About Introspection Beverly Hills

In my therapy practice, I specialize in working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, insomnia, and relationship issues. Drawing on cognitive behavioral therapy and a psychodynamic approach, I can help you manage distressing symptoms, develop deep self-awareness, and gain the insights that can lead to lasting healing.

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As a therapist, I do not tell you what to think or how to feel about your experiences. The only revelations that matter here are your own. Throughout our work together, you can find the sense of self-acceptance and empowerment you need to resolve challenges and fully engage with a lighter, more fulfilling life.

What to Expect

 Scheduling/Consultation:

Your first step is to click the “Contact Me” button and leave your name and email address on the following secure, confidential page. Within 24 hours, I will contact you to schedule an initial consultation session at a convenient time for you. Alternately, you can go to the Services page of this website where you will find the Initial Consultation Session listed as the first service on that page, and schedule it at your convenience by clicking the “Schedule and Pay” button. The consultation will last up to 55 minutes. The fee for this session will be credited towards your psychodiagnostic assessment if you chose to engage in assessment. During the initial consultation session, you can explain the problem you are facing that has prompted you to seek therapy, and share what you hope to gain in therapy. Then, I can assess whether or not your present challenge warrants going through a paid, in-depth psychodiagnostic assessment (or initial intake). At that point, I will guide you to the members’ area of my website, where you can find my forms and policies and pay for and schedule an assessment (or initial intake).

Psychodiagnostic Assessment (or initial intake):

The assessment lasts approximately 110 minutes. Before we meet, you will fill out the appropriate forms. Then, in my office, we will go over the forms you have filled out, and you will have a chance to elaborate on anything that you feel requires further details. I will ask additional questions that will help me obtain an accurate understanding of what you are going through and determine how I may be able to assist you. I will share my understanding of what the problem is and make recommendations for treatment. If you chose to pursue treatment with me, I will explain to you the particular treatment packages that I offer, with the anticipated time frame and fees for each.

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I then invite you to return to the members’ area to select a treatment package, based on my guidance and your own needs and goals. Once you purchase a package, you can schedule one or all of your sessions right away. What people particularly like about this is that it gives them the autonomy to select their desired time and day of the week in advance, with the option to make modifications closer to each session date as needed. I have consistently heard from patients who prefer to know they have continuity of care and a dependable routine for therapy, and I’ve specifically selected this scheduling format to respects this wish.

You can also choose to purchase just one session at a time, if you so prefer. Please note that your participation in psychotherapy is completely voluntary and you may withdraw from treatment at any point without incurring penalties.

Important Note on Medication use and Management:

As a licensed psychologist prescription of psychiatric medication is outside my scope of practice. However, sometimes my patients are prescribed psychiatric medication by their psychiatrist or primary care physician. Research shows that for those patients who are prescribed medication, an enhanced understanding of the medication results in adherence to the medication regiment and ultimately increased health outcomes including safety and efficacy. At Introspection Beverly Hills I take a wholistic team-based approach to your healthcare by collaborating with other licensed healthcare professionals in the local community to better serve your overall healthcare needs. In that light, I work closely with a licensed Doctor of Pharmacy to provide you the opportunity to receive individualized consultation about the medications you are prescribed and ask questions about the various interaction effects they might have on your unique biochemistry.

If you are on psychiatric medication, upon completion of your psychodiagnostics assessment with me I will recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Tina Alidad, Doctor of Pharmacy and founder of Thrive RX Consulting, in order to understand:

  • How your medication works to reduce your symptoms
  • What possible side effects your medication has
  • How your various medications interact with one another
  • How to avoid any such drug interactions
  • What lifestyle changes may improve the function of your medication

For your convenience this consultation can take place on site at my location. I will guide you on how to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Alidad. For my Concierge patients the initial consultation with Dr. Alidad is complimentary.

Continuing Sessions:

6 hands clasped in circleThroughout the remaining treatment sessions, you can expect to arrive in my office and take a seat wherever you feel most at ease, whether on the couch or in one of my comfortable chairs. You can begin by providing me a brief update on your week since our last session, pointing out anything that might be pertinent to my understanding of your state of mind, such as any changes in your environment, recent occurrences in your life, or interactions in your interpersonal relationships. Then, you can feel free to talk about whatever you feel serves you in reaching your treatment goals. I will be present with you as you explore your experience, witnessing and providing space for any thoughts and feelings that arise for you. While I ask a number of questions during the psychodiagnostic assessment, in follow-up treatment sessions, I listen attentively, and speak when I feel I have something valuable to add that would serve us in reaching your treatment goals. In the safe space of the therapy room, you can practice claiming a sense of agency over your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do patients pay in advance or after the session or training is completed?

Sessions are paid for at the time that you schedule them online. Sessions are paid for using a credit or debit card. No money is exchanged at the time of the session.

How quickly can I expect to hear back from you?

Once you leave your name and email on our secure and confidential form, I will personally get back to you within 24 hours.

How long are sessions?

The Initial Consultation Session lasts up to 55 minutes. The Psychodiagnostic Assessment lasts approximately 110 minutes. After that, all psychotherapy sessions are 55-minutes.

How can I find your therapy practice?

I am located in Beverly Hills’ Golden Triangle, on North Camden Drive (one block west of the famous Rodeo Drive, just south of South Santa Monica Blvd). My office is on the sixth floor of the Wells Fargo building. Please let the receptionist on the 6th floor know you are here to see me, and enjoy our peaceful waiting area while I come to get you.

There is metered street parking available, as well as a parking structure that offers free one-hour parking just across the street. One of my treatment packages (The Concierge Experience) offers complimentary in-house valet parking for the duration of the treatment session. (Further details can be found in the members’ only area of this website.)

You Can Begin Today

Please click “Contact Me” so we can find out if I can be of assistance to you, or go to the Services page of this website to schedule a 55-minute Initial Consultation Session. You can ask any questions you may have about my therapy practice in Beverly Hills, CA.

 

Alaleh “Allie” Katalmohseni Selkirk, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Education, a Doctorate in General Psychology, and a Post-Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She started her career as an elementary school teacher. While raising her small children, Dr. Selkirk became increasingly curious and passionate about human development, leading her to pursue a Ph.D. in Psychology. She became a Commissioned Naval Officer and a Navy psychologist for nine years before entering private practice. Dr. Selkirk has specialized training in trauma treatment, depression treatment, anxiety treatment, and insomnia treatment, as well as extensive experience working with anger, relationship issues, and personality disorders. In addition to multiple Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Dr. Selkirk is meritoriously honored as a lifetime member of America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals, and distinguished by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals and Doctors of Excellence as a Top Psychologist in Beverly Hills, California.