R. Hatton Therapy

My Mission

My mission is to diagnose and treat individuals with OCD and related issues and to provide the friends and family members of those individuals with the education they will need to better understand OCD and support those they care about struggling with OCD.


Please call or email today, and I will be glad to answer your questions. My phone number is 858-703-7620 or you can contact me here.

  Treatment Services

Further Information & Announcements


FREE SUPPORT GROUP
Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month (every year in June, July, August, November, and December we meet the 2nd Friday ONLY7-8:30pm a FREE support group is offered to individuals struggling with OCD and other related disorders, family members of those listed above, as well as any interested professionals. Located at Mesa Vista Hospital's Day Treatment Lounge, (858.278.4110) 7850 Vista Hill Ave. Kearny Mesa, CA.

OCFOUNDATION CONFERENCE
The 24th annual conference is in San Francisco, CA. Plan to join us on July 6- July 9, 2017. We are looking forward to another great time to meet people and learn more about OCD and those impacted by it. Go to the OCFoundation Website for further information.

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and other related disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.


Services include:


- performing an assessment and evaluation   

- providing a diagnosis   - developing a treatment plan   - providing individual, family and group therapy


Therapy will always include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when treating the individual with OCD. When treating OCD, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) has proven to be the most effective form of therapy treatment. For treatment of Trichotillomania and skin picking, Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT) has shown to be the most effective therapy. If my "client" is either a family member of somebody with OCD or in a relationship where one partner has OCD, then relational systems therapy will also be used.

 

It is very important to find a therapist who understands OC Spectrum Disorders and how to effectively treat them, as they are frequently misdiagnosed and can be exacerbated by ineffective treatment.


Download ADULT Client Intake Form Here


Download MINOR Client Intake Form Here

 

Group Therapy


OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER: 

This is a 10-week group that will focus on support and exposure and response prevention for individuals struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) are welcome to join this group to work on exposure aspect of treatment). Initial assessment is required to join group. This is considered a closed group, which means that people will not be allowed to join group in the middle, but will have to wait until new group round begins.


Group start date: To Be Determined; Tuesday nights 5-6:30pm.
GROUP WILL BE STARTING SOON - PLEASE CALL IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN JOINING US! GROUP WILL HAVE LIMITED SPACE, SO PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT AVAILABLE SPACE 

Group Price: $150 for each intake session(s); $400 ($50/wk) for 8-week group.

-If group has already begun, or the group occupancy is already full, please call to be put on group list and to inquire about next group start date.


TRICHOTILLOMANIA & COMPULSIVE SKIN PICKING: 

This is a 8-week group that will focus on support and habit reversal therapy for individuals struggling with Trichotillomania (hair pulling) as well as individuals who struggle with Excoriation (skin picking). Initial assessment is required to join group. This is considered a closed group, which means that people will not be allowed to join group in the middle, but will have to wait until new group round begins.


Group start date: To Be Determined.

GROUP HAS NOT STARTED YET - PLEASE CALL IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN JOINING US! 

Group Price: $150 for each intake session(s); $400 ($50/wk) for 8-week group.

-If group has already begun, please call to be put on group list and to inquire about next group start date.


HOARDING: 

This is a 8-week group that will focus on support, Cognitive Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention for individuals struggling with Hoarding. Initial assessment is required to join group. This is considered a closed group, which means that people will not be allowed to join group in the middle, but will have to wait until new group round begins.


Group start date: To Be Determined.
GROUP HAS NOT STARTED YET - PLEASE CALL IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN JOINING US!  

Group Price: $150 for each intake session(s); $400 ($50/wk) for 8-week group.

-If group has already begun, please call to be put on group list and to inquire about next group start date.


Hours and Availability


Regular office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clients are welcome to send an email (rachael.hatton@rhattontherapy.com) or call and leave a message on my confidential voicemail (858-703-7620) at anytime, and every effort will be made to return your call within one business day.


I am unable to provide 24-hour crisis service. In the event that any client are feeling unsafe or require immediate medical or psychiatric assistance, the individual should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. The San Diego County Deparment of Mental Health 24-hour Access and Crisis line number is 1-800-479-3339


 Video Chat Therapy


While my office is physically located in San Diego, CA, I am legally able to see clients via video chat throughout the entire state of California. This option is limited to individuals needing therapy only, as therapy involving more than one person is more effectively done in person. 


Intake forms can be faxed or mailed and payment can either be done via check by mail. Sessions will be 45 minutes long and arranged by mutual agreement. Due to the nature of the internet, there is some potential for loss of privacy that the client will have to assume. 


Fee Arrangement


The fee for a 60 minute initial intake assessment session and a 45-50 minute session is $150. Sessions longer than 45-50 minutes are charged for the additional time pro rated. Advance notification will be provided for any fee changes. 


Additionally, clients are expected to pay for services at the time services are rendered. Cash and checks are accepted.


Clients are responsible for payment for any missed session or for any session for which the client failed to give at least 24 hours notice of cancellation.


Insurance


I am able to take limited insurance (PPO and POS); however, please note that I am out of network and am not on any panels. Clients will still be expected to pay the full amount for each session, and therapist will bill insurance on client's behalf. Please note that there are no guarantees that insurance will reimburse client, and so client will be responsible for entire fee regardless of insurance reimbursement.


Confidentiality


The information disclosed by a client is generally confidential and will not be released to any third party without written authorization from the client, except when required or permitted by law.

   

Exceptions to confidentiality include, but are not limited to, reporting child, elder, and dependent adult abuse, when a client makes a serious threat to harm a reasonably identifiable victim (including both self and others).

Special note regarding emails or contact form on this site sent to Rachael Hatton: Your name and email address will not be shared with any third party. Be aware that unencrypted email transmission via the Internet is not secure. For you protection, do not include any personal details in your email message.

For copy of Notice of Privacy Practices click here.

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