What is the process of setting up an initial therapy session?
To begin the process we speak together on the phone. I will listen to what is bringing you to therapy and how I might be able to meet your specific needs. I can answer any questions you have about the way I work with the issues you are facing and any other questions you might have about therapy. When you feel the time is right, we can schedule an appointment to meet in-person. We would agree on a fee together on the phone prior to meeting. It is important that we feel we are the right match to work together. After our first therapy session we will decide together if we are to continue working together every week.
How long is a therapy session?
A standard therapy session lasts 50 minutes. I offer double sessions (1.5 hours) if there is a special need and we agree together that meeting for a longer therapy session is appropriate. I charge twice your fee for double therapy sessions.
What kind of people do you work with in therapy?
I welcome working with the diverse San Francisco and East Bay communities. I have experience working with people from diverse cultural, economic, spiritual, and religious backgrounds. I work with both straight and LGBTQ clients as well as individuals and couples.
What kind of therapy do you do?
Depending on your particular needs, my approach to therapy may include psychodynamic, somatic awareness, expressive arts, Jungian, humanistic, Buddhist psychology, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy.
What are your therapy fees?
My fees are on a sliding scale from $150 – $180 to accommodate different levels of financial ability. Call me to discuss my fee structure and how we can accommodate your financial situation.
Do you take insurance?
I am not a provider on any insurance panels but I can give you a monthly receipt for you to submit directly to your health insurance. You may want to call your insurance and find out what your out-of-network mental health coverage is and the percentage of payment they cover for therapy sessions.
How do I contact you?
If you are curious to know more about how we can work together, you can contact me by email or by phone 415.721.3355. Please let me know some good times when I can reach you and I will return your call within 24 hours Monday – Friday.