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Counseling philosophy

At Pinnacle Counseling and Testing Center, our goal isn't to keep you in therapy for as long as possible; it's to give you the tools and support that you need to be successful so that you can get back to living your best life.  We have a "counseling first" philosophy here, and prefer that medications from a psychiatrist be an adjunct to therapy instead of a replacement, and avoided if possible.  

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Our rates for specialized counseling and therapy services are dependent on the clinician, type of service, and location of service.  The following rates apply to the standard 45-minute therapy session:

  • Dr. Carissa Douglas, PsyD: $155 in Murrieta

  • Dr. Lindsay Haig, PsyD: $190 in San Diego, $190 in Encinitas, and $180 in Murrieta

  • Dr. Clarissa Gosney, PsyD: $200 in San Diego and $190 in Murrieta

Scholarship program

Each clinician holds a certain number of therapy slots open for clients who require financial assistance through our scholarship program.  Clients must apply for this scholarship program by contacting our office.  Scholarship availability cannot be guaranteed.


Pinnacle Counseling and Testing Center does not accept insurance directly, but is considered an out-of-network provider.  If you have a PPO insurance plan, you could submit for reimbursement of services rendered using the superbill that will be provided by Pinnacle for all services rendered.  Since all PPO plans have their own coverage rates, we recommend you call your insurance company directly and ask about their policy on out-of-network benefits for behavioral health care.  

Should you choose Pinnacle Counseling and Testing Center, payment for each session will be collected at the time of service.  You will then be provided with a monthly statement that you can submit to your insurance company for potential out-of-network reimbursement.


We accept cash, check, debit card, credit card, Health Savings Account (HSA), and electronic funds transfer (EFT) payments.