Undertaking therapy is an important step, and my goal is to empower you with the information you need to make a fully informed decision. Below are the answers to some commonly asked questions; please don’t hesitate to send a message or call if you don’t find the information you need.
What are your fees?
Please call or send me a message to receive up-to-date information regarding my fees.
Do you accept insurance?
I don’t accept insurance at the moment. However, as a client you’ll receive fully documented invoices, statements, and super bills (available via your client portal) that can be submitted to your insurance carrier for reimbursement, allowing you to recoup all or a portion of your eligible treatment costs!
What types of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Health Savings Account / Flexible Spending Account cards.
How does billing work?
Fees for services are due by or before the beginning of each session. Cash and check payments must be made in-person (no mail-in payments). Credit card payments can be made manually per session via your secure client portal. For your convenience, you may also place a credit card on file, in which case you will be automatically billed after each session (but not otherwise). Your personal and financial information is secured with bank-level encryption.
Do you provide telehealth?
Yes, I provide a robust and secure video conferencing platform to maintain continuity of care during those times when you can’t make it in to my office (only available to California residents). Please review my Services page for complete details.
How long should I expect to be in therapy?
As you might expect, therapy length depends on the unique challenges, strengths, background, level of functioning, pace of therapeutic progress, and other factors, that are unique to each person. In some cases, therapy may be as short as one or two sessions, as when all else is well and you simply need a clinical perspective on one or more issues. Other problems may require weeks, months, or even longer to address, as may be the case with severe trauma or longstanding personal and relational issues. Rest assured, I begin every therapeutic encounter ready to walk alongside you as long as needed, while constantly doing my best to work myself out of a job!
What will therapy be like?
People heal in different ways, depending on the work before them. Sometimes that work brings feelings of relief, contentment, and resolution; other times, it may feel complicated, uncomfortable, or painful. In all cases, I remain committed to a therapeutic process built not only on empirically based treatment methods, but on emotional safety, earned trust, authentic connection, and a person-centered outlook that believes all people have the capacity for change.
Do you work with children?
Currently I work with clients 13 and older. Many of my colleagues and other mental health professionals in the area specialize in working with children 12 and younger, and I’ll be happy to provide you with appropriate referrals upon request.
Do you do any court work?
No, I don’t provide any type of legal or court services, including but not limited to testifying in divorce proceedings, performing custody evaluations, workers compensation claims, or court mandated therapy. This is because forensic psychology is not within my scope of expertise. If at any time you need these services, I’ll be happy to provide you with appropriate referrals.
Is your office wheelchair accessible?
Yes. Our entrance, hallways, offices, and restroom are wheelchair accessible. With advance notice, I’ll be happy to provide any other reasonable accommodation you may need!