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Now Serving
the San Francisco Bay Area
and Orange County

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have a question you’d like to ask? Check out the answers to the FAQs below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any additional questions.

How do I get started?
After you get in contact with me, we'll have a brief conversation by phone about the concerns you are facing to see if I am the best fit. At that time, I will arrange the first appointment and provide information regarding intake forms and online teletherapy. While therapy will currently be conducted from a distance, connection has never been easier.
 Online Therapy has many benefits:

  • Convenient sessions with no travel time.

  • Just as effective as in person therapy.

  • Often more affordable than in person therapy.

  • Easy to use and HIPAA secure video connection.

What will happen at my first appointment?
The first appointment is a chance to get acquainted and also an opportunity for me to share information about the counseling relationship. I will address confidentiality and its limits, appointment cancellation and financial policies, as well as gather further information on what brings you to therapy at this time and the goals you would like to achieve.

What are my payment options?

I have a very reasonable private pay sliding scale, take CalOptima insurance clients, and can provide superbills for you to receive reimbursement from your insurance company. Check with your insurance company for their reimbursement coverage policies for Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapists. Please note that some clients use the private pay option because insurance providers require a mental health diagnosis and may limit your number of sessions.

How often can I go to therapy?
Generally, 50-minute sessions are conducted each week at the same day and time. However, under certain circumstances, sessions may be increased upon request and availability.

Is it normal to feel nervous before our appointment?
Yes, absolutely. Sometimes doing new things can bring up a certain amount of anxiety. The good news is that by engaging in therapy, you are already moving toward a better life.