how much do sessions cost?
Sessions for individuals are $180 and last 50 minutes. Sessions for couples are $220 and last 60 minutes.
WHAT IF I CAN'T AFFORD THAT?
Occasionally I am able to offer a lower fee based on financial need. Please inquire if this applies to you. If those time slots are full, I will be happy to provide you with referrals for sliding scale therapy.
What payment types do you accept? what about insurance?
Payments may be made by cash, check or credit card. I do not directly bill insurance, but I do offer documents for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. I request payment at the end of each session.
HOW LONG ARE SESSIONS?
Sessions last 50 minutes. I offer longer sessions, if needed.
HOW OFTEN WOULD WE MEET?
Ideally, once a week. Depending on your goals and symptoms, we may decide to meet more or less than that.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT?
It happens. I request that cancellations be made 24 hours before your appointment.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I'M RUNNING LATE?
It happens. I will hold the time I have reserved for you and we will start as soon as you arrive.
I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THE IDEA OF THERAPY. ANY ADVICE TO EASE MY MIND?
Beginning therapy can be scary and anxiety-provoking for some. It is understandable that you might be nervous about the process. Please discuss your concerns when you contact me so we can address them.
MY PARTNER ISN'T SURE ABOUT THE IDEA OF COUPLES THERAPY. ANY ADVICE TO EASE THEIR MIND?
Beginning couples therapy can be scary and anxiety-provoking for some. If your partner is nervous about the process please encourage them to call me in advance to discuss their concerns or to address them when we meet. Couples therapy works best when both parties are invested in the process.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
We will get to know each other and decide if we are a good fit. I will ask some basic questions about your background and goals for therapy and answer any questions you may have about me and/or the therapy process. Then, we will discuss a plan for treatment.
HOW LONG WILL THERAPY LAST?
This depends on the severity of the issue you're facing as well as your goals for treatment. Therapy can last from several sessions to years.
DO YOU OFFER SKYPE OR PHONE SESSIONS?
Yes, I do. If you are away from home and don't want to miss a session, I can offer sessions via Skype or phone. This is a service I offer only to ongoing clients who are residents of the state of California.
I'm READY TO GET STARTED. NOW WHAT?
Send me a message through the Contact page, or give me a call, so that we can chat briefly and schedule an appointment: 310-970-2097. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and a few times I might reach you and I'll give you a call.