What should I expect in my first therapy session?
The first session, we will spend time reviewing the consent forms and the intake you completed. This will be an opportunity to discuss your goals for therapy and to ask me any questions you may have to make sure I'm the right fit for you. Research has shown that the success of treatment is largely determined by the relationship you have with your therapist. Assessment may take between 1-3 sessions to understand your concerns and to develop a treatment plan.
How long does therapy last?
The length of therapy can vary depending on your presenting issues and your goals for therapy. Therapy can last anywhere from 3 months to a year or more depending on your needs. It is a personal goal as your therapist to help you get to a place where you feel confident in navigating life's challenges so that you no longer need my support.
Do you accept Insurance?
It is important to me to develop a treatment plan and length of treatment in collaboration with my clients. When using insurance, therapists are required to ensure that the clients they treat meet "medical necessity" and may only be able to treat clients for a limited amount of sessions. Insurance companies may also request access to your records which limits your confidentiality. In order for me to ensure that I can provide treatment based on your needs, I do not accept insurance. I am able to provide super bills that you may submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. Not all plans offer reimbursement for out of network providers. Please call your provider to determine your out of network benefits.
What is the "No Surprises Act"?
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
What are your fees?
Individual Sessions - 50 mins - $170
Couples/Families - 75 mins - $185
Do you offer sessions in person?
No, not at this time. All sessions are conducted over a secure, online video platform. I may provide a limited amount of sessions in person in the future.
My permanent address is in California, but I am often traveling for work or attend school out of State, can I still work with you?
I am legally required to only provide therapy for those who physically reside in California and I am not currently licensed in other states. There are some therapists who are licensed in multiple states and may be able to provide therapy for you.
How often should I come to therapy?
The frequency of therapy is determined based off of your current needs for treatment. In the beginning, it is recommended to attend weekly in order to receive the most benefits from therapy. At times, it may be appropriate to attend twice weekly. Over time, it may be determined by both of us to reduce the frequency to biweekly or monthly for maintenance.
What is your cancellation Policy?
It is your responsibility to notify me of cancellation. Cancellation notice must be given with a minimum of 48 hours to avoid being charged a cancellation fee. 4 consecutive “last minute” cancellations may be subject to losing any reoccurring future-reserved timeslots. Rescheduling of a cancelled appointment is subject my availability and is not guaranteed.