Frequently Asked Questions

Therapy is a unique experience that offers the ability to transform your life for the better, but for the first-time go-er, it can cause some feelings of ambivalence. But, fear not, as this process is meant to help you, and ensure you're getting the appropriate care that you deserve.

HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION?

Sessions are typically 45-60 minutes. 90 minute sessions are available upon request and availability, and are strongly encouraged for couples and family work, and for some phases of EMDR.

Weekly sessions are typical, but can be flexible. I am happy to try and work with you to find a schedule that is suitable for all of us.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Sessions are $120 per hour, paid by cash, credit card, or check at the time of service. Longer sessions are available upon request and availability, on a prorated fee schedule.


*Late payments will incur a $50 'late fee' for each week payment is delayed.


*No-show appointments and cancellations less than 24 hours in advance will result in being responsible for paying the full amount of the missed session.

DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?

Yes. Below is a list of insurances I currently accept:

  • Anthem

  • Blue Cross

  • Blue Shield

  • Cal Optima

  • CareFirst

  • ComPsych

  • HMC Healthworks

  • Harrington Health

  • Health Net

  • LLUM

  • MHN

  • Magellan Behavioral Health

  • TRICARE

  • TriWest

  • Victims Witness

  • WellPoint

  • Workers Comp

  • Out of Network


If you wish to use insurance, it's important for you to find out what services are covered, your annual deductible, and co-payment fees. (Insurance information will be verified before initial appointments are made).

HOW LONG SHOULD I BE IN THERAPY?

Every person has different challenges, needs, and goals. On average, 4-8 sessions is how long it takes to start getting to the core of the issues. However, some people require far more sessions, while some want fewer.

I am happy to work with you to identify your goals and expectations for therapy in order to determine a reasonable timeframe for our work together.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IN THE FIRST SESSION?

The first few sessions are typically part of the "Initial Assessment." At the start of the first session, time will be spent going over some of the necessary legal and ethical guidelines I am obligated to review with you. Once those items are discussed, the rest of the session is dedicated to getting to know one another, to see if my services and area of expertise aligns with your needs and goals.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF THERAPY IS WORKING?

You get out of therapy what you put into it. While I am here to guide you, offer suggestions, and work with you to develop a plan of action that suits your needs, ultimately I can't "fix" anything for you, and it is up to you to use the knowledge and the tools you learn in therapy out in the world.

Life tends to work in circular patterns, and you may find yourself experiencing different challenges throughout your life, or even revisiting the same or similar situations that you have already dealt with in the past.

Depending on your particular goals, and the path and pace at which you intend to meet them, therapy can work as quickly or as slowly as you need it to. As long as you are willing to do the work and are truly invested in your personal outcome, you are bound to make positive changes that will enrich your life.