Common Questions

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Starting therapy and finding a good therapeutic fit can feel like a daunting task, especially when you have a lot of questions or are unsure of what to ask

Below are some frequently asked questions and responses to give you a better idea of what to expect.


Do you accept insurance?

No, insurance is not accepted at this time.  I accept private pay only and can provide therapy to residents of California.*


How often do I attend therapy?

Therapy sessions are scheduled weekly for a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks or until clinically appropriate to decrease to once every other week.  Additional sessions per week may be available. 


What are your rates? *Limited reduced rate availability 

Individual 50-minute session: $200 

Couples 50-minute session: $250

Couples 80-minute session: $300

Premarital Coaching 6-session Package: $900. Additional sessions are $250 per session

Individual Supervision 60 minutes: $125 (offered to Associates registered in California only)

Dyadic Supervision 60 minutes: $160 ($80 per Supervisee) (offered to Associates registered in California only)


How does Couples Therapy Work?

Couples Therapy requires a one time separate individual session with each partner prior to beginning couples work.  Plan for a minimum of 12 sessions, however, predicting the length of any form of treatment is impossible.  While some couples end therapy in less than 12 sessions, most couples are in therapy for 6-12 months depending on their challenges.  First, we will meet together to discuss "why therapy and why now".  The second and third session, will consist of me meeting with each of you individually to discuss your background and how you arrived at this point in your relationship.  After that, we'll all meet and I'll let you know my ideas and how I can help; and we will continue to all meet together.


What is Dyadic Clinical Supervision?

Dyadic Clinical Supervision is generally conducted in the same way as individual supervision, but the Supervisor works with two Supervisees simultaneously.


Which payment methods are accepted?

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, FSA, and HSA are accepted as forms of payment for therapy.  Payment for coaching services are managed by the client when scheduled. 


What do I need to know about FSA and HSA?

Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA) are like personal savings accounts for medical expenses. The funds in these accounts are deposited on a pre-tax basis and can be applied to our therapy services.  It is recommend that you research your specific plan to best understand how to utilize it for our therapy services.


What is your cancellation policy?

If you are unable to attend session, please cancel at least 48 hours before your scheduled time.  Otherwise, a charge for the full session rate will be incurred.  Fees due to no-show and late cancellation must be paid prior to rescheduling, in addition, the rescheduled session will incur a full session fee.   


How do I get reimbursed for using an out-of-network provider.

Contact your insurance company to verify coverage.  Following your appointment, you'll be receive a "Superbill", upon request, with the information you need to submit to your insurance provider to request reimbursement.  


Please be advised, out-of-network coverage and reimbursements are based on your insurance plan and insurance provider's policies.  In addition, if you would like to use your out-of-network benefits, you will need to sign a consent to release information to your insurance company.  Furthermore, your therapist will need to provide a diagnosis of  medical necessity  for your insurance company to reimburse you for your out-of-pocket payments for your therapy sessions.  


What is Sex Therapy?

Sex Therapy is a form of talk therapy intended to help resolve sexual health concerns and develop a healthy sexual relationship.  Sex Therapy helps with a variety of physical and emotional problems that interfere with sexual satisfaction, such as erectile issues, low libido, and pain.  Sex Therapy may also be recommended for personal conflict issues related to sexuality and sexual trauma, relationship conflict, navigating ethical non-monogamy and polyamory, recovery from infidelity; and out of control sexual behaviors  associated with sexual activities and pornography.   A Sex Therapist may assign activities, such as physical touch, use of dilators and enhancers, and engaging in open communication to discuss relationship stress and sexual and intimate needs.


What can I expect during the therapy process?

Your therapist will contact you via video or the telephone number provided for a 20-minute consultation to ensure the best therapeutic fit.  All intake documentation can be completed electronically and is required within 24 hours of scheduling the intake assessment.  Treatment starts with an assessment, after which you and your therapist collaborate to create a treatment plan and work together efficiently to meet your goals. The therapy sessions are scheduled weekly until therapeutically appropriate to decrease to every other week.

Each person expresses different concerns and goals for therapy, therefore therapy will be tailored to meet your specific needs.  In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. 

It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, suggested tools may be provided for you to use outside of therapy to support your process, such as, reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, listening to a podcast, engaging in intimate activities with your partner, logging behaviors, or acting on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes, are open to new perspectives, and take responsibility for their lives.


*You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.


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