Do you take insurance?
At this time I am in network with Cigna. If you have a PPO you can inquire about out of network services and reimbursement for a portion of your fees. Please inquire.
How much does a session cost?
Are you a provider for Victims of Crime Compensation?
I am a service provider for victims of crime. Please visit http://vcgcb.ca.gov/victims/ to see if you qualify.
What is a Marriage and Family Therapist?
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) are trained to work with individuals, couples, families, adults and children. Many MFT's specialize in working with a specific population or focus on specific issues such as ADHD, Anxiety, Trauma, etc. As a Marriage and Family Therapist you must have a graduate degree (often a Masters degree) and advanced training in psychology, psychotherapy and family systems. Before becoming licensed, a Marriage and Family therapist must complete extensive training, supervision, therapy hours and pass State licensing exams; a process which often taking several years.
How often do we meet and how long does therapy take?
Sessions are 50 minutes and occur weekly at a time that we agree upon, although frequency may vary depending on each clients need. I find that weekly sessions are especially important at the beginning of therapy as we get to know one another and then to help with keeping the momentum towards your goals and the work we are doing.
Sometimes I will offer stand alone check-in sessions for previous clients who have worked with me and want to come in to check-in or address something new that came up.
What if I need to cancel an appointment?
If you need to cancel or rearrange an appointment, I ask that you give 24 hours advanced notice. Otherwise you will be charged for the full session.
Do you prescribe medication?
As a therapist, I can not prescribe medication but if you are interested in looking at how medication may help you, I can connect you with a list of psychiatrists. If you are taking medication or considering it, I often find it beneficial for us to collaborate together with your doctor so that we can develop an integrated plan that meets your needs. Medication can only be prescribed by Psychiatrists (a doctor) or your regular doctor.