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Do you take insurance?
I am not on any insurance panels and do not work directly with any insurance companies. If you would like to submit a claim to your insurance, I can give you a superbill with the information needed. I encourage you to call your insurance company about the details of your out-of-network coverage. I can help you with the questions to ask. Due to the current public health orders, all sessions are currently being conducted by video or phone. Many but not all plans are covering telehealth during the coronavirus crisis, and the amount covered may be different than in-person sessions.
What is the fee?
My current fee is $210 per 50 minute session. I hold some reduced fee slots in my practice for people with clear financial need. I encourage you to call me to discuss your individual situation. If I am unable to accommodate you, I can refer you to a trusted colleague or training clinic. If you are a frontline worker dealing with the impact of COVID-19, you can also go to coronavirusonlinetherapy.com
How often are the sessions?
I will likely recommend that we meet once weekly, at the same time each week whenever possible. I have found that this consistency allows for a trusting working relationship to form more easily, and that when people come in less frequently there is more time spent "catching up" and less time spent addressing the underlying causes of your distress. Sometimes people choose to come in twice weekly to deepen the work, or in times of crisis, or when their problems have not been adequately addressed in other therapies. We can discuss whether this option could benefit you.
How do I choose a therapist?
Making the decision to begin therapy is significant. You are committing time and resources to an endeavor that you want to be as beneficial as possible. Many factors may contribute to your decision about whether to work with a particular therapist, both logistical and personal. Our initial meetings are a chance to see how it feels to work together and to determine if therapy can help you with your concerns. If we are not the right fit, I have many talented colleagues with a range of specialties and am happy to make a referral.
My office is located on Grand Avenue north of Lake Merritt, close to the neighborhoods of Piedmont, Rockridge, Temescal, Adams Point, and Lakeshore.