Counseling Session

50 Minutes - $120

Welcome! Whether you are court-ordered to receive counseling or are seeking it on your own, help is available. Please call during regular business hours to have any of your questions answered. (760-715-0550)  I have day, evening and weekend hours.  For Court-Ordered Counseling, please have your Court order on hand so when we speak with one another, I can verify whether I am properly credentialed to provide services to you! 

No matter the type of counseling, counseling involves the process of change.

Court-Ordered counseling can be for various situations that might include conflict, separation stress between parent and child, or fighting/problems in the parent-child relationship. I am happy to write progress and update *letters on your behalf to the court, CPS, and attorney's with your request and consent. Please call during regular business hours and have your Court order on hand so when we speak with one another, I can verify whether I am properly credentialed to provide services to you! After, you may click here to fill out the online counseling enrollment form.

Private Mediation counseling​ - This one or two-hour private session will completely prepare you and leave you confident for your upcoming Family Court Services (FCS) appointment, also known as "Mediation" OR provide a neutral supportive environment to discuss alternatives to going to court. I am not an attorney, but with my years of experience, I have helped many people with discussing possibilities as to what would likely happen in court, considering their unique circumstances, and help discuss fair, unbiased ways in order to move forward peacefully with their co-parent in the highest interest of both the parents and the child(ren). Click here to fill out the forms for private mediation counseling.

Individual counseling often begins with awareness of situations, attitudes and problems in a client's life that have caused stress or become overwhelming. I sit with clients while they examine existing patterns, and set goals for change. Sometimes clients choose to work on one or two very specific behaviors. Other times, clients work on deeper, long-standing issues that are causing current problems. Often clients assume responsibility and take ownership of their part of the problem and work to resolve it. I share research-based information and give encouragement to continue working until there is significant positive change. Please call during regular business hours to discuss my credentials and see if it is a good fit, then take the time and click here to fill out the online counseling enrollment form. (Couples will each fill out this form separately.)

Family counseling can involve any or all members of a family, for all sessions or just for some. Many times this is a very effective way of resolving parenting problems, life stage issues, step-family problems, family loss or change, or any other situation that impacts all the family members. Children of all ages have a lot to offer and much to gain from being able to participate in a process that teaches better communication skills, and allows for alternative ways of expressing difficult feelings.

Child counseling. Children of all ages may experience problems from time to time that require the help of a counselor. A parent being placed in jail, death or loss, or the fracturing of a family often puts children in between fighting adults, which can damage a child in many ways. Often, many problems are best resolved simply by the caregivers, parents and/or family members working together and obtaining additional ways to communicate, as well as new parenting and co-parenting strategies and skills to allow healing. Many teenagers feel most comfortable in talking about their concerns with the counselor on their own. Please call me during regular business hours to discuss my credentials and see if it is a good fit, then take the time and click the link under the Individual Counseling section to fill out the forms. (Counseling with children requires a special consent form signed by each parent. Click here for a printer-friendly version).

Substance abuse counseling begins by the client sharing their own core beliefs, values and assumptions about life, responsibilities, relationships and families. The information shared is used to help the person identify and work through areas that make the client vulnerable to continued substance abuse. Many important topics are discussed in depth. The client is expected to be accountable to homework between sessions and to be participating concurrently in a step-program. Help with finding a program is offered. The client is encouraged to seek a sponsor or accountability partner and eventually be held responsible for building necessary skills and mindsets that allow them to be free from substances, be gainfully employed, have a good amount of emotionally supportive friends/family, follow court orders and experience a victorious life. Please call during regular business hours and discuss my credentials and experience, and your needs, then take the time and click here to fill out the online counseling enrollment form.

Parenting & Co-Parenting Coaching helps parents learn how to raise happy, cooperative, responsible children. All parents want the best for their children, but many do not know how to communicate with their children effectively. I discuss with parents the different parenting styles, so they can decide which one will work with the particular temperament of their child or children, and give them new skills and ideas to improve their parenting. I believe that all children deserve love, attention, and nurturing. I believe that a safe environment and consistent parenting allows children to grow, learn, feel confident, and be happy. Parents are the most important teachers and role models a child will ever have, and yet many parents just carry on the same broken parenting skills that were used on them, and end up feeling defeated, angry and at a loss. Parenting and Co-Parenting sessions cover everything from safety, education and wellness to discipline and communication – both with the child and other parent. The parent ends up with a wealth of skills and an ever growing confidence in their ability to parent. Feel free to call and discuss with me my experience and credentials to see if it would be a good fit. Then, click here to fill out the private parenting or co-parenting coaching enrollment form. (Although most interested parents are seeking help by their choice, this does satisfy the Parenting Class requirement for Sunburst Academy and many other programs.)

**To enroll in our in-person Parenting or Co-Parenting class for parents currently involved in a court case, click here!

*Fees and Details - Hourly fees are $120, and fees should be taken care of priorto sessions. You can use the PayPal link below or pay using Zelle, Venmo (@Heidi-McLain-3) or private check (filled out prior to your session). Report and letter writing fee is $90/hour, and there is a minimum of $180 fee that needs to be paid prior to starting. There is a $65 fee for missed appointments. If you are interested in pursuing counseling, please take the time to call me during regular business hours to discuss my credentials and experience, and see if it is a good fit for you, then click here to fill out the counseling enrollment form. The information asked will help me better understand you and your reason for requesting counseling and enable me to help you more expediently. Please fill out the forms as completely and honestly as possible. All information is held in the strictest confidence and cannot be divulged to anyone without your written permission. Thank you!


Happy Heart Counseling

Heidi McLain, PhD, Clinical Christian Counseling
Happy Heart Foundation, Inc.

Missed Session Fee

No call/No Show - $65

Happy Heart ​Counseling

Report Writing

Two Hours - $180

Happy Heart Foundation, Inc.