Frequently Asked Questions
Where is your office?
My office is in Costa Mesa, near the 55 and 405 Freeways; The address is 3001 Red Hill Ave, #1-216, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Please click on the “Map” for a downloadable map.

Do you take insurance?
No. However, as a licensed professional my services may be reimbursable through many insurance companies. Please contact your insurance company and ask if they “reimburse for out of network providers.” If so, you will pay me directly for the session and I will give you a super-bill (receipt) for you to turn into your insurance company. Depending on your plan, they may reimburse all or part of the fees.

What are the fees? How long are the sessions?
Beginning January 2016, the session fee will be $200. Sessions are 50-55 mins long. Payments may be made in cash, check, or credit card at the time of service.

Do you have a "sliding scale" or a reduced fee?
I no longer offer a sliding scale for therapy session but am happy to discuss options, resources, and referrals with you. Please visit www.BalancedLifeCounseling.com for information about seeing one of my associates who offer therapy at a lower fee. 

When do you see clients?
Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM. Tuesday is the only evening I work, and I see clients until 9PM.

Who do you see? / What types of clients do you work with?
I work with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents.
Because I come from a Humanistic Growth model of therapy, I’ve seen great success working with motivated clients who are willing to invest in their personal growth and self betterment.

How long does “it” take?
Due to the subjective nature of each individual case it is impossible to make a blanket statement of what the length of therapy will be. I suggest investing 4-6 sessions and then collectively we can evaluate your goals and challenges and set out a clearer treatment plan. Some folks may come in once or twice a month for several months, while others may come in once or twice a week.

How do I make an appointment?
Call or text: 949-933-MARK (6275)
Email: markhowertonMFT@gmail.com