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Do you offer virtual appointments?

All sessions are via telehealth using a secure video platform. I will offer as much flexibility as possible. I offer a free consultation prior to your first scheduled appointment.

Do you take insurance?

I do not participate on any provider panels or accept assignment of insurance benefits in payment. It is the client's responsibility to verify coverage by calling the health insurer, asking, among others, the following questions: 

  • Is a referral required from my primary care physician?

  • What are my mental health benefits for outpatient therapy?

  • How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?

  • How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network psychotherapist?

  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?

  • What is my deductible, and has it been met?

  • Do you accept superbills?

  • How much will you reimburse?

What is psychotherapy?

It is where unconditional positive regard is used to establish a therapeutic alliance. It is an opportunity to learn skills you may not have had the benefit of learning or to make changes in your life that you have not been able to make on your own. It is where a therapeutic rapport is developed to learn trust which facilitates exploring underlying issues that contribute to symptoms. It is where a non-judgmental and objective safe space is created between you and your therapist solely focused on the changes you want to make.

How do I know if I need therapy?

People seek therapy pro-actively or because issues arise such as:

  • Your ability to function has declined

  • You are feeling weepy and overwhelmed by sadness

  • You have difficulty functioning due to anxiety

  • Your tolerance for negative emotions deteriorates

  • You have difficulty regulating your emotions or feeling your feelings

  • You have difficulty making decisions

  • Your relationships are impaired, or you isolate

  • You are becoming increasingly triggered by issues related to oppression and racism

  • You feel stagnate, stuck, or have reached an impasse

  • You are overeating or not eating enough

  • You have difficulty sleeping, concentrating, and following through

  • Your acting out behavior has increased to an unacceptable level

  • You are reliant upon substances to cope

  • You want more in life but feel challenged by how to proceed

  • You want to improve your interpersonal skills and self-esteem

  • You desire career advancement and could benefit from support

How much do you charge?
  • Fees will be discussed during the free 15-minute consultation

  • 24 hour cancellation is required

  • You may book a telehealth appointment by completing the form on the Contact page.

Good Faith Estimate

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 bill for medical items and services.

 

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and
    hospital fees.
     

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or 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 https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 818-925-4832.

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