After-care is available to those seeking supportive services following inpatient, residential, or intensive treatment stays.

Do you take insurance?

Please note that we are in network with Anthem Blue Cross. Even though we are not in network with other insurance companies, we may be able to provide services out of network based on your insurance plan.

What is the cost of therapy?
Your out-of-pocket cost will depend on your insurance coverage.  If you are without insurance or if your insurance is limited, we will make every effort to work with you to find a payment plan.

What is the approach to therapy at OC Transformations?
We tailor the approach to each client’s needs. Generally speaking, there are two main approaches to therapy: The first is Cognitive-Behavioral, which involves very structured and targeted interventions to change specific things like thought patterns or problematic behaviors.  The second is Psychodynamic, which involves a more open-ended and exploratory approach.  For many clients, a balance of both approaches works best.

How often would I come to therapy?  How long would therapy last?
That depends on your reason for coming to therapy.  We want you to come as often as is best for your situation. For therapy to be effective, 1-2 times a week is generally recommended initially. Some clients need only short-term therapy because their issue requires only a few new skills that are easy to learn and implement.  In other situations, a client might need more sessions to explore how their personal history led to the patterns they want to change.

Learning new skills and gaining insights are processes that can happen quickly or more slowly, depending on the situation.  Some clients want to move as quickly as possible and need only 6-8 sessions, while others need more, and some clients feel that ongoing appointments help them to maintain gains or identify new areas for growth.  We don’t want to rush the therapeutic process, but we also don’t want to keep you in therapy for longer than you need or want.  If you would like more information about your particular situation, please feel free to ask Dr. Sarabi how long your therapy is expected to take.

Are there issues you don’t treat?
Yes. We specialize in treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder), adult and pediatric chronic pain, relationship/interpersonal difficulties, women’s issues, identity/cultural challenges, and adjustment stress. We limit our focus only to areas where we have skills and expertise to work with a great deal of confidence and we refer issues outside of our scope of practice out to experts in your area.

What if I have more questions?
Then we’d love to answer them!  Please call 949-563-4855 or email

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We see adolescents and adults while offering our services to individuals, couples, and families.

1151 Dove Street Suite 275, Newport Beach, CA, 92660        949.563.4855