Counseling is a mutually guided exploration into your “way of being” in order to cultivate the best possible tools to help you thrive mentally and emotionally in your relationships, career, and creative expression.
Sometimes clients come to me with very specific goals; other times we work together to figure out how I can help you. In general, you can expect to discuss what is currently happening in your life and how you would like to move forward positively.
Some clients have sessions every week, some clients have sessions until they complete specific goals, some clients in crisis (usually bad break-ups, betrayals, or career disappointments) have sessions every day or a few times per week, and some clients report massive break-throughs during a single session.
For added convenience, in addition to normal 9-5 weekday office hours I see clients on Sundays 10-3 and Tuesday evenings.
Regarding health insurance, I am an In-network provider for Cigna Health Insurance and OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions of California and an Out-of-network provider for all other health insurance companies. If you do not have Cigna health insurance, then I will provide a superbill at the end of each month for you to submit to your health insurance company so that they can reimburse you. Please call your health insurance company before you begin counseling to ask what percentage they reimburse and what your deductible is regarding Out-of-network mental health office visits (billing code 90837).
In an effort to be fair I offer a sliding scale based on your or your family’s gross income as stated on the first page of the previous year’s tax return. I charge .1% of your annual income per session with a floor of $175 and a ceiling of $350 per session (not per hour).
Individual sessions are between 55 and 80 minutes long. Sessions for couples are approximately 90 minutes.
Weekly clients are entitled to up to two FREE 10 minute “lifeline” phone calls per week.
I accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Venmo, PayPal, and personal checks.
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Clients must send $175 if they miss an appointment or cancel within 24 hours.