Therapy FAQ

Are you taking new clients?

Yes, I’m currently taking new clients and have openings in both of my offices in San Francisco.

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

If you are curious about therapy you can schedule a free phone consultation by calling me at (415) 820-3202 or booking a time on 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. If it doesn’t seem like I’m the best therapist for you I’m happy to provide you with referrals.

Do you take insurance?

I do not take insurance but you may be eligible for some reimbursement by your insurance provider if you have out-of-network benefits.

To find out if your insurance will cover a portion of your therapy cost, 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?

I can accept payments through  flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA).

If my fee seems too expensive for your budget I’m happy to give you referrals for sliding scale therapy agencies in the area. You can also check out Open Path Collective, which lists therapist who have openings for $30-50.

Where are you located?

I have two offices in San Francisco. My office in Lower Pac Heights office is at 1801 Bush St. @ Octavia St.

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.

Why do people go 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 you 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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