Phone: +1 (209) 262-4387

Hours: Mon-Sat: 9 am to 7 pm

We are OPEN during the COVID19 Stay-In Mandate with Teletherapy

We use a HIPPA-Compliant service to provide the best Teletherapy care on a secured and safe platform. Through Teletherapy we are able to treat Adults, Teens, and Children. Stay home, stay safe. We have Therapists with open clinical hours to meet with you on Teletherapy to begin your counseling care during this difficult time of COVID19.

We Are Essential and So Are You.

Abalance Counseling is committed keeping clients and kids coming back to the office safe during COVID-19. Abalance Counseling understands that teletherapy doesn’t work for everyone; we have dedicated limited in-office treatment hours at our Turlock Office location.

 

To learn how Abalance Counseling is taking steps to provide safety to you and your children, click the link below.

We Offer Mental Health Counseling In The Central Valley

Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is a Group Private Practice with 3 locations in the Central Valley. We are a team of dedicated and caring professionals that seek to provide evidenced-based and proven techniques to meet your treatment goals. We use a unique and innovative client-centered approach to get the best results in each session.

(CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.

(DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy that began with efforts to treat borderline personality disorder. There is evidence that DBT can be useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm.

(TF-CBT) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. Research shows that TF-CBT successfully resolves a broad array of emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with single, multiple and complex trauma experiences.

We Offer Evidence-based Treatment For Mental Health Issues

We provide exceptional mental health care for mild and moderate treatment to adults, children, and adolescents in Modesto, Merced, and Turlock. We accept HPSJ and CCAH Insurances.

LGBTQ+ Mental Health

People with gender dysphoria may often experience significant distress and problems functioning associated with the conflict between the way they feel, how they think of themselves, and their physical or assigned gender.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is different because the therapist helps a child address and resolve their own problems. Play provides a safe psychological distance from a child’s problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings.

Depression Treatment

Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.

Child Disruptive Mood and Behavior

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) is a condition in which a child is chronically irritable and experiences frequent, severe temper outbursts that seem out of proportion to the situation at hand.

Anxiety Issues

Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental disorders and affect nearly 30 percent of adults at some point in their lives. Anxiety disorders can get better with professional treatment and effective therapies are available.

Trauma Therapy

People who experienced a trauma may have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience. They may relive the event through flashbacks or nightmares; and feel sadness, fear or anger - ultimately detached or estranged from other people.

Professional Therapy with a Client Focus

Professional Therapy with a Client Focus

Excellent Care Providing a Path to Long Lasting Healing

There are times in life when we can feel off balance and can't seem to snap out of it. When our own natural support system just isn't enough, it may be time to reach out to a professional counselor to start the process of therapy. We have created a safe, comfortable and professional environment to discuss the issues in your life. We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport. We treat each client with respect and dignity.

Professional Therapy with a Client Focus
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About us

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Why choose a therapist at Abalance Client-Centered Counseling?

Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

We have a team of professionals that are continually sharpening their skills as mental health providers and attend regular training from the Clinical Director. Having a competent and knowledgeable therapist is only part of it.

We are also a group of caring and compassionate people that strive to make your time with us a safe, comfortable and rewarding experience.

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression Disorders
  • LGBTQ+ Gender Issues
  • Play Therapy
  • Child Disruptive Behavior
  • Childhood Trauma

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is accepting new clients in all three (3) of our Central Valley locations in Modesto, Merced, and Turlock California.

No. You can contact us directly and we will get your insurance eligibility established and schedule your first appointment. Your Health Plan may require an additional call to get a registration number after you have already established as a client in our office. We have a team here to help guide you through these things if you need assistance.

Yes, we currently accept HPSJ and CCAH MediCal Insurances only. For other insurances, we provide an out-of-network option for you to bill your insurance and get reimbursed for up to 80% of your therapy costs in our offices.

No, we treat mild/moderate symptoms for a variety of issues, but not alcohol and drug issues. If you have an addiction or are seeking sobriety, we refer out to a professional that treats substance abuse.

Weekly sessions are the best care option for mental health outcomes, but we also provide an every other week option, or Teletherapy if you have a hectic schedule.

We can see clients as young as 2 years old. A session is a once a week appointment lasting 50 minutes.

Yes. Our staff can get you in touch with the transportation coordinator from your Health Plan to arrange necessary transportation to-and-from the therapy office.

Our Team

Our mission is to improve the quality of lives for individuals with behavioral and emotional challenges by providing exceptional mental health services using the most up-to-date, evidence-based practices helping our clients to become more active and productive members of the community.
Eric Garcia

MA, Registered Associate PCC

Valerie Lamke

MS, LMFT

Michael Lospinoso

MA, Registered Associate PCC

Sasha Jackson

MSW, LCSW

Brandon Castro

MA, Registered Associate PCC

Samantha Moreno

MSW, Registered Associate CSW

Rachael Cresci

DBH, LCSW

Bergen Filgas

MS, LMFT

The Best Thing In Play Therapy

We have advanced training in play therapy and utilize several treatment options to best fit the needs of our youngest clients. We have specially designed Play Therapy Rooms at each office, dedicated to enriching the therapy experience and reaching our goals.

Why Choose Us

Abalance Client-Centered Counseling is dedicated to providing effective mental health counseling to our community in the Central Valley.

 

We have over 15 years of clinical experience to provide the most effective treatment options. Our team of therapists have specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Play Therapy.

About Us

Dedicated Therapists

We recognize the importance of a good therapeutic relationship and strive to build a positive rapport with each client. And we treat each client with respect and dignity.

 

Well Counseling

You will learn skills of mindfulness and how to balance thoughts and feelings; and begin to build insight into your issues and have a plan to reinforce your goals.

 

Teletherapy

Teletherapy is provided by using long-distance technologies so that clients and therapists do not have to be in the same place at the same time.

 

Transportation Assistance

Transportation is provided by your Health Plan. If you have problems with getting to your appointments, we are able to help arrange a ride.

 

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Our office is dedicated to providing the best mental health services to ALL people in our community regardless of income.

Abalance Client-Centered Counseling
Offices Located Throughout The Central Valley California

Phone: (209) 262-4387

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

SATURDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SUNDAY: Closed

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