Services

Therapy

I currently provide in-person and Internet-based psychotherapy for residents of California at a rate of $50 per hour. I am currently serving as a registered psychological assistant (PSB94022002) under the supervision of Licensed Psychologist Dr. Erik Lande (PSY#19202) while I finish up the last few loose-ends to gain licensure to practice independently in the state of California. Specifically, I provide individual and couples therapy to clients 16 and older. I specialize in treatment of a variety of psychological issues including anxiety and depression. My approach is integrative, meaning I borrow the most useful pieces from a variety of modalities such as cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and psychodynamic therapy. If you would like to inquire about psychotherapy, please contact me via email: robert@duffthepsych.com or through the contact page.

I am currently fully booked for therapy cases. If you would like to be among the first to know when I have more appointments available, please sign up for this email list. This is a separate list that will ONLY be used to notify of available appointments. Please note that this is not a waiting list for appointments and there is no guarantee that signing up for the list will result in future therapy sessions.

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What is Internet therapy?

Internet therapy is essentially the same thing that you would experience in typical face-to-face therapy, except it is conducted over a different medium. Research has demonstrated that online therapy through video, audio, or even text is efficacious and seems to be just as effective as traditional therapy for a wide variety of issues. The biggest advantage over traditional therapy is that you can attend Internet therapy sessions from the comfort of your home or even while traveling. My doctoral dissertation was about Internet therapy, which you can learn more about here: http://www.duffthepsych.com/internettherapy/.

Testing

In addition to psychotherapy, I also specialize in neuropsychological assessment, which is essentially testing of memory, processing speed, language, and other thinking skills. Your neurologist (medical doctor) might have you do some brain scans to look at the structure of your brain, but those won’t actually tell you how your memory is functioning. Neuropsych assessment covers the other side of the coin. We do verbal and non-verbal tests, pen and paper assessments, and different sorts of logical puzzles to determine how each area of the brain is functioning. Typically neuropsychological assessment is sought to investigate issues such as dementia, mild cognitive impairment, traumatic brain injury, or stroke.

I can also perform learning disability evaluations for individuals 16 years or older. These are thorough evaluations covering general intellectual ability, learning and memory, concentration and attention, and academic skills such as reading comprehension. These evaluations can be use in some cases to justify academic accommodations.

I currently offer both neuropsychological assessments and learning disability evaluations for a flat fee of $800. This is greatly reduced from the industry standard rate of $250 per hour due to the fact that I am not practicing independently and have supervision from a licensed psychologist. If you would like to learn more or book an assessment, please head over to the Insight Neuropsychology website.

For more information about neuropsychological assessment, see my explanation video here: http://www.duffthepsych.com/neuropsych/

Speaking

I am currently available as a keynote speaker, panelist or a live podcaster for your event! Happy to work with schools, startups or established businesses, mental health conferences, or even pop-culture events. I specialize in taking mental health concepts and translating them into funny, accessible, and useful language. I have experience speaking to local organizations such as police departments as well as community events such as TEDx.

Consultation

If your desired service is not listed above, don’t worry! I also provide consultation services to a variety of industries including television, movies, writers, and businesses. I have even worked with professional gaming teams and their support staff to maximize training effectiveness. If you would like to run an idea by me, no matter how crazy, just shoot me an email!

Interviews

I love serving as a resource and am available for interview on your podcast, television show, documentary, or written journalism piece! If you would like an example of my style as an interviewee, listen to my interview on the Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn or read this article about therapy on Teen Vogue.