Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer in-person therapy or teletherapy?
I currently offer therapy through HIPAA-compliant platforms. Due to licensure laws, I can only provide services to individuals residing in California. I do not offer in-person therapy at this time.
Do you accept insurance?
I am considered an out-of-network provider and do not accept insurance plans. Many insurance plans will cover part (or all) of out-of-network care. You can contact your insurance company directly to confirm out-of-network coverage.
I can provide a comprehensive statement, often called a superbill, that includes all of the information required to submit a claim to your policy provider.
How much does therapy cost?
My fee for a 50-minute therapy session is $250. I offer a limited number of sliding scale services.
How do we get started?
Please get in contact via email or phone!
Before scheduling an initial appointment, I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss what you are looking for and to determine if my services are a good fit for you.
How long will I need therapy?
Therapy can be for a specific issue, crisis, or season of life. Therapy can also be an ongoing experience that can help support space for reflection or provide maintenance support. The specific length of therapy will depend on your goals, needs, and concerns.
What is a psychologist? How are psychologists different from other therapists or psychiatrists?
A psychologist is a licensed mental health professional with a doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology. Other mental health professionals, such as social workers (LCSW), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), or professional counselors (LPCC), also provide therapy. Medication is prescribed by medical professionals (medical doctors, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants) specializing in psychiatry.
What is religious trauma? And, how can therapy help?
More information here.
How can I learn more about EMDR? What does it mean to be an EMDR-trained therapist?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, or EMDR, is an evidenced-based treatment for trauma and related concerns. To become EMDR trained, a therapist must complete a 50-hour EMDRIA-approved training program. I completed my approved training through the EMDR Institute.
More information about EMDR can be found through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).
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