The primary path for psychotherapy is through individual sessions. These sessions are held in a confidential setting to instill your privacy. Typical individual sessions are 50 minutes in length. Most client's maintain weekly sessions until their needs are met, however any client can request the frequency of sessions that fits their needs the best. I believe in allowing the client to set the tone and purpose of their individual sessions. Therapy and counseling goals will be discussed during your first session and we will build a path together. Goals can range from building coping skills to manage your symptoms to working on deeper inner self growth, trauma work, personal development and living a stress free life.
Couples & Family therapy can be incorporated with individual therapy based on the need of the client and the family as a whole. There are often benefits in having sessions with the teen and parent, client and spouse or a family as a whole. These sessions focus on helping build connection, communication and ultimate problem solving among parents, couples and/or families.
I also offer individual sessions through teletherapy. Teletherapy is held through a HIPPA compliant and confidential video conferencing system. Teletherapy has been found to be just as effective as in person therapy. It can be a convenient alternative for those who live out of the area, have limited availability for appointments or in general feel more comfortable with this style.
The rate per 50 minute session is $120. Extended or double sessions are available upon request and are pro-rated at the same rate. Sliding scales rates are offered on a limited basis upon request and as available and based upon need.
All client billing and scheduling is maintained through an online client portal. This portal allows clients access to an electronic file where credit or debit cards can be maintained for automatic billing and appointments can be requested or rescheduled through the client's personal link. This link is set up upon request for information about my practice and/or establishing as a new client, wherein you will also receive all intake forms electronically.
I am a preferred provider for Anthem Blue Cross and am considered "out of network" for all other private insurance carriers at this time. It is recommended that all clients call their insurance prior to establishing as a client to verify your benefits and reimbursement coverage. Those requesting therapy to be processed through private insurance except Anthem must pay up front and await reimbursement from their insurance provider. A Superbill can be provided that includes all necessary billing codes and information for clients to easily submit to your insurance for reimbursement. I am able to bill and receive payments for clients that have been approved under California's Victim Compensation coverage (aka Victim Witness).
Brief (half-hour) consultation sessions can be provided upon request to ask questions prior to establishing as a client.