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Newport Beach family therapist #121636

Therapy with Saba Montazerian, LMFT

Step into a warm and compassionate space where healing and growth thrive. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I welcome you to embark on a transformative journey towards a more fulfilling and connected life.

Saba Montazerian

Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step. - Mariska Hargitay

My passion is to guide transformative self-perception, nurturing resilience and growth to break free from unproductive cycles

As an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and EMDR trained mental health provider with over 10+ years of diverse background in outpatient, crisis counseling, and Therapeutic-Day Treatment, I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges and create meaningful change.

My passion is to work with women in various stages of adulthood who are facing trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, life transition stressors, grief, Burnout, and conflicts within relationships. I specialize in working with new moms experiencing perinatal mood disorders.

Additionally, I have training in EMDR for working with trauma-related issues.

My passion is to guide transformative self-perception, nurturing resilience and growth to break free from unproductive cycles

With a compassionate and strength-based approach, I value diversity and have a particular interest in serving immigrant individuals, couples, and families, as well as the LGBTQ+ community.

My goal is to provide a caring, non-judgmental, and supportive space where clients can explore their emotions, heal from challenges and trauma, and develop resilience. I am dedicated to helping clients create positive transformations in their lives.

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Currently, most of our services are provided online, with limited in-office availability for selected days. We understand the importance of flexibility and accessibility when it comes to your mental health well-being. Our online therapy practice is designed to offer you comprehensive support from the convenience of your own environment. Through secure virtual sessions, we're committed to delivering personalized care that caters to your individual needs and objectives.

Individual therapy is a dedicated space for personal growth and emotional well-being.

We offer compassionate support to address your specific concerns, whether it's depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem, or personal growth. Using evidence-based techniques, we provide effective coping skills and strategies tailored to your needs. With specialized training in trauma-focused therapies, we can guide you through healing processes. Together, we will work towards a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.

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Family therapy is a specialized approach that focuses on improving communication, resolving conflicts, and strengthening family bonds.

We focus on understanding family dynamics and identifying underlying issues to create positive change and growth for the entire family. Together, we'll work collaboratively to enhance communication, increase empathy, and foster a more nurturing family environment. Our goal is to help your family navigate challenges, build stronger relationships, and thrive together.

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Couple therapy is a transformative journey where we focus on nurturing emotional connection, strengthening communication, and empowering partners to overcome challenges in our sessions.

Our aim in couple therapy is to create a more fulfilling and harmonious relationship for each couple. We are hoping to provide a safe and supportive space for couples to explore and understand their dynamics, fostering growth and positive change. To achieve these goals, we utilize evidence-based methods, including Gottman and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), to ensure effective and personalized support throughout the therapeutic process.

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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapeutic technique to treat trauma and distressing memories.

During sessions, we guide clients to process traumatic experiences by focusing on eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation. This helps rewire the brain's response to trauma, reducing emotional distress, and promoting healing for a more positive outlook on life.

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Where are you located?

We are based at 1100 Quail Street, Suite 206, Newport Beach, CA 92660; however, our practice primarily operates online, with a few in-person options available on Tuesdays. Telehealth services are currently offered to residents of California, Illinois, and DC. Clients must be physically located in one of these states at the time of service to engage in telehealth.

Do you take insurance?

We are currently in-network with Aetna, Cigna and Evernorth, Optum, and United Health Care. For other insurance plans, we are considered out-of-network, which means your insurance company will reimburse you after you meet your deductible. We can provide a superbill for you to submit for reimbursement. Clients are responsible for checking their in-network and out-of-network benefits before their initial session.

What is your cancellation policy?

In order to cancel or reschedule an appointment, you are expected to notify us at least 24 hours/1 business day in advance of your appointment. Please note that Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays are not considered business days and notice of cancellation provided on those days will be deemed received on the next business day. If you do not provide your therapist with at least 24 hours’ notice in advance, you are responsible for payment for the missed session. Please understand that your insurance company will not pay for missed or canceled sessions. Late Cancellation (less than 24/hours): The fee for late cancellation is $75. No Show: The fee for a no-show session is $150.

What are your fees?

The fee for service is $200 per 50+ min initial intake/assessment session. The fee for service is $150 per 50 min individual therapy session. The fee for service is $140 per 45 min individual therapy session. The fee for service is $175 per conjoint (marital /family) therapy session. (with/without patient present) The fee for service is $120 per group therapy session. The fee for service is $250 per 50+ min psychotherapy for crisis. Other potential fees: Collateral Services (Participation in meeting or conference, letters): The fee for 15 minutes collateral service is $35. Legal Fees (Testimony, responding to subpoena, all other legal-related work for client or third party): The fee for legal services is $300 per hour. Record Release (Medical records request): The fee for record release services is $35. Returned Check fee (Checks returned/unpaid): The fee for the returned check fee is $35.

Does what we talk in therapy remain confidential?

Confidentiality is a vital aspect of the patient-therapist relationship, built on trust as sensitive subjects are discussed during therapy. Typically, your therapist cannot share information about you unless you provide a release of information. However, state laws and ethical standards may require therapists to break confidentiality in certain situations: 1. Suspected past or present abuse of children, adults, or elders, which must be reported to the appropriate authorities, such as child protection and law enforcement, based on the patient's information and corroborating sources. 2. If the therapist has reason to believe the patient is at serious risk of self-harm or poses a threat to harm others.

What can I expect during my first session?

The initial appointment, known as the intake, involves completing paperwork via email beforehand. During the session, we will discuss your history and current concerns to assess if there's a mental health diagnosis suitable for therapy. However, self-pay clients do not necessarily require a formal diagnosis.

How often do I need to do therapy?

We usually begin with weekly sessions, but the frequency may change to every other week based on both our schedules and your preferences. Flexibility in session frequency allows us to accommodate your needs effectively.

How long do I need to be in therapy?

The duration of therapy varies for each individual. Some prefer short-term therapy, lasting a few months, while others value long-term support. We will proceed at your pace and continue as long as it remains beneficial.

What is the Good Faith Estimate?

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit


Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us, If you're interested in scheduling an appointment or if you need additional information about our services. We aim to respond to your inquiries within 3 business days. So, you can expect to hear back from us fairly soon after reaching out.

Contact Address
1100 Quail Street,
Suite 206, Newport
Beach, CA 92660
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(M) (949)229-0567
Working Hours
Mon-Friday 9 am-6 pm