Q: What is the difference between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?

A: This is a common question that many people ask. The main difference is that Psychologists are trained to treat conditions through differing forms of talk therapy. The therapy is utilized by creating a safe space where the person can process their thoughts and feelings without the consequences of the outside world. On the other hand, Psychiatrists are trained in the medical aspect of treating psychopathology and often prescribe medication as the primary form of treatment.

Q: Where are you located?

A: The office is located at 16200 Ventura Blvd. Suite 403, Encino CA 91436, and parking is free on Sundays.

Q: What days are you available?

A: At this time, the office is only open on Sundays. Please contact Elazar to let him know what times work best for you.

Q: What age groups do you work with?

A: Elazar generally works with adolescents who are 13 years and older, in addition to adults of all ages. If you are thinking about providing therapy for someone younger than 13, but you believe they can benefit from therapy, please contact Elazar for a consultation.

Q: Which conditions do you treat?

A: To see a list of the types of conditions that are treated, please click on the Specializations link. If you would like to discuss a condition that is not listed, feel free to contact Elazar for details.

Q: How much do you charge?

A: There is a flat fee of $100 per 50-minute individual session, and payment is not based on a sliding scale. Couples and family sessions normally require additional time. Elazar does not accept insurance, but will provide a super-bill as an out-of-network provider.

Q: What if I miss a session?

A: Sessions cancelled with a 24-hour notice will not be charged. If a session is missed or cancelled within 24-hours, the client will be responsible for the full rate.