Therapy FAQ

Are you taking new clients?

Yes, I’m currently taking new clients and have openings in my office in Lower Pac Heights, San Francisco.  I currently do not have openings in my Financial District office but you are welcome to call if you want to be notified when I have an opening at that location.

How do I get started if I’m interested in therapy?

If you are curious about therapy, call me at (415) 820-3202 to schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation. You can also schedule a consultation using my online calendar.

During our conversation you can tell me about what’s bringing you to therapy and I’ll answer any questions you have. Then, if you’d like, you are welcome to schedule a session. Or, if it doesn’t seem like I’m the best therapist for you I’m happy to provide you with referrals.

What are your fees?

My fee is $160 for a 50-minute session. Couples sessions are 75-minutes and the fee is $240.

Do you take insurance?

I am not on insurance panels so I don’t bill insurance directly but I can provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance plan. I can accept payments through  flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA).

Many insurance plans will cover a portion of therapy services if you have out-of-network coverage. To find out if your insurance will cover a portion of your therapy fees, here are the questions to ask them:

Do I have out-of-network coverage for out-patient mental health benefits?
If so, what percentage of the fee do you reimburse?
Do I have a deductible and if so how much of it has been met?
How do I submit claims?

Where are you located?

I have two offices in San Francisco. My Richmond neighborhood office is at 312 3rd Avenue @ Clement St., which is near the Presidio and Pacific Heights neighborhoods. It is easy to get to from most areas of San Francisco and is very close to the Geary Muni line. It is just 10 minutes from Golden Gate bridge making it convenient to the north bay.

My Financial District location at 582 Market Street is next to the Montgomery Street Muni/BART station, making it accessible from many areas in the east bay.

What kind of people do you work with?

My practice is diverse and I work with adults from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds and spiritual traditions. I offer individual therapy and couples counseling and work with straight and LGBTQQI clients.

Why do people come to therapy?

Therapy is a dedicated time where you can lay out all of your concerns with someone who wants to understand and help you find a way through them. It provides an opportunity to have someone who is on your side, can help you with your blind spots, heal experiences that haven’t been easy to get through, and who wants you to have a good life.

Although I help people who are in distress because of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and other issues, I also specialize in general personal growth and life transitions. Therapy can help us learn skills that create emotional health, improve relationships, and live a life aligned with our values and desires.

If you are curious and want to learn more please feel free to contact me or read more about me and my approach.

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