before scheduling a call, first make sure my policies work for you, as they apply to all incoming clients without exception: I work with adults (18+) located in California, appointments are exclusively by video, clients have one 50-minute appointment per week (more-frequent sessions are usually available to those who want them; less-than-weekly sessions are not available), appointments take place between 10am and 6pm on weekdays, I do not take insurance (you may wish to call your insurance company to learn their reimbursement rate for out-of-network behavioral health appointments), and sessions are $275/hour. If my focus, style, and policies feel like an excellent fit so far, go ahead and click the "Request Appointment" button to schedule your free consultation! If they do not, I really encourage you to continue looking for a therapist whose focus and policies do feel like an excellent fit for you. Here are common ways people find a therapist: 1. Calling your insurance company (for in-network providers) 2. OCD specialists list: https://bayareaocd.com/referral-list-2 3. International OCD Foundation: https://iocdf.org/find-help/ 4. NOCD (insurance-based): https://www.treatmyocd.com/ 5. Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ ------------------------------------------- Required Good Faith Estimate Notice Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.
Annie Alpers
Psychologist
Services

One-on-one video therapy for adults in California

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Misophonia
  • Trichotillomania/skin-picking/BFRBs
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Panic Disorders

Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Comprehensive Model for Behavioral Treatment (ComB)

Fees

  • 20-minute Phone Consultation: $0
  • 50-minute Video Therapy: $275
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