Services

I am now offering teletherapy services via phone or video through secure programs and will continue providing those services even after the shelter-in-place orders are lifted. This has opened up an opportunity for me to extend my services outside of the Burbank area.  It is also allowing for me to provide a more flexible schedule to accommodate your needs.  Please feel free to reach out for a consultation about services.  Stay safe.  

I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and periodically will offer group therapy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duration of Therapeutic Engagement...

 

The duration of treatment is dependent on your goals, as well as the complexity and longevity of the issues you are seeking help for. We will collaborate to determine what is best to address your need.

Session Length...

 

Individual session length is 50-55 minutes. Couples, Family, Group and EMDR re-processing sessions are scheduled for additional time to provide for adequate participation.

How often do I attend...

 

The effectiveness of the therapeutic process is dependent upon the client and consistent attendance is vital to obtain successful outcomes. Therapy is a weekly commitment. Any less interrupts the necessary momentum for significant and lasting change.  This policy will be clinically evaluated once the client has reached their therapeutic goal and bi-monthly sessions are available when reaching the maintenance and termination phase of treatment.     

 

Fee Structure...     

I offer a free phone consultation to review your needs, establish if my services are a good fit and discuss how therapy might benefit your needs.

                                                   50 Minute Session - $165.00

                                                   90 Minute Session - $225.00

I accept cash or debit/credit cards.

I offer a few sliding scale spaces for a limited therapeutic period. As of September 2019 all spots are filled and I have no reduced fee spots available. If you are seeking low-fee therapy please feel free to ask and I may be able to provide you some referrals to online services, local non-profits or community mental health centers in the area.  

Insurance...

I am a cash pay clinician and am not contracted with any insurance panels. Payment is due upon receipt of therapeutic services. I can provide a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Its important to contact your provider in advance to establish if you have out-of-network coverage and what portion of mental health benefits will be covered. Most PPO insurance companies do reimburse a portion of session fee depending on your mental health benefits.

Additional...

 

Case management services or coordination of care with other providers as well as additional services are billed the same as in-person session.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  

Cancellation Policy...

    

Therapy sessions have been reserved in advance by you. Upon entering into the therapeutic relationship, I have committed this dedicated hour in the service of your wellbeing. It is understood that an occasional unexpected emergency will keep you from attending your regularly scheduled appointment. In this event, I ask that you notify me as soon as possible. A full session fee will be charged for missed appointments or cancellations with less than 24 hours notice. 

 

If you need to cancel due to illness, please contact me to reschedule your appointment via tele therapy or in person later in the week. Please do not attend if you are ill as it exposes the therapist and other clients. Excessive cancellations (greater than 4 in a year) will be clinically reviewed and a cancellation fee may be assessed for any missed session that has not been rescheduled within the same week.    

Confidentiality...

The relationship between client and psychotherapist is protected by law and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. However, psychotherapists are also held accountable to laws that protect the communities most vulnerable members and are considered mandated reporters.  Exception to the laws of confidentiality are suspected child, elder or dependent adult abuse; threat to another that includes serious bodily harm and court ordered subpoenas. Clinicians also have the leeway to break confidentiality if a client intends to harm self and all therapeutic interventions have been exhausted.  

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Life Transitions

Relationship Conflict

Self Esteem

Singleness

Trauma

Abuse

Anxiety                                              Depression                                         Grief/Bereavement/Loss                     Narcissistic Abuse Recovery                 PTSD                                                 Spiritual Abuse Recovery                     Substance Abuse Recovery

Areas covered but not limited to...

4444 West Riverside Drive, Suite 105

Burbank, CA 91505

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