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Non-Discriminatory Policy 

Child Therapy San Diego professionals abide by the Ethical Standards of Marriage and Family Therapists, according to CAMFT and AAMFT Code of Ethics, as described below:

  • Marriage and family therapists advance the welfare of families and individuals and make reasonable efforts to find the appropriate balance between conflicting goals within the family system.

  • Non-Discrimination: Marriage and family therapists provide professional assistance to persons without discrimination on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, gender, health status, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or relationship status.

  • Historical and Social Prejudice: Marriage and family therapists are aware of and do not perpetuate historical and/or social prejudices when diagnosing and treating clients/patients because such conduct may lead to misdiagnosing and pathologizing clients/patients.


 Raphaella Croccia, LMFT, RPT-S

  • Psychotherapy and parent sessions: $175 - 45 minutes

  • Play Therapy Supervision, Licensure Supervision & Consultation: $150 - 60 minutes

Supervision is an essential component of a therapist's training. Raphaella offers pre-licensed therapists supervision according to BBS standards and RPT supervision to professionals seeking advanced training in the filed of Play Therapy.  

Cindy Lowe, AMFT

  • Psychotherapy and Parent session: $150 - 45 minutes

  • Intake session: $250 - 75 minutes; $300 - 90 minutes  

Sessions are conducted in-person

  •   The work with children involves interaction through various forms of Expressive Arts and Play Therapy. Those are hands-on, relational, integrative and sensorial experiences that best happen when child and therapist are together in the Playroom. 
  • In-person therapy contributes to the child's development and refinement of interpersonal social skills as it allows them to perceive differences in body language, tone, pitch of voice, and facial expressions.
  •  In-person sessions allows integration of thoughts, feelings and senses while helping the child to develop awareness of personal space and boundaries.
  • Telehealth sessions are offered only to already established clients and on special circumstances. Telehealth is  provided through a HIPPA approved platform according to HIPPA laws.  

Intake with parents

It is important that we take the time to talk in detail about your child's development, emotional needs, strengths and areas of difficulty. During this 75-90 minutes meeting parents will share their concerns with therapist and therapist will share her clinical impressions with them. Together they will decide on the initial treatment goals, frequency of sessions and on the first interventions to be tried with the child at home. The parent's intake might require more than one session and happen prior to the beginning of the child's treatment. 

Initial consultation

We are happy to offer a 20 minutes initial consultation to families considering working with us. It is important that families and therapists are a good match for working together.
During the consultation parents and children visit our Play room, meet the therapist and get to know about our work. 
The consultation is a brief initial contact. If parents would like to discuss their concerns and hear therapist's clinical impressions we suggest scheduling a 45 minutes session.


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Please be advised that the consultation is an informal meeting and that client and therapist's legal engagement only start after our Office Policy is fully discussed and signed.

Methods of payment

  •  We welcome cash and personal checks.

  • If you wish to use credit, debit card or venmo you will be responsible for an additional processing fee of 3.5%. 


Insurances accepted​

  • Raphaella Croccia, LMFT, RPT- S is out-of-network with insurances.​

  • Cindy Lowe, AMFT is in-network with Cigna Healthcare.

  • PPO plans: if you have a PPO plan you might be eligible for partial reimbursed of the cost of the treatment. Usually PPO plans allow clients  to work with out-of-network professionals.

  • Superbill: you have a PPO plan we will provide you a receipt or "superbill" to be submitted to your insurance for reimbursement. Please inquire directly with your insurance about your benefits.​

  • Single case agreements: our office does not negotiate single case agreements.

  • EAP - Employee Assistance Program -  not accepted


​                    Important questions to ask your insurance

  • Do I have behavioral health benefits?

  • What is my co-pay and how much is my  deductible?

  • What is the maximum allowed amount reimbursed per session?

  • How many sessions are allowed per calendar year?


1761 Hotel Circle south Suites 118 and 360, San Diego, CA 92108
 We have two beautiful Play Therapy offices in Mission Valley 
We are located close to the 5 and 8 freeways
Our facility is handicap accessible; parking on premises


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Business Information

By appointment only

Monday to Friday 12:00 am to 6:00pm Saturdays - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

( email is our preferred method of contact)


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