Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the best therapist or coach for me?
You can read about our team here. You can also let us help you decide via a free phone consult or an initial intake session. The provider who does your intake session does not have to be the provider you ultimately work with.
How much will therapy or coaching cost?
Our fees range from $150 to $250 per full 50 minute session. During your intake we match you with the best provider that will meet your needs and is also appropriate for your financial means.
What about insurance?
Our providers are primarily our of network to most insurance plans. Yet we do offer insurance super bills for therapy and coaching. This allows you to get reimbursed for fees according to your plan’s benefits. We can also help you understand your plan’s benefits and assist with single case agreements. Single case agreements allow you to get in network benefits for out of network providers.
How long will my treatment take and how will I know it is working?
Treatment length varies from a single session to long term support for those who want ongoing life optimization. Research shows real change starts in 6 to 10 sessions. This varies widely based on duration and severity of presenting problems or goals. Feedback is as important to us as transparency. We offer online feedback forms as well as in session assessments to make sure you are getting what you need. Assessments and tools are part of our DNA at Silicon Valley Therapy. Dr. Lucking is a former Microsoft engineer and he values measuring success.
Is being vulnerable worth the risk?
Vulnerability is a celebrated topic ever since Brene Brown’s TED talk. If you want to optimize your life and your relationships there is no magic pill. One needs to go through the valley to get to the mountain top. The one thing that makes all the difference is that we have a trusted companion for the journey. Our mission is to be that companion for you so you can reap the rewards of a well-lived life.