My approach to therapy is highly client-centered, transparent, and collaborative. I strive to use evidenced-based techniques to foster increased self-awareness, reduce emotional suffering, and help you create the change you want. In order to tailor treatment to meet your needs, the first couple sessions are generally focused on getting to know you, your current goals, strengths, and life experiences. Treatment will then progress based on your needs. Many concerns can be addressed with short-term treatment, while more complex concerns may require more intensive or longer-term treatment.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Therapy sessions are generally scheduled weekly and typically last 45 minutes, though longer sessions are sometimes offered/needed for some specific treatments. During the early stages of treatment I will work collaboratively with you to identify an appropriate treatment plan given your unique goals and priorities.
Your initial appointment will generally be scheduled for 60 minutes. During this time you and I will discuss your reasons for seeking treatment, your symptom history, and other information needed to develop a plan for your on-going treatment. You will also receive information regarding practice policies and will have a chance to discuss your own questions and concerns.
FEES AND INSURANCE COVERAGE
Rates for therapy sessions range from $250 - $300 per session depending on session length and type of treatment. These rates align with other PhD level practitioners in the Bay Area. I do not currently contract with insurance companies as an "in-network" provider and individuals are expected to pay for therapy at the time of appointment. I accept check, cash, debit & credit cards for payment.
If your insurance policy includes out-of-network benefits, a portion of your fees may be covered. I can provide you with documentation to submit directly to your insurance company for any reimbursement to which you are entitled. Please contact your carrier PRIOR to your first appointment to determine your out-of-network benefits. When doing this, be sure to clarify if telehealth sessions are eligible for reimbursement as some insurers treat these sessions differently.
Please note that missed appointments and appointments canceled with less than 48-hours notice are subject to charge based on the time scheduled for the session. If you need to cancel or reschedule please contact me as soon as possible.