The OC Psychology Center for Assessment & Psychotherapy

We care about your mental health as much as you do.


Ready to get started?

If you haven’t already, you may want to review our services here to learn about our therapy and assessment offerings. If you’re ready to get started now and schedule your first appointment, please call (949) 793-0122 or follow the steps below to self-schedule online.

Step 1. Read about our specialists

Step 2. Select a specialist & view their availability

Step 3. Schedule an Appointment

A note about Insurance: We do not work directly with insurance companies. We believe that not working directly with insurance companies allows us to provide better quality care and ensure a higher standard of client confidentiality. If you would like to pursue partial reimbursement through your PPO plan, please let us know, and we will provide you with a superbill that you can send to your insurance provider. See more info about insurance at the bottom of this page.

 

About Our Specialists

Each of our providers specializes in an area of child, adolescent and young adult mental health. We utilize a variety of developmentally informed cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented approaches to help you and your family feel better and get back on track.

You may have seen us in the following publications:

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Dr. Aaron Montgomery, Psy.D.

Dr. Montgomery specializes in psychological assessment & psychotherapy with children, adolescents & young adults. His assessment & testing expertise focuses on understanding the psychological and neuropsychological aspects of learning, cognitive ability, and personality development. Dr. Montgomery’s treatment expertise focuses on helping individuals and families develop insight, learn effective strategies for managing difficult experiences and improve relationships.

$225 Psychotherapy (45 minutes)

Please call for assessment & testing rates (949) 793-0122

Learn more about Dr. Montgomery →

 
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Dr. L. Antonio Becerra, Psy.D.

Dr. Becerra is skilled at utilizing psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral treatment strategies to help individuals and families move toward improved mental health by becoming more aware of how their emotions, thoughts, beliefs and behavior may be maintaining distress and how these can be modified to promote healthy and positive change. 

$150 Psychotherapy (45 minutes)

Please call for assessment & testing rates (949) 793-0122

Learn more about Dr. Becerra →

 
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Christine Golden, AMFT

Christine embodies a compassionate, understanding, and non-judgmental attitude in her work with children and adolescents. She understands the hardships and challenges that many children and adolescents deal with on a daily basis. She has dedicated much of her clinical work to helping children and adolescents cope with trauma, depression, anxiety, problematic anger and oppositional behavior. 

$150 Psychotherapy (45 minutes)

Learn more about Christine Golden →

 
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Rubi Lopez Becerra, LMFT

Rubi Lopez Becerra is passionate about helping children, teens, young adults and their families turn difficult experiences into opportunities for growth. She is particularly skilled at identifying and developing her client’s unique strengths in order to help them heal and accomplish their personal goals. She has a deep appreciation for each individual’s natural resilience and believes that positive change is always possible. If you are interested in learning more about Rubi Becerra read about her work and areas of specialty below.

$175 Psychotherapy (45 minutes)

Learn more about Rubi Lopez Becerra →

 
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Poppy Peluce-Fune, LCSW

Poppy has a wealth of experience helping children, teens and adults overcome trauma, anxiety and depression. She is also passionate about helping couples improve their relationships. She utilizes a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness/Meditation, and Psychodynamic exploration of the past.

$175 Psychotherapy (45 minutes)

Learn more about Poppy Peluce-Fune →

 

Cancellation Policy

Appointments are made to reserve a specific time for you; therefore, a minimum of 48 hours notice is required for canceling or rescheduling an appointment. The full fee will be charged for appointments that are missed, canceled or rescheduled without 48 hours notice. 

Health Insurance

The OC Psychology Center for Assessment & Psychotherapy does not accept insurance, however, most PPO insurance plans will cover a percentage of services out-of-network. If you choose to use your out-of-network health benefits, you will be provided a receipt for services (a superbill) that includes all information needed to submit a claim to your insurance company. It is not guaranteed that services provided will be covered by your specific insurance plan. For information about reimbursement rates, contact your insurance provider about your specific out-of-network benefits. Here are some helpful questions to ask your health insurance representative to clarify your out-of-network benefits:

  • Does my coverage include mental health services?

  • Does my coverage include seeing an out-of-network provider?

  • What is my deductible and must it be met before mental health services are covered?

  • How many sessions per year are covered by my health insurance plan?

  • What is the amount of coverage per therapy session?

  • Do I need a referral from my primary care physician to access my out-of-network benefits?