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Mental Health and Wellness Support. Building resiliency one day at a time.
California Accepting Online
Updated May 3, 2023

Ataraxy is a mental health and wellness support service that provides virtual psychotherapy, counseling, consultation, and coaching. Our mission is to work with you through mental health challenges and be emotionally, physically, and mentally stronger. Whether you are struggling with PTSD, substance use, feeling depressed, anxious, having negative thoughts, stress, or burnout because of the nature of your work, we are here to walk along with you. Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, hopeless, and helpless? Have flashbacks because of the trauma you experienced? Finding yourself turning to substances to escape from stressors and life’s obstacles? Having difficulties facing the truth because it is painful? If you are experiencing these symptoms and other problems, allow our team of professionals to help you overcome these challenges. Schedule an appointment today to free yourself.

Dr. Thao is a wellness consultant/ coach in mental health and life challenges and issues. Her goal is to support and provide lifestyle changes for self-empowerment. Dr. Takakjian is a licensed psychologist (CA) who focuses on Trauma/PTSD, Addiction, and Psychosomatic Disorders. His goal is to help the client integrate the mind and body, understand emotions and thoughts, and live a holistic and wholehearted life. Matthew is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Recovery and Addiction Specialist (all states), his life’s work is to help you find sobriety and take back your power in your life. He walks with you through every empowering moment of your early recovery and supports you in staying addiction-free for the long term. Erica is a licensed clinical social worker (CA) and EMDR trained, with a wide range of mental health experiences working with individuals and families who struggle with mental health issues.


What services does your practice offer?

We offer individual psychotherapy, couples, family, and group therapies, consulting, and life coaching. Group therapies include Emotional Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, virtual PTSD, and Chemical Dependency/ Addictions programs.

Why should I choose your practice?

We not only listen to you but we are compassionate, understanding, and dedicated to helping you work through your mental health or life challenges. Aside from our extensive clinical experiences in mental health, we are professional and respectful. If this is what you are looking for in a provider, then allow us to work with you. Take the first step, contact us.

How does payment work at your practice?

We are an out-of-network provider, therefore, a superbill will be provided for you. We provide sliding scale fees.


Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Ataraxy is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $225
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $300 (60min)
  • Chemical Dependency & Addiction Counseling sessions: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

We are a self-pay and out-of-network provider. A superbill will be provided for you to submit to your insurance for psychotherapy reimbursement if you have out-of-network coverage under your policy. We are a certified out-of-network provider for Tricare West.


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Tue 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Wed 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Thu 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Fri 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Sat 9 AM to 1 PM
  • Sun Closed

Head of Practice's Licensure

California: PSY15142




Therapy Groups

Emotional Focused Therapy/ DBT Group

The Emotional Focused Therapy Group focused on learning, understanding, and regulating emotions. The group emphasized different emotions, understanding emotions when triggered, and how to regulate emotions.

Chemical Dependency, other Addictions and PTSD Group

A virtual support program that focused on chemical dependency, addiction, and PTSD (all states).