Rates
Regular Appointments:  $120 per session

Free initial consultation (30 by phone)*

*I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and finding the right match for you is important.  This is why I offer a free initial consultation to see if I will be the best therapist for YOU. 


​​Insurance
I currently accept Aetna, Cigna, HealthNet, MHN, Optum, TriCare West, UnitedHealthcare and United Behavioralhealth.  If you do not see your insurance listed, services may be covered in part by your insurance carrier for out-of-network providers.  You can check your coverage by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?

  • Do they accept Out-of-Network providers?

  • What is my deductible and has it been met

  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?

  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?

  • Is approval required from my primary care physician? 

Please note that I provide a 'superbill' at the end of each month for those clients who bill their insurance provider for reimbursement.

Reduced Fee

Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis, please don't hesitate to ask.

 

Payment

Cash, Checks, Credit Cards, PayPal, and Venmo are accepted (at time of services rendered)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How can therapy help me?

There are a number of benefits that come from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support and understanding as well well as help develop skills and strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, and grief/loss.  Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem, or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits of therapy include:

  • Achieving a better understanding of yourself and your goals

  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety

  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other difficult emotions

  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting your self-confidence

  • Changing old behaviors and developing new and healthier ones

  • Developing skills for improving your relationships

 

What is therapy like?

Because everyone has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different for each person.  However, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, as well as progress and insights you notice between sessions.  Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term for a specific issue, or longer-term to deal with more difficult patterns and behaviors.  Either way, it's most common to schedule regular sessions on a weekly basis, with each session lasting approximately 50 minutes.

  

Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?

Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and therapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is not discussed anywhere but in my office between you and me.  In fact, by law I cannot release any information without your written permission.

However, as a mandated reporter, state law and professional ethics require that I maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:

  • Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.

  • If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.

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