Cherise  Arzaga
Zencare Vetted

Cherise Arzaga

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Updated October 8, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Cherise Arzaga is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing telehealth psychotherapy in the general Bay Area. Many of her clients have found telehealth to be extremely beneficial while managing demanding schedules and family lives. She has worked across lifespans but truly enjoys working with adults who are experiencing life transitions, work stress and perfectionism, and challenging relationship issues.

Cherise’s practice has a special commitment to nurturing the inherent strengths and confidence in a person to change distressing patterns and create growth. She is engaged, curious, compassionate, and at times humorous. She has been described as warm with a practical and calming presence. She will listen and unravel your story, highlight the ways in which culture and society have influenced this, and find ways to integrate your experiences today to live a more authentic life. Sessions are guided to help you discover new insights about yourself and learn practical coping skills to manage your feelings and foster your emotional and spiritual growth.

Cherise is trained in various evidence-based treatments, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and is a Trauma-Informed Therapist. She integrates a holistic approach guiding individuals to make choices that align best with their therapeutic goals.

Cherise currently works full-time at UCSF Health and Stanford Health. She has served in innovative positions creating and implementing behavioral health programs to identify and reach gaps in patient care. This direct practice is her passion project to increase access to high quality, evidenced-based treatment that is free from judgement and respectful of diversity and inclusion.


Message to clients

I’m so proud that you’re here to start your therapy journey. Remember, relationships are built on trust and the therapeutic relationship is no different. This profile is here to help you determine if we might be a “good fit” to help address some of your concerns. Please feel free to learn more about me, my clinical approach, and how we can work together.

I look forward to the privilege of working with you in therapy.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

Cherise Arzaga is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $180 (90min)

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
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Payment is due at the time of visit. Please review beforehand how to set up your Zelle account for payment. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.


Location(s)

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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9 am- 12 pm
  • Sun 8 am- 12 pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

UCSF Health, Collaborative Care LCSW, 2019 - Present
Stanford Health, Behavioral Health LCSW, 2021 - Present
Kaiser Permanente Southbay, Adult, Family Medicine LCSW, 2017 - 2019
Department of Mental Health Long Beach, Adult LCSW, 2014 - 2017
Telecare, Crisis Counselor/MSW, 2012 - 2014

CSU Long Beach, MSW in Social Work, 2012
CSU Long Beach, Bachelors in Social Work, 2011
CSU Long Beach, Bachelors in Human Development, 2011
CSU Long Beach, Certificate in Gerontology, 2011


Licensure

California: 74795


Languages

English