Psych Lab Psychology Center

Mental health services to put you in control of yourself

Phone (562) 684-1300


Online Counseling & Psychotherapy in CaliforniaCall now for a free 15 minute consultation: (562) 684-1300

Online Therapy: Overcome Your Isolation

This quarantine is hitting most of us pretty hard. We're all going through it in our own ways — coping with loss of routine, loneliness, irritation with our partners, financial uncertainty, grief.

Under times of stress like this, you may be frustrated to find that you're not your best self. Healthy goals and habits can be hard to hang onto, and any pre-existing mental health issues can start to feel a lot worse.

There are two ways this can shake out. When life returns to normal, you may find yourself back to fighting that same uphill battle — more frustrated, unhealthy, and stressed out than ever. Or, maybe, you'll impress yourself. Your friends and family will recall fondly the way you were able to love and support them (and yourself) when the chips were down.

At Psych Lab, we're passionate about using holistic and scientific approaches to help people feel better and improve their lives. We're able to help with nearly all kinds of internal challenges through secure online counseling sessions:

Who are we?

We're not some huge tech firm with "gig" therapists texting canned responses to hundreds of clients for 20 bucks an hour. We're not an insurance mill pushing time-limited solutions to problems that deserve thoughtful care. We're a small, dedicated team of highly qualified therapists committed to providing the most effective, private therapy for our community.

Psychotherapists focused on effective, personalized treatment

Carmela DuBois, Associate Psychologist in Long Beach, CA

Dr. Carmela DuBois

Psychological Associate

Dr. DuBois specializes in treating trauma, stress, and burn-out. She loves helping first responders & survivors of violence.

Tim Leslie, MA, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA

Tim Leslie

Licensed Marriage &
Family Therapist

Tim helps creatives, young professionals, LGBT couples, and people on the autism spectrum to reach their full potential.

Joe Buchman, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA

Joe Buchman

Associate Marriage &
Family Therapist

Joe guides people through depression, grief, and loss. He offers special insight for professionals, mid-life and later-life issues, and people going through divorce.

Dr. David Godot, Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Long Beach, CA

Dr. David Godot

Supervising Psychologist

Dr. Godot works with survivors of complex trauma (CPTSD), and helps people cope with anxiety, stress, and chronic medical conditions.

The time to focus on YOUR mental health is NOW

Is online therapy effective?

Research consistently shows that online therapy is just as effective as in-person psychotherapy. There are several factors that do affect therapy outcome — and this is where we want to invest our attention:

  1. Collaboration - By focusing on clarifying and strengthening your goals for yourself and your life, our therapists accentuate a major factor in your success.
  2. Empathy - We believe everyone deserves to be understood. Even when it feels to you like your thoughts or behavior aren't making any sense, we know that people always make sense if we can learn to see them in context. We have more faith in you than you have in yourself, because we've seen again and again the ability of our clients to surpass their own expectations.
  3. Emotional skills - Our trauma-informed approach focuses on helping you gain the fundamental skills for well-being. One of these is Mindfulness — the ability to stay present and not allow thoughts & feelings to distort reality. Another is Mentalization — the ability to understand your own mind and the minds of others.

How does online therapy work?

We use a secure, encrypted, HIPAA-compliant videoconference platform to connect you directly with your therapist. When it's time for your appointment, you simply click a link and connect from any browser (no extra software needed.) We're able to help anyone currently residing within the state of California.

Just like in-person psychotherapy, sessions last about 50 minutes and focus on the issues most important to your well-being. We also offer online marriage counseling, online couples counseling, and online family therapy.

How much does online therapy cost?

The cost of online therapy is the same as for in-person sessions, and is based on the education level of the therapist. Currently, the cost of a 50-minute session ranges from $150 to $250.

We do not accept private insurance, but we're happy to help you submit claims for reimbursement. We do accept Medicare, Tricare, and VA Community-Care Choice program.

By working outside of the insurance system, we're able to focus on providing high availability and premium quality services for our clients.

For any questions, or to set up an appointment, call us at (562) 684-1300 or email Our team can usually respond within an hour or two.

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