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Common Queries

How can therapy help me?

Therapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between you and me.  While the kind of treatment you will receive will depend on a variety of factors, I will create a space for you to feel deeply listened to in an environment of support, acceptance, nonjudgement and objectivity.  In this space, you will be able to think differently about your problems and find answers to help you attain a better understanding of yourself, learn new ways to manage your emotions and change your patterns to feel happier and improve your relationships, confidence and self-esteem.

How long are your therapy sessions?

My standard therapy session is 50-minutes one time a week for individual or family therapy.  This can be adjusted based on your needs and progress in treatment.

Treatment length depends on a variety of factors including the intensity of your concerns, your readiness for therapy and your personal goals.

How much do your sessions cost?  Do you offer sliding scale rates?

My standard therapy rate is $250.00 for a 50-minute session.  I do offer a sliding scale - please inquire for further details.

I primarily use Ivy Pay for payment of therapy services.  Ivy Pay accepts credit, debit, HSA and FSA cards.  Payment for services is expected on the day of the session unless other arrangements have been made.  If you would prefer an alternative payment option, please inform me so we can make arrangements.

I also provide SuperBills for those seeking reimbursement from their insurance.

Do you accept insurance?

While I am not in-network with any insurance companies or panels, many health insurance plans offer "out-of-network" coverage for therapy services.  The insurance company may reimburse you for either a portion or all of the session fees.  To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, it is important to call them and check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand how your coverage works.  Here are a few helpful questions you can ask:

  • What are my mental health benefits?

  • Do I have a deductible?  Has it been met?

  • What amount or % will be reimbursed per session?

  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?

  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?

  • Is approval required from my PCP?

  • Does my insurance cover telehealth/video/phone sessions?

Where are your sessions held?

My office hours are Tuesday - Friday by appointment.  I offer therapy sessions via a HIPAA-secure video platform or via telephone. 


I am able to see anyone currently living in the state of California or Florida via telepsychology.  *Florida residents, please see https://flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/ for any questions regarding my Telehealth Registration.

How do I go about starting therapy?

I offer a free 15-minute consultation to all new clients so we can learn more about each other and see if we are the right fit.  To schedule a consultation and/or an appointment, please click the Get in Touch button below or visit the Contact tab at the top of the page.  You are also welcome to call me directly at 323-207-0370.

What is the "No Surprises Act"?

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, mental health practitioners and facilities are required to provide a “Good Faith Estimate” (GFE) to all patients receiving out-of-network care who are uninsured or who are insured but do not plan to use their insurance benefits to pay for health care items and/or services.  You have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" for the estimated cost(s) of services.  If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your GFE, you can dispute the bill.  For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.

If you, or someone you know, is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please know that you are not alone.  Please reach out to the 24/7 numbers available below.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Crisis Text Line: 741741