What are your rates?
Hourly rate - $130
Co Parenting and Parallel Parenting
Hourly rate - $150
Hourly Rate - $150
Hourly rate - $150
Retainer Balance - $1500
Private Child Custody Recommending Counseling (PCCRC)
Hourly rate - $150
Retainer balance - $1500
You will be expected to pay for your session on the day you are scheduled, unless we agree otherwise. Therapy sessions are paid via credit card, debit card or Health Savings Account debit cards. Your credit card information is stored securely on your HIPPA compliant client portal.
Please keep in mind that I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. A minimum of 24 hour notice is required for canceled or missed sessions or you will be charged your entire fee.
What to expect?
During our initial 30 minutes free consultation, we will have a chance to discuss online therapy, ask each other questions, and see if we are a good fit. After we have decided to work together, I will send you the intake paperwork and coordinate our schedules to find a time that works for both of us.
For Individual Therapy, the initial session will be 60 minutes. During this time, we will review your completed paperwork and discuss the limits of confidentiality. I will gather information to ensure that I have a proper understanding of your history. I will ask questions that will allow me to understand better what brings you into therapy. We will discuss some initial goals and mutual expectations of treatment. This is also a time for you to ask questions and get to know one another. Return appointments will be 50 minutes. During this time, we will work together on your goals. We will check in regularly to ensure that you are progressing and make adjustments if needed.
For Mediation, CoParenting, and Reunification Therapy, the initial session will be between 90 to 120 minutes. During this time, we will review your completed intake paperwork and discuss the limits of confidentiality. If warranted, I will review any current court documents associated with the case and gain a clear understanding of the courts' expectations during our time together. After the initial session, we will determine the duration of the subsequent sessions.
Contacting me through this site does not create a therapist-client relationship. The relationship will begin after we have had our initial consultation, all Intake paperwork is completed, and we have set our first session.
Do you take insurance?
In short, the answer is no.
I do not take insurance; I am, however, an "out of network provider."
If your insurance allows, I can provide you with a Superbill. Then, you can contact your insurance provider directly to see if your specific policy will cover your sessions. Here are a few questions that will guide you through the process.
Do I have mental health insurance benefits that cover psychotherapy?
Does my policy cover an out-of-network Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist? If so, what percentage is covered, or what is the coverage amount per therapy session?
What is my deductible, and has it been met?
Are my medical and mental health/behavioral health deductibles separate?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
Does the diagnosis matter? Are some diagnoses covered and others not?
What paperwork or forms do I need to submit for sessions to be covered?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
I do accept California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) clients. CalVCB is a state program dedicated to providing reimbursement for many crime-related expenses to eligible victims who suffer physical injury or the threat of physical injury as a direct result of a violent crime. Covered crimes include, but are not limited to: assault, child abuse, homicide, sexual assault, stalking, and other crimes. For more information, visit victims.ca.gov
Why online therapy?
Research has shown that Telehealth has the same effect as face-to-face therapy for adults, adolescents, and children being treated for some of the more common mental health concerns. However, traditional face-to-face therapy does not provide some of the benefits that Telehealth does.
Please refer to the About Online Therapy section of my website for additional information about Telehealth and whether or not it is a good fit for you.