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Fees and Services


The Evaluation Process

   Dr. Brady is scientist-practitioner and provides evidence-based treatment in her practice.  To determine the most effective treatment strategy or intervention for her clients, she conducts an in-depth assessment and/or evaluation to determine the specific nature of her client's difficulties.  There are typically 1-3 evaluation meetings that last between 75 to 90 minutes each, depending on the severity of the problem(s). During these meetings, treatment options will be provided, and through collaboration with you.

      Individual Psychotherapy

   Dr. Brady will schedule an intake with you (or your adolescent) to learn about the presenting problem(s) and possible treatment goals.   After this initial meeting you and Dr. Brady will decide together what type of assessment is needed to fully address your psychological and behavioral needs. Dr. Brady will meet with you again to collect more in-depth information about your primary problem(s).  These next 1-2 meetings may involve paper and pencil questionnaires, reviewing any assignments you were sent home with during the intake, and/or completing a structured clinical interview or informal interview.

       Child Therapy

   For children under the age of 12, meetings will likely include a combination of individual child therapy, parent meetings, and family sessions. Dr. Brady typically has an initial meeting with the primary caregiver(s) to determine the type of difficulties that the child is having, followed by a meeting with the child or adolescent. After the intake and evaluation, Dr. Brady will provide you with preliminary findings (e.g. diagnoses) and treatment options.  At this point, Dr. Brady will talk with you about the type of format that works well for your situation.  Together, you will determine the best course of action to meet the needs of your child/teenager as well as the schedule for your family. 

    Couples and Family Therapy

The format of intakes and assessments for couples and families will vary depending on the number of clients, their ages, and the presenting problem(s).  Possibilities include couples only, parent meetings, individual child/adolescent meetings, sibling meetings, and/or family sessions.  Dr. Brady will discuss this with you prior to your first meeting.

Treatment Sessions

  Once treatment has begun, Dr. Brady will work with you to schedule appointments that will take place in the office or on location.  For individual therapy, treatment sessions typically last between 75 to 90 minutes, although the meeting times will vary in duration and frequency.  Rather than adjusting treatment interventions around a pre-determined 50-minute block of time, Dr. Brady determines the length of time based on the needs of the client.  The frequency and duration of each session varies greatly, depending on the age of the client and the severity of the problem. For those experiencing significant phobias, social anxiety, or obsessive-related disorders, the length of time required for each session varies tremendously, between 60 and 110 minutes.  To successfully treat these disorders, off-site exposure therapy is often recommended as part of the treatment plan. be recommended.  Dr. Brady also conducts home visits when working with children and families, and periodically works with teenagers at off-site locations when indicated. Dr. Brady will travel within the San Diego area to meet your treatment needs should this be necessary. ​


Dr. Brady's hourly fee is $275.00 for individual psychotherapy, and $325 for couples or family therapy.  Payment of fees will be collected in full at the time of each session unless you prefer to have a credit card on file for monthly billing.  Dr. Brady accepts checks (preferred), Venmo, and credit cards. Travel time for off-site meetings is $50 for locations under 10 miles from her office on Saxony Road in Encinitas.


Unfortunately, Dr. Brady is not contracted with any insurance companies at this time.  If you are in need of a different type of provider, and both have referral databases.

Practice Areas
  • Anxiety Disorders

    • Separation Anxiety

    • Social Phobia

    • Panic 

    • PTSD

    • OCD

    • Post-partum Anxiety

    • Health Anxiety

    • Test and School Anxiety

  • Depression and other Mood Disorders

  • Grief and Loss

  • Traumatic Loss

  • Child Behavior Difficulties

    • Oppositional and Defiant behavior

    • School Refusal

  • Parent-Child Difficulties

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