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My Practice

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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 a free consultation at a convenient time for you. The consultation will last 30-45 minutes, at no charge to you. During this conversation, 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 90 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.

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 assessment lasts approximately 90 minutes. After that, all sessions are 45-minutes long.

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.

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” to schedule a free 30-45-minute consultation so we can find out if I can be of assistance to you. 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.