My hope is to provide treatment that will be helpful to you in achieving your goals. Typical problems addressed in psychotherapy include depression, anxiety, worry, panic, shyness, stress, relationship difficulties, grief, adjustment to life challenges, and many more. I have a collaborative style of working and will help you refine your treatment goal. Depending on the nature of your particular problem, treatment may include work between sessions and your active participation in building skills to help you achieve the results you are seeking.

My Approach to Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic approach that has a wealth of high quality research to back its use for a variety of problems. At its core, CBT examines the relationships between your thinking style (cognitions), the things you do (behaviors), and your emotions. It tends to be present focused and goal oriented. Using this approach, I blend the best of modern psychological science with the art of compassionate support to help you get through your problems. If you are interested in learning more about CBT, click here.

Cost of Therapy

It is $200.00 per 45 to 50-minute session of psychotherapy. Payment is due at the beginning of each session by cash, check, or credit card. You will not be charged for missed or canceled sessions if you provide 24 to 48 hours advanced notice.

Insurance Reimbursement

I do not take insurance but you may be able to receive reimbursement from your insurer, particularly if you have a PPO plan. I would be considered an "out of network" provider. I will provide a statement of services at the end of each month, which can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement. I strongly suggest you research your plan's benefits before scheduling an appointment. And consider asking the following:

  • How much of the cost is covered for an out-of-network provider?
  • What is my deductible and how much of this deductible have I met?
  • What is my co-pay or co-insurance for mental health sessions?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • How many sessions per year are covered under my plan?
  • Do I need a pre-authorization and, if so, how do I obtain it?

Questions

If you would like to schedule an initial visit or learn more about my services, please call 650-906-9571.