Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about mental health services below.
Should I be in therapy?
If you’ve thought this question, you probably should be. Therapy is unique to each individual, so whatever topic you come in with is what we will discuss. There is no right or wrong reason to attend therapy. The first conversation we have, also known as the initial consultation, is time for you to see if you want to be in therapy and see if I am the right therapist for you.
Do you offer Teletherapy?
Yes I do! All services are currently provided via a HIPAA compliant teletherapy platform. You must be a resident of California to participate in services.
What is Teletherapy?
Great question. Teletherapy is another term for remote sessions, meaning all appointments are held via a HIPAA compliant video conference platform. You will receive a link to your session before each scheduled appointment. All you need is a computer, smartphone, or tablet device & a stable internet connection.
How much will therapy cost?
Individual therapy is $145 per session. Couples therapy is $165 per session. An additional $40 fee is applied if you would like to extend your session to a 60-80 minute time slot. I also offer a sliding fee scale on an as needed basis. Limited appointments are available utilizing this reduced rate. Please mention this during your intake call if this is something that would make therapy more accessible. Learn more about the fee per session here.
Do you accept insurance?
Not at this time. Learn why here. Payments can be made with a debit/credit card. Superbills may be provided upon request. Fees are still due at time of service, and you will need to discuss reimbursement with your insurance provider.
How often will we meet? For how long?
Sessions are typically once a week, but some clients choose to be seen bi-weekly or once per month depending on their therapeutic and financial needs. An individual session is typically 45-50 minutes. Couples/family counseling can range from 45 to 80 minute sessions due to more voices in the room needing space to be heard. Usually clients will start seeing me on a weekly basis, then as progress is made they transition to less frequent sessions.
If you aren’t accepting clients or we aren’t a good fit, will you provide referrals?
I am happy to provide referrals to trusted colleagues in order to support you on your therapy journey. I have provided some referrals and resources here, but would be happy to provide additional colleagues if requested.
Do you offer crisis appointments?
I do not provide crisis services or 24 hour crisis intervention. You can reach out to the Access & Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240. If you would like to make an appointment please refer to the appointment request page. If you are in need of crisis or emergency services please contact 911 or visit your local emergency room.